Central Social Welfare Board

The Central Social Welfare Board came into existence in an era when welfare services for the disadvantaged sections of society were not systematized and the welfare infrastructure was not yet a formal construct.�

In the newly independent nation, visionaries such as Pt. JawaharLal Nehru, Pt. GovindVallabh Pant and Sh. C.D. Deshmukh were preparing the blue print for the holistic development of all sections of the community against the background of recent Partition and communal disharmony.

Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh, veteran social worker, parliamentarian and member of the Planning Commission was entrusted the responsibility of standing at the helm of the nascent Board that was perceived as an interface between the resources of the Government and the energy and outreach of the voluntary sector leader.

Over the years, the Board has been steadily evolving into a mature instrument of social change that has its anchor in the changing realities of our society. In order to maintain the topicality of its schemes and programmes and to remain responsive to the needs of society, the Board has been revamping and redesigning or formulating programmes that best fulfill emerging requirements.

The decade perspective of the Central Social Welfare Board encompasses the following objectives:

  • Act as a change maker with a humanitarian approach by reinforcing the spirit of voluntarism.
  • Create an enabling mechanism to facilitate networking of committed social workers for the empowerment of women and children.
  • Develop a cadre of sensitive professionals with a gender centric vision committed to equity, justice and social change.
  • Recommend gender specific policy initiatives to meet the new challenges for women and children in emerging areas.
  • Strengthen voluntary organizations and expand coverage of ‘engendered’ schemes in areas where they have not yet reached.
  • Initiate and strengthen its monitoring role to act as social audit and guide for the voluntary sector so as to access Government funds as resource.
  • Generate awareness about the challenges of a society in transition where negative use of technologies and practices are impacting on the wellbeing of women and children.

Generate awareness about the challenges of a society in transition where negative use of technologies and practices are impacting on the wellbeing of women and children.

To know more about the Central Social Welfare Board, , please visit their website at http://www.cswb.gov.in PDF FileExternal Link:This will open in new window.