Governor is pleased to notify that the Guidelines of the Manabik Pension Scheme stands modified to the extent that percentage of disability necessary to be eligible for the benefit will now be “40% & above” instead of 50% previously.
Women Development and Social Welfare
To provide welfare services for the well being of the under privileged sectors of our society such as children, women, persons with disability, aged, orphans and victims of social maladies.
“MANABIK” Pension Scheme, 2018 is applicable for the person having 50% or more disability and the annual family income of the person with disability does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000.00 (Rupees One lakh) per annum.
In order to ensure that the benefit of “Kanyashree Prakalpa” reaches all school going girls, it has been decided to remove the family income as an eligibility criteria from Kanyashree Year 2018-19.
Sabala aims at empowering Adolescent Girls of 11 to 18 years by improving their nutritional and health status, up gradation of home skills, life skills and vocational skills.
Govt. of West Bengal has launched Rupashree Scheme. In this scheme one time financial grant of Rs. 25,000/- will be given to girls above 18 years old for marriage purpose.
Any single man or single woman or married couple having child or no child is eligible to adopt. Single man can not adopt a girl child. The total cost for adoption is Rs. 46,000/-
Government of India established the Toll Free Help Line No. 1098 as a National Help Line to enable children to seek assistance in case of emergency or in distress.
Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare informed that data entry for fresh and renewal cases of Kanyashree benefits is very slow. It should be completed within 31st March, 2015.
A large number of vacancies in the posts of Anganwari Worker and Anganwari Helper are lying vacant due to non-availability of qualified SC/ST/BC-A/BC-B category candidates.
A meeting convened by Directorate of Social Welfare i.r.o Kanyashree Prakalpo in the Conference Hall of the Department of Child Development and Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Bikash Bhavan, North Block, 10th Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata-91 will be held on July 30, 2014.