Roughly half the world's population still lives on the equivalent of about INR 100 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn't guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress mandates us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies. The global jobs crisis is one of the biggest security risks of our time. A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress.
Planning and coordination of programmes for the development and the welfare of the groups mentioned below –
- Nomadic and Migratory Tribes
- Depressed and marginalized groups
- Socially and educationally backward classes.
- Denotified tribes
- Economically backward classes
- Senior citizens
More details under this section are as under –
- To implement special schemes aimed at social, educational and economic empowerment of these groups.
- Rehabilitation of people involved in inhuman occupations in alternative occupations.
- Programmes of care and support to senior citizens.
- Rehabilitation of victims of alcohol and other substance abuse and their families.
- International conventions and agreements on matters above.
- Awareness generation, research, evaluation and training in regard to these groups.
- Protection of civil rights and human rights.
- Prevention of atrocities and crimes perpetuated against these groups.
- Social security and social insurance.
- Matters pertaining to disability and persons with disabilities.
- Education and training of rehabilitation professionals.
- Welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities.
- To provide financial assistance to handicapped for creation of self employment opportunities.
- Sign language research and training.
Minority Affairs –
- Participation in Formulation of Policy, Planning, Coordination, Evaluation and Review of the Regulatory and Development Programme of the Minority Communities.
- Policy initiatives for protection of Minorities and their Security.
- Matters relating to Linguistic Minorities.
- Matters relating to the Socio-Economic, Cultural and Educational Status of Minorities, Minority Organisation.
- Facilitate Funding of Programmes and Projects for the Welfare of Minorities.
- Employment opportunities for Minorities in the Public Sector Undertakings and also in the private Sector.
- To Promote Education of Minorities and Implementation of Schemes for providing quality Education, Minority Institutes and Ensure Infrastructure Development in Minority Institutes.