Social Welfare for the year 2000-2001
The Department of Social Welfare, Manipur with its Office at the
Directorate Complex, AT Line(2nd MR Gate), Imphal has been implementing
various Welfare Schemes since its inception, for the welfare and
development of women, children, disabled, old aged persons, socially
maladjusted persons etc. The Department's schemes are however executed by
the various State Level, District level and block level
Offices/Institutions indicated below:
At State Level the following Institutions have been established under
overall control and supervision of the Department :
1. One Directorate
2 One State ICDS Cell
3, One Deaf & Mute School
4. One Blind School
5. One Welfare Training Institute
6. One Anganwadi Training Centre
7. One Observation Home/Special Home/Juvenile Home
8. One State Bal Bhavan
9. One Working Ladies Hostel
At Districts level the following Offices have been opened
1. District Social Welfare Offices at 9 Districts of
2. District ICDS Cells at Imphal, Vhurachandpur, Ukhrul,
Senapati and twin Districts of Chandel & Thoubal and Tamenglong &
At Block levels/Project levels : 34 ICDS Projects
including one Urban Project have been opened under which 4310 Anganwadi
Centres have been functioning.
The Department implemented the following
1. Welfare of the women
2. Child Welfare
3. Welfare of the disabled
5. Welfare of the Aged and infirm (Manipur
State Old Age Pension)
6. Correctional Services
7. Special Nutrition Programme
8. Integrated Child Development Services (CSS)
9. Schemes for grant-in-aid to Non
Governmental Organizations under
various schemes of the Govt. of
10. National Social Assistance Programme(NSAP)
11. Balika Samridhi Yojana (BSY)
1. Welfare of the Women
2. Child Welfare
Under the scheme, the Department observed International Women's Day during
the 2nd week of March, 2001 in collaboration with the Mahila Kalyan Samiti,
Imphal. The Department accommodated 9 Working women at the Department's
Working Ladies Hostel at Takyel , Annual State Grant to one
Destitute Women Home at Imphal was also extended. The Department chalked
out year long programme on the Women's Empowerment year 2001 in the first
State Level Committee meeting held on 7th March 2001 in which all
related State Department were assigned with the responsibility of
observing the year in a befitting manner.
Under Child Welfare Scheme, International Children's day was observed and
celebrated on the 14th Nov 20000 at all District Head Quarters. The
Department maintained the existing State Bal Bhavan in which regular
informal education/class on Dance/song, musical instrument, computer
education, Drawing lessons etc. were taught by experienced
officials/Instructors of this Department with attractive Summer and
winter camps. The Department nominated children to all India level
workshops/competitions during 2000-2001 in which one Bal Bhavan Child,
namely Mr. Kh. Jachson of Manipur Bal Bhavan was selected for awarding
prestigious Bal Shree Award. The said BAl Bhavan added to its already existing
facilities, one mini children science Park constructed with the assistance
of State Science & Technology Department. Besides 8(eight) Destitute children
Homes run by eminent N.G.Os have also been maintained by extending annual
financial assistance. Financial assistance @ Rs. 60/- per child per month
were extended to 248 school going children.
3. Welfare of the disabled
Under the scheme, the 2(two) special schools i,e Govt. Ideal Blind School
and Govt. Ideal Blind School and Govt. Deaf & Mute School have been
successfully continuing its educational Programmes to the disabled
children i,e Blind Deaf & Mute, all the year round. These schools
produced a few matriculates every year. The monthly diet Allowance @ 500/-
p.m to the hostellers of these 2(two) Schools have been provided, Disabled
students scholarship were also extended to 142 students. With the
implementation of persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities,
protection of rights and full participation) Act 1995 in Manipur. The Department
conducted a detailed census for identification of disabled persons and
under which Disabled Identity Cards and Pass Books are being issued. A
State level co-ordination Committee was also constituted for the purpose.
A central scheme known as Gramee Purnavas Yojana, District disability
Rehabilitation Centre was launched and the Medical Superintendent of J.N
Hospital, Imphal has been designated as District fitment-cum-Rehabilitation Centre, (DDRC).
4. WELFARE OF THE AGED & INFIRMED
Under the scheme of Aged & infirm, the department
is giving monthly old age pension to old age persons under Manipur Old Age
Pension Rules continuously. So far 3965 pensioners have been benefited under
5. Correctional Services
Under Correctional services, the Department have maintained one
Observation Home/Special Home at Takyel. The required minimum staff was
also appointed with the financial assistance from the Centre. One Juvenile
has been kept at the Home under orders of Juvenile court. The Department
also delivered 15 young girls from the Observation Home, Bengalore and
they were delivered to their respective guardians/parents.
6. Grant-in-aid Programme
Under Grant in aid programme, the Department sanctioned Annual State share
of Grants to the following Institutions.
Manipur State social Welfare Advisory Board.
Border Area Welfare Extension Projects (3nos)
Manipur State Women Dev. Corporation.
a. Manipur State Social
Welfare Advisory Board
The Manipur State Social Welfare
Advisory Board, Imphal was constituted on 6th September, 1954.
Various welfare programs specially for women & children have been
implemented under the Board with Officers and staff strength approved by
the Central Government. The maintenance of staff are however borne by the
Central Board and State Govt. on the basis of 50:50 basis. The Board which
has been running under the patronage of the Central Social Welfare Board,
New Delhi received 50% of the State matching share.
During the year, 2000-2001, the Board extended
financial assistance to 217 crèche units run by regd. voluntary
organisations @ Rs. 18,450/- per centre. Under Awareness generation
Programme 33 awareness camps with 25-30 women capacity per camp which were
run by 33 registered voluntary organisations, were held with financial
assistance of Rs. 10,000/- each.
b Border Area Welfare
These extension projects are directly under the State
board and located at Ukhrul Churachandpur & Chandel. These projects
were running the following centres :
of the Centre
education centres (25-30 childen capacity)
| Crèche (Day care centre
of the ailing mothers)
| Maternity service
| Craft training programme
c. Manipur State Women Development Corporation Ltd.
The Corporation was established in 1995 as a pioneering Institute in
the Women's Development sector of the State, specially for mobilisation
and Development of human resources, stretching across eco-social and
7. Integrated Child development services scheme (
During the year under report, there
were 34 ICDS projcts spreading throughout the entire 9 Districts of
Manipur covering 33 locks and 1 (one) Urban ICDS Projects along with one
State ICDS Cell at the State Head Quarters and 6(six) Districts ICDS Cells
at the Districts Levels.
The Government of India approved 4501 AWCs out of which
the State Government had given sanction for 4411 AWCs, 4310 AWCs were
functioning as on 31.3.2002. 4310 Anganwadi Workers and 4310 Anganwadi
Helpers were working in the 4310 AWCs.
Under the Scheme, the nutritional status of children as
identified was as follows
|| 15081 (9.17%)
Grade -III & IV
52744 boys and 52925 girls within the age group of 3-6 years had been
given the knowledge of pre-school education during the year under report.
Programme of the health check-up, immunization, IEC
were conducted at the Anganwadi Centres in coordination with Department of
Health and family Welfare, Manipur. The World Breast Feeding Day, national
Nutritional Week, ICDS Day, Children's Day, Republic Day and Mother's Day
were observed at the District and Project Levels.
ICDS Training Programme
During the year under report 10(ten) best Anganwadi Workers were
selected for award under ICDS Scheme based on the performance of the last
4(four) Anganwadi Workers Training Centres run by the NGOs and the state
Government conducted various ICDS Job Course Training for AWWs/Orientation
Course for Anganwadi Helpers. During the year under report , 420 AWWs were
given Job Course Training and 400 Anganwadi helpers also were
given orientation training course by the Anganwadi Workers Training Centres under
UDISHA Training Programme.
Expenditure under ICDS General
During th year under report, only a sum of Rs. 1060.90
lakhs was spent aginst Budgetary requirement of Rs. 1716.38 lakhs. So
Staff Salaries and honorarium of AWWs/AHa had been paid up to January 2002
Award to Anganwadi Workers:
Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojna (PMGY) -
Nutrition Component under additional Central Assistance- Supplementary
Nutrition under ICDS.
The new initiative in the form of Pradhan Mantri's Gramodaya Yojna(PMGY)
had been introduced in Manipur from the year 2000-2001 for eradicating
malnutrition amongst under three year children by increased nutritional
coverage of supplementary feeding of these children through the ICDS
Scheme. A sum of Rs. 3,34,45,000/- had been sanctioned and procured 412.9 MTs of Amul Skimmed Milk Powder for
distribution to AWCs.
8. NATIONAL SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Department of Social Welfare Manipur is also working as nodal department
for implementation of National Social Assistance Programme
(NSAP) implemented by the District level Agencies i,e DRDAs. This scheme
has 3 components i,e
a. National Old Age Pension Scheme: - Under which old
age persons have been given a sum of Rs 75/- p.m. As per record collected
from DCs, 35,061 persons have been given pensions during the year.
b. National Maternity benefit Scheme : financial assistance
to the family below poverty line on the birth of a child was extended.
During the year, 5635 families have been benefited.
c. National Family Benefit scheme : Under which financial grant to
the family belonging to poverty line when the head of family who is
primary Bread winner of the family dies Under the scheme 599 families were
9. BALIKA SAMRIDHI YOJNA(BSY)
Balika Samridhi Yojna is a 100% Centrally sponsored scheme. This scheme
will cover girl children in families below poverty line who are born on or
after 15th Aug. 1997. Under this scheme, a post grant amount of Rs. 500/-
is given to the girl child born on or after 15.8.97. The govt. of India
released a sum of Rs. 10.75 lakhs for implementation of BSY in the State
through Finance Department. Hence physical achievement for the year
2000-2001 is practically nil.
It may be mentioned here that the
financial targets could not be achieved in the year 2000-2001 itself due
to ban on the encashment of bills by the Govt. However full financial
sanctions were accorded in time.