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About Us - Subjects Allocated

Allocation of Business Rules, 1961

"A. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT (SAMAJIK NYAYA AUR ADHIKARITA VIBHAG)

  1. The following subject which fall within List III - Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution:
    Nomadic and Migratory Tribes.
  2. To act as the nodal Department for matters pertaining to the following groups, namely:-
    (i) Scheduled Castes;
    (ii) Socially and Educationally Backward Classes;
    (iii) Denotified Tribes;
    (iv) Economically Backward Classes; and
    (v) Senior Citizens.
  3. Note: The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment shall be the nodal Department for the overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for the development of the groups mentioned at (i) to (iv) above, and the welfare of the group at (v) above. However, overall management and monitoring etc. of the sectoral programmes in respect of these groups shall be the responsidility of the concerned Central Ministries, State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. Each Central Ministry or Department shall discharge nodal responsibility concerning its sector.

  4. Special schemes aimed at social, educational and economic empowerment of the groups mentioned at (i) to (iv) under entry 2 above, e.g. scholarships, hostels, residential schools, skill training, concessional loans and subsidy for self-employment, etc.
  5. Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers in alternative occupations.
  6. Programmes of care and support to senior citizens.
  7. Prohibition.
  8. Rehabilitation of victims of alcoholism and substance abuse, and their families.
  9. Beggary.
  10. International Conventions and Agreements on matters dealt within the Department.
  11. Awareness generation, research, evaluation and training in regard to subjects allocated to the Department.
  12. Charitable and Religious Endowments and promotion and development of Voluntary Effort pertaining to subjects allocated to the Department.
  13. The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 (22 of 1955).
  14. The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (33 of 1989), (in so far as it relates to the Scheduled Castes, excluding administration of criminal justice in regard to offences under the Act).
  15. The National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 (27 of 1993).
  16. The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 (56 of 2007).
  17. The National Commission for the Scheduled Castes.
  18. The National Commission for Safai Karmacharis.
  19. The National Commission for Backward Classes.
  20. The National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation.
  21. The National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation.
  22. The National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation.
  23. National Institute of Social Defence
  24. Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.
  25. Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation

"B. DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITY AFFAIRS (NISHAKTATA KARYA VIBHAG)

The following subjects which fall within List I - Union List of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution:

  1. Indo-US, Indo-UK, Indo-German, Indo-Swiss and Indo-Swedish Agreements for Duty-free import of donatede relief goods/supplies and matters connected with the distribution of such supplies.
  2. The following subjects which fall within List III - Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution (as regards legislation only):

  3. Social Security and Social Insurance, save to the extent allotted to any other Department.
  4. For the Union Territories, the following subjects which fall in List II - State List or List III - Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, in so far as they exist in regard to such territories:
  5. Relief of the Disabled and the unemployable; Social Security and Social Insurance, save to the extent allotted to any other Department.

  6. To act as the nodal Department for matters pertaining to Disability and Persons with Disabilities.
  7. Note: The Department of Disability Affairs shall be the nodal Department for the overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for Persons with Disabilities. However, overall management and monitoring etc. of the sectoral programmes in respect of this group shall be the responsibility of the concerned Central Ministries, State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. EachCentral Ministry of Department shall discharge nodal responsibility concerning its sector.

  8. Special schemes aimed at rehabilitation and social, educational and economic empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, e.g. supply of aids and appliances, scholarships, residential schools, skill training, concessional loans and subsidy for self-employment, etc.
  9. Education and Training of Rehabilitation Professionals.
  10. International Conventions and Agreements on matters dealt with in the Department; The United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  11. Awareness generation, research, evaluation and training in regard to subjects allocated to the Department.
  12. Charitable and Religious Endowments, and promotion and development of Voluntary Effort pertaining to subjects allocated to the Department.
  13. The Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992 (34 of 1992).
  14. The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996).
  15. The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (44 of 1999).
  16. The Rehabilitation Council of India.
  17. The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.
  18. The National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.
  19. The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation.
  20. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation, Kanpur.
  21. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Physically Handicapped, New Delhi.
  22. National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata.
  23. National Institute of Visually Handicapped, Dehradun.
  24. National Institute of Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad.
  25. Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai.
  26. National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack.
  27. National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Chennai.
  28. The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre, New Delhi.

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