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About Us Historical Perspective The Central Social Welfare Board came into being in an era when welfare services

for the disadvantaged sections of society were not systematised and the welfare infrastructure was not yet a formal construct. In the newly independent nation, visionaries such as Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Pt. Govind Vallabh 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. Voluntary effort in the field of welfare in India during the early fifties was largely an amorphous and individualistic attempt to provide fire fighting measures in areas where extreme marginalisation was taking place. In such a perspective the first aim of the Board was to promote voluntarism and the setting up of voluntary organizations. This could not be carried out without any preliminary baseline data that would provide a direction and purpose to the implementation of welfare programmes. In other words, the early days of the Board in an uncharted territory were a time of determining the felt needs of society and formulating programmes to address those needs, while simultaneously creating an environment of voluntarism at every level so that voluntary organizations that could implement these programmes could be established. This seemingly impossible, Herculean task was given to the founder Chairperson of the Board, Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh. In response to the surveys and information collected, a multiplicity of programmes were designed. Most of these addressed simple needs such as, balwadis for the children of women workers, Hostels for Working Women and aid to various organizations that are working for the aged, handicapped and other such groups. Welfare Extension Projects and Border Area Projects were started in areas where there were no organizations to implement the programmes of the Board. The Board gave assistance for family welfare, aid to cases of undeserved want old age, sickness, disablement and unemployment. It also organized emergency relief in natural disasters. Apart from this, the Board organized programmes of training in social work and carried out pilot projects. 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. Mission Statement

OUR MISSION As a National Organisation, strive to be recognized as the most progressive entity for providing services of unequivocal excellence to women and children for their protection, capacity building and total empowerment. To raise awareness about the legal and human rights of women and girl child and to run campaigns against social evils affecting them. Vision Statement

The decade perspective of the Central Social Welfare Board encompasses the following objectives The Board must Act as a change maker with a humanitarian approachby reinforcing the spirit of voluntarism. Create an enabling mechanism to facilitate networkingof committed social workers for the empowerment of women and children. Develop a cadre of sensitive professionals with agender 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 organisations and expand coverage of engendered schemes in areas where they have not yet reached. Initiate and strengthen its monitoring role to act associal 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. Core Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES A core competency is fundamental knowledge, ability, or expertise in a specific subject area or skill set. CSWB has adopted the following core competencies for the work of itself, all the State Social Welfare Boards and all staff. 1. Client Orientation: To establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and ability to propose appropriate solutions to clients needs in a professional, time bound and sensitive manner. 2. Professionalism: Proven conceptual analytical and evaluative skills; ability to conduct independent analysis and make conclusions and recommendations without fear or favour. Ability to identify key strategic issues, actions and risks for the achievement of set organisational goals and targets. Commitment to achieving the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and incorporating gender perspective into substantive work. 3. Planning and organizing: Develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identifying priority activities so as to adjust work as needed and allow for contingencies. Ability to work independently, with limited supervision and under pressure as a team player. Strategic thinking and forward planning capabilities necessary. Ability to coordinate the work of others and proven ability to work on tight schedules and handle multiple /concurrent project and activities 4. Communication: Speak and write clearly in English, Hindi and native language, with the capacity to listen and respond effectively. Writing reports and analysis of a high standard are essential. 5. Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. 6. Technological awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and sound information about the latest trends in IT technology and office automation, including proficiency in latest word processing, spreadsheet applications, and relevant software packages, and ability to prepare reports, formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying information and making and defending recommendations. 7. Respect for diversity: Ability to work effectively with people of all ethnic backgrounds, treating men and women equally with dignity and respect. 8. Integrity: To maintain and uphold firm principles of personal non- involvement and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles. To perform ones professional duties in an impartial and honest manner without seeking any monetary or pecuniary benefits from clients of the organisation one is serving in. To ensure that there is no conflict of interest by keeping personal and professional relationships separate. Organisational Structure

The Board is headed by Chairperson. The Board has a 56 member General Body and a 16 member Executive Committee. The composition of the General Body and Executive Committee are as follows:General Body Chairperson, CSWB All Chairpersons of State Social Welfare Boards, (33) Representatives from the Parliament; two from Lok Sabha and One from Rajya Sabha. Five Professionals (one each from Law, Medicine, Social Work, Education and Social Development and Nutrition) Three eminent persons with extensive experience of social work. Representatives from Ministries/Departments (of the rank of Joint Secretry) of the Government of India - Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of HRD, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Planning Commission, Financial Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development Executive Director, Central Social Welfare Board. Executive Committee Chairperson, CSWB Chairperson of State/Union territories State Social Welfare Boards; - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Rajasthan, A&N Islands Representatives of Ministries/Department of Government of India (of the level of JS) - Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of HRD, D/o Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Financial Advisor, Ministry of Women and Child Development Professionals - Dr. Amitabha Sen, Dr. Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury Executive Director, Central Social Welfare Board. State Social Welfare Boards

A total of 33 State Social Welfare Board are functioning in each state capital and union territory of the country with an object to implement various schemes for the welfare and development of women and children through registered voluntary organisations. The State Board is headed by a non-official Chairperson who is a renowned woman social worker of the State. The State Board Members are nominated on the Board by Central Board and State Government in the ratio of 50:50. These Members normally represent each district of the State. ROLE OF CHAIRPERSON, STATE SOCIAL WELFARE BOARD DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF SECRETARY, STATE SOCIAL WELFARE BOARD LIST OF SECRETARIES STATE SOCIAL WELFARE BOARDS

Andaman and Nicobar Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam

Bihar Chandigarh Chattisgarh Delhi Goa Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Lakshadweep Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Mizoram Meghalaya Nagaland Orissa Pondicherry Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim

Tamil Nadu Tripura U.P. Uttarakhand West Bengal Durga Bai Deshmukh Award

1. Durgabai a visionary and pioneer Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh was the founder chairperson of the central Social Welfare Board in the first years of its existence from 1953-62. Dr. Durgabai was a woman of many factes. She was an active participant in the independence movement. She was also enrolled as an advocate in the Madras High Court. Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh founded the Andhra Mahila sabha and expanded its activities to include training for women in weaving etc. She pioneered the concept of condensed coursed of Education for women through the sabha . The programme remains one of the Central Social Welfare Board's important activities. As chairperson of the Central Social Welfare Board, Durgabai imparted to the organisation her distinct flair for activism in the sphere of women's welfare and development. She contributed greatly to developing the Board as a body which could link the governmental sectors in the effort to ameliorate the status of women and children in the country. In the 50th year of India's Independence the Central Social Welfare Board has honoured the memory of this great visionary and pioneer of women's progress by instituting an yearly award carrying her name. 2. Name of the Award The name of the Award shall be "Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Award for Women's Development." 3. Nature of the award The Award shall carry an amount of Rs. 5 lakhs, a citation and a shawl. 4. Scope The award shall be presented to an organisation which has made outstanding and/or innovative contribution to women's welfare and empowerment and has at least 5 years of working experience in the field . 5. Selection of the Awardee Awardee shall be selected by a screening committee consisting of -----(i) Chairperson First Lady of the country (In case she experesses her inabilty to be Chairperson or there is any unavoidable reason, wife of Vice President of India will be the Chairperson of the Committee.) (ii) Vice Chairperson Chairperson, Central Social Welfare Board (iii) Seven Members (to be selected every 2 -Two eminent women Social WelfareBoard years)

(iv) Member-Secretary (v) Two Special invitees 6. Mode of calling for Nominations

-Two representatives of prominent voluntary organaisationns. (Two prominent Social Workers and two representatives of voluntary Organisations will be selected by the chairperson, Cental Social Welfare Board in consultation with the chairperson of the committee.) One representative of the Department of women & Child Development, Govt of India. Two chairpersons of State Social welfare Advisory Boards. Executive Director , Central Social Welfare Board Chairperson , Central Social Welfare Board can invitees in consultation with chairperson of the committee.

(1) Departments of women & child Development/ Social Welfare of the state Governments/ Union Terriitories. (2) Chairpersons of the State Social Welfare Advisory Boards. They, on their own, will decide the process and procedure of selecting the voluntary Organisations for recommendation to Central social Welfare Board for giving the award. However they will be requested to set up theircommittee for selecting the voluntary Organisation . Any state Government/ UT Admn will not send more than 2 nominations and any Chairpersons of state Sociual Welfare Advisory Board will not send more than 3 nominations for the award. 7. Discretionary Powers of the Screening Committee The Screening committee, at its discretion , may consider names other than those recommended / nominated by the Departments of women & Child Development/ social Welfare and Chairpersons of state Social Welfare Advisory Boards. 8. Date of Receipt of Recommendations Nominations, duly forwarded by the authorised sources, detailed above should reach the MemberSecretary on or before the date fixed by the chairpersons of Central Socail Welfare Board in her capacity as vice chairperson of the screening committee. The nominations should include a complete curriculum vitae of the nominated organisation as per performa to be sent to the concerned authorities as mentioned under ' Mode of calling nominations' 9. Date of Announcement of the Award On the birthday of Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh, i.e. 15th July each year. 10. Date of Presentation of the Award On founder's Day of the Central Social Welfare Board each year. 11. Place The Award will be presented at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 at 6:00 PM

12. Receipt of the award The Award will be received by an authorised representative of the awardee organisation. 13. TA/DA etc. An authorised representative will be allowed to and fro air travel by economy class or by A/C two tier or first class (railway), which will be reimbursed by the Central Social Welfare Board. His or her board and loding will be arranged by the Central Social Welfare Board in india international centre or any suitable hostel. He/She will also be allowed payment of DA as per rules. List of Awardees YEAR 1998 1999 2000 2001 AWARD GIVEN TO STEPS Women's Development Group Pudukottai Annapurna Mahila Mandal, Mumbai Oju Welfare Association Arunachal Pradesh Seva Bharati, Delhi AWARD GIVEN AWAY BY Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Prime Minister of India Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Prime Minister of India Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Prime Minister of India Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Honble Vice President of India Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Prime Minister of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil Honble President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil Honble President of India

2002 2003 2004

Mahila Mandal, Udaipur Abhaya, Thiruvananthapuram Womens Welfare Society Belgaum