Social Defence - About the Division
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment as the name suggests is to ensure equitable treatment to such sections of society who have suffered social inequalities, exploitation, discrimination and injustice.
The Social Defence Bureau of the Ministry mainly caters to the requirements of:
- Victims of alcoholism and substance abuse
- Senior Citizens
The programmes and the policies of the Bureau aim at equipping this group to sustain a life of respect and honour and to become useful citizens.
In this process, the Bureau plays the role of a catalyst and has promoted voluntary action. The State Governments, autonomous bodies, NGOs and even the corporate world are involved in formulating and implementing the policies.
All the programmes are meant to aid, prevent neglect, abuse and exploitation and provide assistance to those deprived and mainstream them.