SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT:
ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT
The Social Welfare Department is one of
the most important Department in the State which implements the Welfare
Programmes designed for the upliftment of disadvantaged segments of the
population, specially, Women, Children, Disabled person, old and aged
etc.The Department has the following Institutions at its control
||AT STATE HEAD QUARTERS
Blind School, Takyelpat
Deaf & Mute School, Takyelpat
Training Institute, Takyelpat
Training Centre, Takyelpat
Ladies Hostel, Takyelpat
ICDS Cell at Head quarters
Bal Bhavan, Khuman Lampak
District Social Welfare Offices at all District Head quarters in
|| 9 nos
|| District ICDS (Imphal, Ukhrul, Senapati,
|| 4 nos
||Twin District ICDS Cells (Thoubal/Chandel,
|| 2 nos
1. Block level ICDS
(Imphal East-I, Imphal East-II, Imphal West-I, Imphal West-II,
Jiribam, Bishnupur, Moirang, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur,
Thanlon, Henglep, Singngat, Parbung, Samulamlan, Chandel,
Chakpikarong, Tengnoupal, Machi, Ukhrul, Phungyar, Kasom
Khullen, Kamjong, Chingai, Mao, Kangpokpi, Saikul, Purul, Pao-Mata,
Tamenglong, Tamei, Nungba, Tousem and Imphal City (U).
The Department is implementing Welfare programmes directly or
indirectly under State, Central, CSS etc. under strict and
This Scheme aims at for
the welfare and upliftment of Women specially destitute, divorced,
widows. For this one Destitute Women Home i.e. Raja Dumbra Destitute
Women Home run by All Manipur Womens Association was given
State grant of Rs. 20,000/- as usual. The State run Working Ladies
Hostel accommodated 9(nine) low paid employees at the rate 5% of
the pay as House Rent monthly.
Under the Manipur State
Women Development Corporation Ltd., training was imparted to women
including School drop-outs in the different traditional and
non-traditional trades such as Handloom weaving, type writing
& short hand, Readymade Garments, Mosquito Net weaving,
Leather, Beauty culture and Computer etc. in collaboration with
N.G.Os under the various schemes of Govt. of India, NORAD &
STEP etc. During the year, a sum of Rs. 10.00 lakhs was given
grant to the Manipur State Women Development Corporation Ltd.
The United Nations had
already declared operation the Rights of the ChildE To
fulfill the objective, the Deptt. Implemented Welfare programmes
for Children also. Many destitute Children, orphans from Hills and
plain have been sheltered in the Childrens Homes run by eminent
8(eight) N.G.Os. to which the Department extended financial grants
annually. During the year, 1999-2000, a sum of Rs. 6.46 lakhs was
spent to benefit about 287 Destitute, Orphan and neglected
children in the State.
The State Bal
Khuman Lampak is a recreational-cum-Educational Centre for
children of all types irrespective of caste, creed and colour
where various recreational activities like Song & Dance,
Sitar/Guitar/Tabala recital, painting, soft toy making, computer
education, Library-cum-Doll House, Children Park, Science Park,
were available for the benefit of the children. Programmes are
conducted throughout the year including programmes of Summer &
Winter camps. Selected children were deputed to outside the State
to participate the competitions. Seminar/Workshops annually. Fund
for this was borne by National Bal-Bhavan, India. Two children,
namely, Piyaibala Ayam and M. Jotin received National Balshree
Awards, 1999 for creative writing and innovative science
respectively, honored by the President of India. Recently, a
Science park was installed at this Centre with the assistance from
the Science and Technology Department, Manipur.
During this year 284 (two
hundred eighty four) dependent/fostered children were given
scholarships for educations @ 60/- p.m. per head. A sum of Rs.
2.05 lakhs was spent during the year 1999-2000 for benefiting 284
programme for Women & Children (Girl child and Adolescent
Girls) at Border Town of Moreh was started during the end of the
year, 1998-99. The objectivity of the BADP Project is to reduce
gender disparities and to improve the status of the Girl Child and
Adolescent Girls living in the Border Area for getting equal
opportunities for survival and Development. Under the Scheme
THE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMMEEto promote awareness of
personnel Hygiene, Community Health Services, Social Work, Food
& nutrition Education, Family Welfare, gender issues and Women
rights, Maternity and child Health, Rights of the Child, Drugs and
AIDS and Vocational Training Programme for Adolescent Girls.
30(thirty) trained Adolescent girls have been formed as Self-help
Groups in order to sustain the employment generation programme.
During the coming year, a separate society for the adolescent
girls will be set up for self-sustaining of income. Credit
facilities through the State Women Development Corporation and
Banks to the Adolescent Society will also be arranged for
continued flow of fund for working capital of the Society. A sum
of Rs. 10.00 lakhs was spent during 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
The Department organized
UNIVERSAL CHILDRENS DAY celebration on 14th
November, 1999 at the 1st Manipur Rifles Parade Ground
as usual. A 2(two) days workshop on RIGHT OF CHILDE
sponsored by UNICEF in co-operation with the Manipur Human Rights
Commission was held on the 10th & 11th
May, E9 with a view to make the people aware about the UNITED
NATIONS CONVENTION on
the Rights of the Child.
A State Level workshop on
Rural Water Supply, Health, Sanitation & Nutrition under SPAC
(State Plan of Action for Children) was held from 30th
August to 1st Sept., 1999, sponsored by UNICEF.
A One Day Workshop,
on the Implementation of the Juvenile Justice ActEwas held
on 17th February, 2000 sponsored by the UNICEF.
Government Ideal Blind
School at Takyel is a High School Standard school and the only
school of its kind in the State in which Semi-Blind and totally
Blind Children (both Boys and Girls) were admitted annually.
Hostellers were give a Diet allowance @500/- p.m. during their
stay at the school Hostel. Free Books, Stationeries were supplied
ot the students with facilities for Reader teachers and Braille
Instructor, Dance/Music classes. One of the Girl Students, i.e.
Km. Sunita Nepram, who was an Awardee at National Level in Song
and Music have been appointed as an employee of the Department.
During the year, 96 (ninety six) students enrolled.
Govt. Deaf & Mute
School is similarly a high school in which Deaf & Mute
Children (both boys and girls) were given education by special
techniques, i.e. signed languages and demonstrations. 56(fifty
six) Deaf & Mute children were given education in various
classes upto X(ten) standard during the year under report. For
this school also Hostel facilities were given and each hosteller
were given a diet allowance @ 500/- p.m. EAltogether a sum of
Rs. 7.30 lakhs was spent under the diet allowance for benefiting
152 Disabled children in the two schools.
Scholarships to Disabled
students reading in different schools/colleges inside and outside
the State were also given During the year, a sum of Rs. 1.20 lakhs
was spent for benefiting 321 Disabled students.
International Day against
Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed at State level and
District Head quarters in which Mass Rallies by willing volunteers
of leading NGOs took part, displaying placards, festoons in June
Awareness Camps were also
organized by the NGOs specially on the hot topics of HIV and AIDS
confronting the youths of To-day in co-ordination with the Social
Welfare Department and Medical Department, Manipur.
THE AGED, OLD AND INFIRMED
Manipur Old Age
pension Rules provide the conditions for grant of monthly pensions
to old and aged persons preferably low income group and handicaps.
Under this scheme, a sum of Rs. 100/- p.m. per pensioner were
given. During the year, a sum of Rs. 47.70 lakhs was spent for
benefiting 3974 Old aged persons.
SOCIAL WELFARE BOARD.
Under the Schemes of the
Central Social Welfare Board, the Manipur State Social welfare
Advisory Board took up a number of schemes such as Awareness Generation
for Rural and poor women, condensed courses of Education
for Adult women and vocational training courses, Socio-economic
programmes and Grant-in-aid programmes through the NGOs. Apart
from this, Multipurpose services like Balwadi, Craft, Social
Education for Women and Children were also taken up under the
Border Area Welfare Extension Projects.
During the year, a
maintenance grant of Rs. 6.00 lakhs and Rs. 10.00 lakhs were given
to the Manipur State Social Welfare Advisory Board (MSSWAB).
This is a feeding
component programmed under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of ICDS.
During the year under report 150.425 metric tones of Skimmed milk
powder was procured for distribution to Anganwadi Centres under
ICDS Projects. During the year, a sum of Rs. 2,05,80,00/- was
sanctioned for benefiting 93,940 children and 24,639 expectant and
CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (ICDS) (CSS)
This is a cent
percent Centrally Sponsored Scheme implemented by the State
Government under Central guidelines. We have 34 ICDS Projects and
6 Districts ICDS Cells and one State ICDS Cell to implement,
monitor and evaluate the Scheme. 4,181 Anganwadi Centres are
actively running with 4181 Anganwadi Workers and 4181 Helpers who
received Honorarium monthly from the ICDS Projects and have
facilities of appointment to the post of ICDS Supervisors as per
Recruitment Rules. Educational/Teaching materials like Black,
boards, furnitures, charts, maps etc. including feeding items were
supplied free to these Anganwadi Centres. 93,940 Children in the
age group of 6 months- 6 years were benefited. Besides, 24,639
pregnant women and nursing mothers were given supplementary
nutrition and 1,12,202 nos of pre-school children were given
facilities under 4181 Anganwadi Centres. A sum of Rs. 958.13 lakhs
PROGRAMME UNDER ICDS (UDISHA) (CSS)
Programmed, training plays a vital role in the successful
implementation of the programme. During the year 1999-2000, the
following training programmes were conducted by the training
Institutes noted against them.
The ICDS Project Staff and Angawadi
Centres actively assisted the Medical Department in the Pulse Polio Immunization
Progamme in their respective jurisdictions.
||NATIONAL SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
The scheme has 3(three)
components as follows:-
National Family Benefit Scheme (NBS) which provides financial
assistance when the head of the household belonging the poverty
line expired. Rs. 23,40,000/- spent.
National Old Age Pension Scheme
(NOAP)- Payment @ 75/- per old pensioner p.m. Rs. 87,71,000/-
National Maternity Benefit
Scheme (NMBS) EPayment of Financial assistance @ 500/- when
women belonging to family below poverty line delivers child. Rs.
25,52,000/- was spent.
The District-wise achievements for the scheme are given below
(however due to non-release of 2nd and subsequent
installments from the Govt. of India, the achievements are few).
This Schemes are directly implemented by DRDAs through District
Social Welfare Officers
CENTRAL SCHEME OF GRANT-IN-AID TO
Under various Central Schemes, like
NORAD, NCT, CRECHE, DRUG AWARENESS, COUNSELING CENTER FOR DRUG, MOBILE
MEDICINE, DAY CARE CENTRES, this Department used to inspect and enquire into the
deserving cases of NGOs which applied for financial grants from various
Ministries of Govt. of India and recommended the deserving cases through the
State Government. During the year, 1999-2000, 86(eighty-six) cases of N.G.O.s
were recommended for financial grant.