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Social Welfare Department, Kerala

Social Welfare Department, Kerala

 

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  • Social Security Mission
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About Social Welfare Department, Kerala

The Social Welfare Department, Kerala was formed on 9 September 1975 for the implementation of social welfare programmes and services in Kerala.  The Department initiates and implements welfare programmes and services for women in need and distress, differently abled and mentally challenged persons, women and children, destitute orphans and neglected street children and provides social security for the aged and destitute through a network of organizations, residential institutions and non-institutional schemes. The Social Justice Department also ensures proper implementation of important welfare legislations such as

  • the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000;
  • the Dowry Prohibition Act 1958;
  • The Probation of Offender’s Act;
  • the Domestic Violence Act 2005;
  • the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1986;
  • Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act 2000, through the Social Justice Directorate. The Directorate also provides financial assistance to the differently abled for aids and appliances, scholarships and pensions to the needy in the State. In addition, it promotes flagship programmes for women and creates general awareness amoung the public about its welfare measures.
Social Welfare Department, Kerala

Social Welfare Department, Kerala

Mission and Vision of the Social Welfare Department, Kerala

The Social Welfare Department Kerala has been coordinating the Social Welfare measures covering the needy sections of the population and providing social security to all those in need by harnessing its resources and mobilizing public participation. Recognising the need for expansion of its ambit of activities the Department is now poised for reorganization and a separate department is envisaged for Women’s Development.

The Department has adopted and implemented almost all the new Central Government legislations such as the Domestic Violence Act to protect women from domestic violence, Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act within a few months  of their enactment by the Parliament. The Department has also declared ‘State Policy for Women’ and also ‘State Policy for the Elderly’.

The Social Welfare Department Kerala has recently taken a very important step to ensure that all the disabled persons of the state are provided with ID cards within a specific time frame so as to  enable them to claim the benefits under the persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full participation) Act, from different organizations using a single ID card.

One of the major initiatives of the Department was the setting up of the Kerala Social Security Mission, the first organization of the kind in the country to cater to social security needs of the destitute, chronically ill, aged and other disadvantaged section of the society.

Major Objectives are:

  • Welfare of Women and Children
  • Welfare of Handicapped
  • Protection and care of orphans, destitute and aged
  • Social Defense including Probation and after care
  • Adoption services
  • JJ Services
  • Promotion of Voluntary sector in Welfare Programme
  • Organization chart 

Line departments, Institutions and organizations under the department

  • Directorate of Social Justice
  • Kerala Social Security Mission

The Kerala State Social Security Mission, a charitable society sponsored by the Social Justice Department, which was set up on 14th October 2008 is a novel initiative of the State Government to cater the social security needs of the population of the State on a mission mode. A corpus fund of Rs.65 crores has been set apart for the Mission by the State Government.

The main objective of the Mission is to formulate and implement social security programmes through the State. It also aims in conduction research and studies on various social problems and extension of the research finding for the betterment of the society at large. The mission also aims to undertake documentation of important literature on social research in development, health, service, technology and environment.

For more information: www.socialsecuritymission.gov.in

  • Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation

The Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation was incorporated in 1988 with the main objectives of implementation programmes for the economic development of women in the State and to formulate, promote and implement any scheme aimed at the welfare of women in Kerala to enable them to earn a better living. The Corporation has been implementing self-employment loan schemes and thousands of women under the poverty line have been benefitted under this scheme.

  • Kerala State Handicapped Persons’ Welfare Corporation

The Kerala State Handicapped Persons’ Welfare Corporation was established in 1979.  Its main aims and objectives are to formulate, promote and implement schemes aimed at the rehabilitation or improvement of the living conditions of the disabled. This includes the visually impaired, and the physically and mentally challenged. The Kerala State Handicapped Persons’ Welfare Corporation is presently running two units for helping the differently abled.

  • Kerala State Women’s Commission

The Kerala State Women’s Commission, a statutory organization under the State Government was constituted under Section 5 of Kerala Women’s Commission Act 1990 on 14th March 1996. With a chairperson and six members, its mandate is to improve the status of women in Kerala and to inquire into unfair practices affecting them.

  • Kerala State Social Welfare Board

The Kerala State Social Welfare Board, which is assisted by the Central Social Welfare Board, provides support to voluntary organizations, aimed at strengthening their role in the fields of children’s welfare and women’s empowerment. Incentives for the process are provided by pointing them towards income-generating activities and supporting their efforts.

  • Commissionerate of Persons with Disabilities
  • Kerala State Council for Child Welfare

The Kerala State Council for Child Welfare, constituted in 1940, and affiliated to Indian Council for Child Welfare has the State Government as Patron, the State Chief Minister as President and the State Minister for Social Welfare as First Vice President.

  • National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH)

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NiSH) is a Society set up by the Government of Kerala and registered under Travancore-Cochin Literacy and Scientific Charitable Societies Act, 1955 on 23rd March 1997. The mission of NISH is to serve as a comprehensive, multipurpose institution for the total rehabilitation and education of persons with speech and hearing impairment.

 

About Social Security Mission, Kerala

It is believed that a perfect society is a myth or a utopia. A society’s welfare is the well being of its members. A society that performs well in every sector has to take care of the health and lives of every class and section of the community. Kerala is known for the welfare measures it has taken for the people of the state and is considered as a welfare state. The state has initiated many social security schemes for the poor and the needy as the concept of a welfare state pre-supposes careful planning and effective implementation of welfare services for the weaker sections of the community. The Social Welfare Services intend to provide needed care and protection and such other services to the women, children, physically and mentally challenged, destitute, orphans, aged, infirm etc. In spite of the achievements of the state in physical life standards and the `Kerala Model Society’ the state has to resolve many issues related to the people at the grass root level and those who are marginalised. It’s necessary in the modern age that the society needs to be approached in a holistic manner with remedies for the illnesses at the core level. Instead of encouraging the self-centric attitude, a philanthropic attitude should be promoted among the members of the society towards the poor and the needy.

Taking up the welfare of its people as responsibility of the state, the Social Welfare Department of Kerala has joined hands with various departments and agencies to fulfil its duties towards the society. As part of the initiatives, the Social Security Mission was set up as per the Government Order no: G.O (MS) No: 56 / 2008/ SWD dated 14-10-2008. The mission is registered as a Charitable Society under the Government of Kerala with registration number T-1749/08.The headquarters of the organisation is in Thiruvananthapuram. The Governing Body consists of the Minister for Social Welfare as the Chairman and the Secretary to Government (Social Welfare) as Vice-chairman. Government of Kerala has provided an amount of Rupees 65 crore as corpus fund for the activities of the Mission.

Our Vision

To adopt various social security measures/activities that facilitate convergent action to cover the entire population who are in dire need of greater social security.

Our Mission

  • To organise social security programmes all over the state to extend service and support to the destitute, poor, aged, children, women, chronically ill cancer patients and other sections of population which deserve and demand care and protection.
  • To formulate and implement schemes for the protection and support for the aged.
  • To identify, undertake and implement social security projects.
  • To provide additional infrastructure for the modernisation of social welfare institutions in the state and ensure efficient delivery of service to the weaker sections.
  • To provide facilities for centralised food processing and food supplementation to patients in Government Hospitals.
  • To draw up programmes for improving the nutrition standards, health and status of poor.
  • To provide assistance including medical expenses to chronically ill poor/destitute citizens.
  • To draw and implement a cancer care scheme to extend medical expenses/assistance to children afflicted with cancer.
  • To draw and implement rehabilitation schemes for the welfare of destitute citizens discharged from the government hospitals.
  • To conduct research on various social problems and extension of research findings.
  • To undertake documentation of vital literature on social research in development, health, science, technology and environment.
  • To train and equip personnel engaged in voluntary social work and non -governmental organisations in the preparation of welfare projects and their management.
  • To act as information hub for various social welfare programmes in the state.
  • To do all things and perform all assistance as may be necessary or appropriate for the achievement of any or all the above objectives.

 

Governing Body
1 Minister for Social Welfare, Government of Kerala(Chairman)
2 Secretary to Government, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Kerala(Vice-Chairman)
3 Secretary to Government, Department of Finance, Government of Kerala
4 Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Local Self Government, Government of Kerala
5 Secretary to Government, Department of Planning & Economic Affairs, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
6 Secretary to Government, Department of Health, Government of Kerala
7 Director of Social Welfare, Government of Kerala
8 Director of Health Service, Government of Kerala
9 Director of Medical Education, Government of Kerala
10 Executive Director, Kerala Social Security Mission(Member Secretary)
11 Executive Director, Kudumbasree.
12 Four members to be nominated by Government of Kerala to represent various institutions a expertise in related fields Present Members.

  1. Dr.TP Ashraf,Superintendent,IMCH,Medical college, calicut
  2. Dr P Krishnakumar,Director,Institute of mentalHealth and Neuro Science
  3. Dr. Suresh kumar ,Director,Institute of Palliative medicine,Calicut

 

Executive Committe
1 Secretary to Government, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Kerala : Chairman
2 Secretary to Government, Department of Finance (Expenditure) Government of Kerala : Member
3 Executive Director, Social Security Mission : Member Secretary
4 Director, Social Welfare Department : Member
5 One member to be nominated by the Government of Kerala having expertise in related fields. Present Member1. Dr.Idrees Velikkalangath,Suhara manzil,Ayanikkad,Melady (PO),Kozhikode

Kerala, Helpline Numbers

Secretariat Central Exchange PABX 0471- 2336576
Secretariat, IBMC 0471- 2518405
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0471- 2481861
nprkerala@nic.in

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Nearest Police station 100
Police   Helpline 0471-324 3000/4000/5000
Police Message Centre 94 97 900000
Police High Way Help Line 9846 100 100
Fire Station 101
Ambulance 108
Crime Stopper 1090
Women Helpline 1091
Thiruvananthapuram 1091/9995399953
Thiruvananthapuram 1091/ 0471 2418277
Kollam 1091/0474 2764579
Pathanamthitta 1091/0468 2325352
Idukki – Thodupuzha 1091/0486 2229100
Kattappana 1091/9497932403
Alappuzha 1091/0477 2237474
Kottayam 1091/0481 2561414
Ernakulam City 1091/0484 2356044
Ernakulam Rural 1091/0484 2623399
Thrissur 1091/0487 2428855
Palakkad 1091/0491 2504650
Malappuram 1091/0483 2734830
Kozhikkodu Rural 1091/0496 2517767
Kozhikkodu City 1091/0495 2724420/9497987185
Wayanad 1091/0493 6206127
Kannur 1091/0497 2764046
Kasaragod 1091/04994 257591
Child Line 1098
Trivandrum Medical College www.tmc.kerala.gov.in
MCH Casualty : (24 hrs) 0471-2528300
Consumer Toll Free Helpline 18004251550
Food Adulteration Helpline    1800 425 1125 (Toll free)
Anti-Ragging Helpline 1800 180 5522 (Toll free)
Online Enquiry: www.antiragging.in
Nirbhaya Toll Free Number 1800 425 1400 (Toll free)
Helpline for Ex-Service Men 1800-11-3999
(All working days: 9.00 am- 5.30pm)
Highway Alert 9846 100 100
Rail Alert 9846 200 100
SMS Centre 9497 900 000
Citizens Call Centre 0471-2115054/98, 2335523
BSNL Land Line: 155300
BSNL Mobile: 0471-155300
Tourist Information toll free
1-800-425-4747
Forest Helpline BSNL Land Line: 155 300
BSNL Mobile: 0471 155 300
Other Networks:
0471 211 5054/98, 2335523
Disaster Management Helpline 1077 (Collectorates)
1070
(State Control Room)
Labour Minister’s Helpline 155 300
Sutharya Keralam 155 300
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
( CMDRF )
0471-2518513/0471-2518487/
0471-2518795/0471-2518332
CM’s Grievance Redressal Cell 155 300
PSC Information 155 300
NORKA ROOTS Call Centre 1800 425 3939 (Toll free)
0091 471 233 3339
(From abroad)
PWD Helpline  1800 425 7771
Helpline to nab Garbage offenders 9496434517 (Only for Thiruvananthapuram)
Commercial Taxes  1800 425 4777 (Toll free)
9446505527 (Mobile)
E-mail:
vathelpline@keralataxes.gov.in
Election  Helpline 1950
Chief Electoral Officer Control Room: 0471- 2301080
Fax: 0471- 2301081
E-mail: ceo_kerala@eci.gov.in
Nirbhaya Helpline 1800 452 140 (Toll free No)
INCOME TAX INDIA www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Call Center  for General Query 1961 18001801961
E-filing Call Center
(for e-filing of return)
080-26982000
CPC Call Center 1800-425-2229

Social Welfare Department Kerala, Contact Details

 

ADDRESS  FOR   COMMUNICATION
Executive DirectorKerala Social Security MissionPoojappura

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695012

Phone- 0471-2348135, 2341200

e-mail: socialsecuritymission@gmail.com

 

Name

Designation

Contact Number

Fax Number

Dr. M.K. Muneer

Chairman, KSSM

0471-2327796

K.M Abhraham I.A.S.

Vice Chairman and Secretary for Social Welfare

0471-2325804

Dr. T.P Ashraf

Executive Director

9745000655

0471-2346016

 

Right to Information Officer
Name Designation Contact Number
Dr. T.P Ashraf
(Appellate Authority)
Executive Director 9745000655
Shri. L.Rajan
(Public Information Officer)
Administrative cum Accounts Officer 9645006205

 

Programmes

Name

Designation

Contact Number

Fax Number

Maj. Dinesh Bhaskaran

Regional Director

9946105192

0471-2346016

Dr  Roshan Bijlee

Regional Director

9745468020

Mr Muhammed Younus T.K

Regional Director

9745129500

Nanakkal Muhammed

State Laison Officer

9048003280

Smt. Sree Ranjini

Programme

Co-ordinator I

9645006208

0471-2346016

Shri. Shaji. S

Programme

Co-ordinator II

9645006201

0471-2346016

 

Administration

Name

Designation

Contact Number

Fax Number

Shri. L.Rajan

Administrative cum Accounts Officer

9645006205

0471-2346016

Smt. Preetha K.S.

Assistant

0471-2348135

0471-2346016

Kumari. Anitha. J

Assistant

9645205412

0471-2346016

Shri. Rakesh J.S.

Assistant

9645205413

0471-2346016

Shri. Syam Shankar

Assistan

9645205434

0471-2346016

Smt. Jayasree. P.

Assistant

0471-2348135

0471-2346016

Smt. Sreekala. P

Assistant

9645205441

0471-2346016

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