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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:57

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is entrusted with the welfare, social justice and empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized section of the society like Scheduled Caste, Backward Classes, Person with Disabilities, Aged Persons, and victims of Drug Abuse etc.

Basic objective of the policies, programmes, law and institution of the Indian welfare system is to bring the target groups into the main stream of development by making them self-reliant.

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

The 'Disability Division' of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been strengthened by converting it into a separate Department, so that it can liaise effectively with all the other concerned Ministries / Departments and fulfill its responsibilities towards the persons with disabilities (PwDs) ". Looking to the specialised nature of the subject on "Disability", the wide ranging work to be done in the light of the UNCRPT, and the inadequacy of existing implementation structure, the time has now come to upgrade the existing Disability Bureau in the M/o SJE. The decision to create a separate Department for PwDs within the M/o SJE was taken up by the Government, in principle on 3rd January, 2012. This was also announced by the President before both houses of Parliament on 12th March, 2012.

Two departments were created under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment vide notification dated 12.5.2012, namely:-

  1. Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (Samajik Nyaya aur Adhikarita Vibhag)
  2. Department of Empowerment of PwDs (Divyangjan)

New Address -

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Department of Empowerment of PwDs

5th Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan

CGO Complex, New Delhi – 110003

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