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Annual Administration Report
of
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 the State
2.    District ICDS Cells at Imphal, Vhurachandpur, Ukhrul, Senapati and twin Districts of  Chandel & Thoubal and Tamenglong & Bishnupur.

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 Schemes/Programmes :

1.      Welfare of the women
2.      Child Welfare
3.      Welfare of the disabled
4.      Training
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     India.
10.    National Social Assistance Programme(NSAP)
11.    Balika Samridhi Yojana (BSY)

1.  Welfare of the Women

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. 

2.  Child Welfare

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 the scheme. 

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.

         a.    Manipur State social Welfare Advisory Board.
         b.    Border Area Welfare Extension Projects (3nos)
         c.    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 Extension Projects
These extension projects are directly under the State board and located at Ukhrul Churachandpur & Chandel. These projects were running the following centres :

Name of the Centre No of Centres
Balwadi/Pre-Primary education centres (25-30 childen capacity)  15
Crèche (Day care centre of the ailing mothers) 15
Maternity service 15
Craft training programme  15

  
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 cultural fields.

7.    Integrated Child development services scheme ( ICDS)

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 

Nornal  15081 (9.17%)
Grade I 125256 (76.15%)
Grade-II  23421(14.24%)
Grade -III & IV 721(0.44%)


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 (UDISHA) :

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 only.

Award to Anganwadi Workers:

 During the year under report 10(ten) best Anganwadi Workers were selected for award under ICDS Scheme based on the performance of the last year (1999-2000)

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 Programme(NSAP)

 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 benefited.

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.

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