Social Welfare for the year 2001-2002
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 District levels the following Offices have been opened
1. District Social Welfare Offices at 9 Districts of
2. District ICDS Cells at Imphal,Churachandpur, Ukhrul,
Senapati and twin
Districts of Chandel & Thoubal and Tamenglong & Bishnupur.
The Department implemented the following Schemes/programmes :
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 India.
10. National Social Assistance Programme(NSAP)
11. Balika Samridhi Yojana (BSY)
1. Welfare of the Women
Under the schemes the Department accommodated 11 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. Accordingly the observance
was continued in 2000-02 and various state Department observed the same by
organizing Seminars/Workshops on monthly basis.
2. Child Welfare
In the area of child welfare the following programmes were taken up :
Grant-in-aid to Destitute Children
The Department has been extending grant-in-aid to
8(eight) destitute children Homes as usual run by eminent NGOs for care
and maintenance of the destitute, orphan and neglected children,
Altogether 321 destitute/orphan/neglected children have been provided
shelter and care in these Homes
B. Financial Assistance to Department
ChildrenFinancial assistance @ Rs.
60/- per child per month
in the age of 6-14 years were extended to 288 school going destitute
children living below poverty line.
C. State Bal Bhavan.
The State Bal Bhavan at Khuman Lampak which is a
residential-cum-educational centre has been providing training facilities
in various fields like music, dance, science, home management, computer
Various workshops, camps and competitions have been
organized all through the year. Every year, children of State bal Bhavan
are sent to participant in the National bal Shree camp where the best
children are selected in creative fields of arts, creative performance,
science and creative writing till now, 7 children of our State have
received the award since 1995.
Bal Kendras in the tribal areas of
Senapti and Churachandpur Districts has been opened to benefit the
children of the remote areas to the facilities provided under bal Bhavan
Opening of one more Bal Bhavan-cum-children park at Moreh, Border town of
the Indo Myanmar is under Process.
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. The Department has
organised 2 camps for identification and assessment of the disabled
persons. The camp was organised at J.N Hospital, Porompat and during the
camp sittings of Sate Medical Board was of disabled and permanent
disability certificate, Identity card/ass books have been issued to them.
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 designed as Nodal Officer of the composite
fitment and rehabilitation Centre, (DDRC). The Centre has so far
distributed 18 wheel chairs/tri-cycles to the disabled persons registered
in the centre.
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 4172 pensioners have been benefited under
the scheme. A sum of Rs. 100/- p.m have been given to these pensioners
upto Feb, 2002.
5. Correctional Services
With the enforcement of Juvenile Justice Act, 1986, in the state, the
Department has been implementing the Central Sponsored Scheme of " A
programme for Juvenile Justice," being financed by the Govt. of India
and State Government on 50:50 sharing basis. The Department has
established one Observation Home, One Juvenile Home and One Special Home
at Takyl. The observation Home and the Special Home have been engaging in
handling the Juvenile delinquents sent by the Juvenile Court Magistrates
every now and then. During 2001-2002, 2(two) boys delinquent Juveniles
have been kept at Home under orders of Juvenile Court.
The Act has been re-enacted incorporating all the standards prescribed in
the convention on the Rights of child adopted by the United nations. As a
follow up action, the draft Manipur Juvenile Justice (care &
protection of children) Rules, 2001 to carry out the purposes of the Act
in Manipur is under process.
6. Grant-in-aid Programme
Under Grant in aid programme, the Department sanctioned Annual State share
of Grants to the following Institutions.
Manipr 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, Imphal was constituted on 6th September, 1954.
Various welfare programs specially for women & children have been
implemented under the Board with Officers and staff stength 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.
b. Border Area Welfare
These extension projects are directly under the State
board and located at Ukhrul Churachandpur & Vhandel. 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
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 4460 AWCs, 4460 AWCs were
functioning as on 31.3.2002. 4460 Anganwadi Workers and 4460 Anganwadi
Helpers were working in the 4460 AWCs.
Under the Scheme, the nutritional status of children as
identified was as follows
|| 15081 (9.17%)
Grade -III &
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.
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
Procurement of Medicine and PSE kits:
5000 Medicine Kits were procured by the State
government and distributed to all AWCs through the District Consignees/CDPOs.
further, PSE kits were also procured by the respective ICDS Projects with
the involvement of District Administration and same had been started
distribution to the AWCs.
Kishori Shakti Yojna(KSY)
The Kishori Shakti Yojna (KSY) renamed from the erstwhile Adoloscent
Girls Scheme ( AGs) was started launching in 13(thirteen) ICDS Projects of
Manipur Viz. 1. tengoupal 2. Chandel. 3. Chakpikarong.
4. ukhrul. 5. Phungyar 6. Chingai. 7. Kasom Khullen. 8. Kamjong.
9. imphal East I ( Swombung) 10. Imphal West I. 11. Jiribam 12 Moirang 13.
Bishnupur. This was a new thrust aimig at laying of healthy foundation of
Girlhood to become Womanhood of the Girls-child in the age group of 11-19
years of age. A sum of Rs. 14.30 lakhs had been provided @ rs.1.10 lakhs
780 Adolscent girls had been given Orientation Training Course.
During the year under report 10(ten) best Anganwadi Workers were
selected for award under ICDS Scheme based on the performance of the last
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. 3,64.20 lakhs had been sanctioned during the year
2001-2002 for procurement of 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 nodel
department nin the 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 fmily dies Under the scheme 599 families were
9. BALIKA SAMRIDHI YOJNA(BSY)
A Centrally sponsored scheme, namely the Balika Saridhi Yojana has
been implementing in the State since 1997. A post delivery grant of Rs.
500/- is provided to the mother of the girl child. Number of girl
benefited under the scheme is 3,208
10. 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 , 385 AWWa were
given Job Course Training by the Anganwadi Workers Training Centres under
UDISHA Training Programme.