Bihar State Social Welfare Board
Strive to be recognized as the most progressive entity for providing services of unequivocal excellence to women and children for their protection, capacity building and total empowerment. To raise awareness about the legal and human rights of women and girl child and to run campaigns against social evils affecting them.
The decade perspective of the Bihar State Social Welfare Board encompasses the following objectives-
The Board must:
- Act as a change maker with a humanitarian approach by reinforcing the spirit of voluntarism.
- Create an enabling mechanism to facilitate networking of committed social workers for the empowerment of women and children.
- Develop a cadre of sensitive professionals with agender centric vision committed to equity, justice and social change.
- Recommend gender specific policy initiatives to meet the new challenges for women and children in emerging areas.
- Strengthen voluntary organisations and expand coverage of 'engendered' schemes in areas where they have not yet reached.
- Initiate and strengthen its monitoring role to act as social audit and guide for the voluntary sector so as to access Government funds as resource.
- Generate awareness about the challenges of a society in transition where negative use of technologies and practices are impacting on the wellbeing of women and children.
Schemes of Assistance/e-AWEDAN:
Developing a healthy partnership with Voluntary Organisations for the welfare, development and empowerment of women in our society has been one of the primary objectives of the Central Social Welfare Board since its inception in 1954. The schemes of the Board are for the most part implemented by VOs. The Board has developed networking with more than 350 VO's in the State.
The Central Social Welfare Board provides support to VOs under a variety of programmes in order to facilitate and strengthen their role in empowering women through education and training, through collective mobilisation and awareness creation, through income generating facilities and by the provision of support services. The detailed objectives of each of the schemes of assistance, budgets and terms and conditions of grants are described below.
Conditions of eligibility for assistance:
In order to be eligible for grants under the CSWB's programmes, an applicant institution should meet the following:
- It should be registered under an appropriate Act or be a regularly constituted branch of a registered welfare organisation (mere affiliation to a registered body will not suffice for this purpose)
- Office bearers of the institution should not be related to each other.
- The organisation should have completed at least 2 years after registration in order to be eligible for grants from the Board under any scheme, except in the scheme of Family Counselling Centres where completion of 3 years after registration is required. Relaxation may however, be made (i) in case of institutions in hilly, remote, border and backward or tribal areas; (ii) in case of those institutions which provide specialised services where these are not available; and (iii) in case where the need for starting an altogether new service is recognised. This requirement does not apply to branches which have been started by well established national/state level organisations in remote and needy areas.
- It should have a properly constituted Managing Committee with its powers, duties and responsibility clearly defined and laid down in a written constitution.
- It should have facilities, resources, personnel, managerial skill and experience to initiate the activity for which the grant is required
- Its financial position should be sound and it should be in a position to raise such additional funds, as may be required, to complete the programme for which assistance is given by the Board and in addition, where necessary, to continue to maintain the existing level of services from its own resources.
- The activities of the institution should be open to all citizens of India without any distinctions of religion, race, caste or language. Apart from the above conditions, there are other conditions of eligibility applicable for specific schemes of assistance which are detailed in the relevant sections pertaining to the schemes on succeeding pages.
Address - Barrack No. 9A, Old Secretariat, Patna-800 015.
Phone/Fax - (0612)-2215417.
Website - http://www.cswb.gov.in/