In social development, social welfare is an important field. The Development implies a progressive change from the existing situation to a new situation through development of a social structure with equal opportunities for every segment of the society. It is possible only if the society is cohered in a unit and every segment of the society can avail  all the available facilities.


Our society consists of different categories of people having different economic and social status and strength. Neglected sections which remained away from the main stream of development, are termed as weaker sections. Central and State Governments are  providing special attention to these sections to enhance their  socio-economic status .


The Govt. is responsible for uplifting these sections according to the directions of the Indian Constitution. In the year 1951-52 the State Government decided to establish a separate department for allround development of these sections and was named as “The Backward Classes Department”. The object of this department was limited and  later on this  department was renamed as “Social Welfare Department” bringing various aspects of general welfare  under its wings. By a notification dated 21.02.07, the domain of the department  has been changed as "Social Justice & Empowerment Department".


The Social Justice & Empowerment Department in Rajasthan has mainly concentrated its programmes towards the educational  and socio-economic development of the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes alongwith welfare of handicapped, destitute and needy children, women and aged persons.


The Indian Constitution  states, “the State shall promote with special care the educational and economical interests of the weaker sections of the people, and in particular of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect from social injustice and all forms of exploitation.” This goal as envisaged by the framers of constitution has not yet been achieved. The Central focus of various development programmes taken up by the Social Justice & Empowerment Department  is directed towards equalisation of these groups with other population groups at all stages and levels of educational and socio-economic development.



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