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    Introduction

    The Social Justice & Empowerment Department is working independently since the bifurcation of Social Welfare Department in the year 1992. The Department is implementing a number of schemes for the care, protection and rehabilitation of socially under privileged.

    Earlier the Social Justice & Empowerment Department was working within a very small area having few welfare schemes. Now, it has expanded its area of schemes and has implemented schemes since the creation of the Departments covering beneficiaries belonging to urban as well as rural areas. At present, the Department is implementing a number of schemes for the welfare of senior citizens, orphan/destitute children, Widows & destitute women, mentally retarded children, the blind, deaf & dumb, kashmiri migrants, dwarfs & eunuchs minority communities such as Muslim, Sikhs, Christens, Paris etc., in the state.

    Besides, the welfare of vulnerable groups of the society, the Department is also providing social security and economical assistance to the Senior Citizen, Widows and disabled of the States in the form of monthly pension who are unable to sustain themselves from their own resources and are in need of financial assistance.

    This Department is headed by the Director General working in the rank of Special Secretary / Joint Secretary to the Government of Haryana. Generally Director General also looks after the work on Government side as Joint Secretary/Special Secretary. One Additional Director, one Joint Director and two Deputy Directors assist the Director General in day-to-day office work. Besides, 22 District Social Welfare Officers are monitoring schemes of the department at district level and 3 Government residential institutions functioning in various districts for the welfare and rehabilitation of persons with various physical disabilities such as visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired, orthopedically challenged, mentally challenged, aged welfare etc.

    District Level

    The following field officers are responsible for monitoring and running of all the social welfare schemes of the department: –

      1. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Ambala
      2. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Panchkula
      3. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Yamunanagar
      4. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Kurukshetra
      5. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Karnal
      6. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Kaithal
      7. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Panipat
      8. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Sonepat
      9. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Faridabad
      10. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Gurgaon
      11. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Mewat
      12. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Rewari
      13. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Narnaul
      14. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Jind
      15. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Rohtak
      16. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Jhajjar
      17. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Bhiwani
      18. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Hissar
      19. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Sirsa
      20. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Fatehabad
      21. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Palwal
      22. Distt. Social Welfare Officer, Charkhi Dadri