Current Minister for DWCD
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: -
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 .
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