DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE
Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Department of Social Welfare is devoted to the cause of the neglected and marginalized sections of the society. Under its institutional programmes, the department is maintaining services for more then 3000 children, 400 women, 200 handicapped, 3000 beggars respectively. Also the DSW is supporting NGOs for their institutional programmes and covering more than 5000 beneficiaries in various categories. In addition other non-institutional services catered under above sectors are 28 Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) projects covering approximately 4 lakh children through 3900 Anganwadis, 24 Work Centre for women, 4 Training-cum-Production Centres, 2 Shelter workshop for physically handicapped, 1 Rehabilitation Centre for leprosy patients, 3 Nursery & Primary School for Deaf and School for Mentally Retarded Children are being run by DSW.
STREE SHAKTI CAMP
Project Stree Shakti is one more attempt of the Delhi Government to reach nearer the goal of empowerment of women, specially those belonging to the economically weaker section. It is a capacity building project through "Bhagidari' with NGOs to strengthen the ability of women to participate equally in the mainstream.
Project has prioritized, intervention in the three sectors-
Government Departments & Coordinating Agencies (NGOs) to make successful 'Stree Shakit camps' i.e. Department of Social Welfare, Directorate of Health Services, Directorate of Training & Technical Education, Directorate of Education, Food & Nutrition Board, Delhi Commission for Women and Mother NGOs.
ACHIEVEMENTS of STREE SHAKTI CAMPs
Stree Shakit Camp organized since last one year.
Name of the Districts
No. of Camps organized
No. of Beneficiaries
65926 beneficiaries (Women's 15-45) of economically weaker section has been provided free services of health check-up, legal counselling, literacy and skill development, etc.
7500 grass root filed NGOs participated during organizing camps & undertaken follow-up activities.
02 Gender Resource Center (GRC), a single window information center-Stree Kosh, has been set up in North-West and East districts of Delhi.
08 GRC & will be set up in rest 8 district.
GENDER RESOURCE CENTER: Stree Kosh
Stree Kosh Project is the outcome of the follow up measures of 'Stree Shakti Camps' launched by Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi under the Bhagidari Scheme for overall empowerment of women under Tenth Five Years Plan.
Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi inaugurated two 'Stree Kosh', the first at Shahbad Daulatpur on 18.09.2002 and second 13-14 Basti Vikas Kendra, Kalyanpuri on 28.12.2002.
Objective of GRC
To evolve strategies programme for sustainable empowerment of women in the filed of health, literacy, legal awareness and skill development.
Greater convergence of women welfare programme and activities of Government and other agencies.
Single window information & facilitation center for the community women to provide wider exposure of service available and better placement opportunities.
Achievements of existing GRCs
More than 1100 women are being benefited through health clinics.
300 women are being provided free legal aid and counselling.
286 women are being benefited with different skill development courses in the different trades i.e. Beauty Culture, Photography & Vediography, Computer, Home Management and Catering, Embroidery & Jute Bag making, etc.
500 women belonging to different Self Help Groups (SHGs) are being benefited through capacity building programmes.
More than 3000 women are being benefited from 20 camps specially in Legal Awareness, Health Education & Nutrition Demonstration conducted by 10 NGOs under Bhagidari scheme.
7 more GRC to be set up in remaining districts.
State level GRC to be set up on the patter on women's plaza Seoul, South Korea.
Develop and impart non-traditional skill development programme.
Major Achievements for the last 4 years of DSW
Disbursement of old age pension through RBI electronic clearing system to 1.10 lakh.
Enhancement of old age pension of Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/- per month w.e.f. 01.01.2002.
Enhancement of financial assistance to widow from Rs. 10,000/- to 15,000/- and Rs. 5,000/- to 7,500/-.
National family benefit scheme now became state scheme for assistance of Rs.10,000/- on the death of primary bread earner.
Enhancement of honorarium to Rs. 700/- to 1500/- to Anganwadi workers for ICDS.
Construction of 40 Recreation Center for senior citizens.
Construction working women hostel for to accommodate 130 working women in East Delhi.
Construction of two Nursery and Primary School building for deaf and dump at Rohini and Mayur Vihar.
Computerization of the department and launching of a dynamic website of the department.
For detail, please contact us:
Director (Social Welfare),
Directorate of Social Welfare,
Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi
1, Canning Lane, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110 001
Visit us at : http://www.socialwelfaredelhi.com