The Central Social Welfare Board was established on 12th August,1953 by the initiative of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru for implementation of Welfare programmes for Women, Children, Persons with disabilities and Weaker Section through Voluntary Organizations.
The Sate Social Welfare Board came into existence in the year 1954 by resolution bearing No 3368-P dt.07.08.1954 of the Cabinet (Planning Department) of the Sate Government to implement the welfare schemes of Central Social WelfareBoard in the State.
(1). To study the needs and requirements of Social Welfare Organizations from time to time through Surveys, research and evalution in such a manner as may be considered necessary.
(2). To evaluate Programmes and Projects and their implementations by the aided agencies.
(3). To coordinate assistance extended for Social Welfare activities by various Ministries and Departments in Central and sate Governments and the Programmes entrusted to the State Board by the Central Social Welfare Board.
(4). To promote setting up Social welfare Organisations on voluntary basis in places where no such organizations exists and to promote existing organization where ever necessary.
(5). To render technical and financial aid as and when necessary to deserving Institutions/Organisations in accordance with the Schemes/Principles approved by the Central social welfare Board.
(6). To promote Social Welfare activities intended for the general welfare of the public such as welfare of the family,Women,Children and the Persons with disabilities and providing employed weaker sections of the community.
(7). To act as a catalyst in bringing out the overall improvement in the condition of the weaker sections,SC/ST community and other needy people of the Sate.
(8). To organize or promote programmes of training in Social Work as and when required and also to organize and work on pilot projects whenever necessary.
(9). To assist through its machinery in relief measures in case of calamity natural or otherwise whenever deemed fit or necessary.
(1).Act as a change maker with a humanitarian approach by reinforcing the spirit of voluntarism.
(2). Create an enabling mechanism to facilitate network of committed social workers for the empowerment of women and children.
(3). Developa cadre of sensitive professionals with a gender-centric vision committed to equity, justice and social change.
(4). Recommended gender-specific policy intiatives to meet the new challenges for women and children in emerging areas.
(5). Strengthen voluntary organizations and expand coverage of ‘engendered’ schemes in unprobed areas.
(6). Initiative and strengthen its monitoring role to act as social audit and guide for the voluntary sector so as to access Government funds as resource.
(7). Generate awareness about the challenges of a society in transition where negative use of technologies and practices are impacting to the wellbeing of Women and Children.