Role of Government in Social Welfare

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ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN SOCIAL WELFARE A Government consists of group of people who govern a state. The proper governing of state plays a very important role in the development of a country. The government should take all necessary steps for the betterment of the country and its people. A democratic country is for the people, by the people and to the people. Therefore government of any country should act wisely for the development of the community.
Social welfare is a policy in which the well being of a society at large is the main target. It includes every class/group of people in the society i.e. children, women, the disabled, old etc and the basic standard of living is guaranteed to every one.
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Main functions of the Commission are:
i) To investigate and examine all matters relating to the safeguards provided for Women under the constitution and other laws ii) To take up the cases of violation of the provisions of the constitution and of other laws relating to women with the appropriate authorities, and iii) To look into complains and take notice of matters relating to deprive of Women rights. 6) WELFARE OF AGED (a) Old Age Pension: The scheme of Old Age Pension was started during 1974-75 in Mizoram. It was given to 150 Old Age persons @ Rs 30/-p.m. per person who have no supporters or near relatives to support them. The amount of pension was raised to Rs 60/- during 1981-82 and then to Rs.250/- per month per beneficiary. (b) Old Age Home: Old Age Home had been opened in 1989 under Social Welfare Department at Aizawl for the Homeless aged persons. It is the Home of its only kind in the state of Mizoram. Old Aged persons (60 +) having no supporter/relative and who are resident of the state of Mizoram are admitted in the Home.
Social welfare department was constituted as an Independent Directorate in 1974. Deals with Human Resource Index and Development. Social welfare department of Meghalaya consists of Ministry of Women and child development, Ministry of Social justice and empowerment
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