District Social Welfare Office
District Social Welfare Office, Purba Medinipur, started functioning as an entity under the establishment of the District Magistrate, Purba Medinipur after the bifurcation in 2002.The two branches viz. Social Welfare and ICDS under Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare have a special relationship with the public, particularly vulnerable segments of our society, namely disabled persons, Old Age and Infirm, Widow, Mother & Children in distress, trafficked and rape victim Women & Girls, tortured Women & Children and others.
Some of the important schemes undertaken are as follows:
OLD AGE PENSION :
Old Age Pension is granted to a person who is more than 60 years of age and having family income not exceeding Rs. 100/- per month and if there is none to look after the aged person. The total coverage of the scheme is for 3127 for male and female (both). The extent of pension is Rs. 750/- per month.
WIDOW PENSION :
Widow Pension is sanctioned to a widow having none to look after in the family and family income up to Rs. 100/- per month. The extent of pension is Rs.750/- per month. The total coverage is for 1648 widows in the State of West Bengal.
DISABILITY PENSION :
This pension is sanctioned to a disabled person who is incapacitated to earn a living and extent of disability is 40% and there is none to maintain the disabled,. Income limit is Rs.100/- per month. The extent of pension is Rs.750/- per month. The total coverage is 1607.
OTHER SCHEME/PROJECT RUN BY NGOs:
|Name of Project/Scheme runing|
|Old Age Home||Child Line|
|Day Care Centre for Aged person||Rehabilitation Centre for the Children of Sex-workers|
|Mobile Medical Unit||Creche Programme for the Children|
|Vocational Training Centre for P.H. Persons||Programme for Adolescent Girls|
|Working women Hostel||Spl. School for P.H. students|
|Family Councelling Centre||Family Councelling Centre|
|Shelter Home for Women|