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Current Minister for DWCD

Smt. Umashree

 Minster for Women and Child Development

The Department of Women and Child Development was created in the year 1994, prior to which it was a part of the Social Welfare Department.  The department is headed by a Minister who is supported by a Secretariat.  The field departments attached to the Women and Child Development Department are: -

1. Women and Child Development
2. Welfare for Disabled and Senior Citizens
3. Karnataka State Women's Development Corporation
4. Karnataka State Commission for women
5. Bal Bhavan
6. Karnataka State Social Welfare Board
7. Commissionerate  for persons with disabilities
8. Karnataka Balavikas Academy
9. Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights

The Department is responsible for the welfare and development of women, children, elderly and disabled in the  State. Besides implementing developmental programmes, it formulates necessary policies,  programmes and schemes and also co-ordinates the efforts of both governmental and non-governmental  organisations working in the field of women, children, elderly and disabled.

Secretariat                                                                                                                                                                                        

The Secretariat is the administrative head for the Department of Women and Child Development.  It is responsible for planning, policy making, budgeting and other welfare services for women and children.  It co-ordinates with the Planning, Finance and other related Government Departments  and provides guidelines and norms for the all round development  of women and children.  It assists in decision making in the Cabinet meetings, legislative  functions and liaisons with the Ministry of  Women and Child Development and Ministry of  Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India .
On the whole, the department aims to improve the socio-economic status of the disadvantaged groups among women, children, elderly and disabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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