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District Social Welfare Officer
Room No. 26, Ground floor
District Collectorate
Nagapattinam-611 003
[4365]-252500
Schemes
  1. Tamil Nadu Government Kalappu Thirumana Uthavi Thittam [Intercaste Marriage]
  2. Dr.Dharmambal Ammaiyar Thirumana Nidhi Udhavi Thittam [Widow Remarriage Scheme]
  3. E.V.R.Maniammaiyar Widow’s Daughters Marriage Assistance scheme [financial Assistance to marriage of poor widow’s daughters]
  4. Annai Therasa Orphan Girls Marriage Assistance Scheme [Financial Assistance to the Marriage of Orphan Girls]
  5. Tamil Nadu Government Girl Child Protection Scheme
  6. Annai Sathiya Ammaiyar Government Orphanage
  7. Tamil Nadu Free supply of Sewing Machine
  8. Adoption
District Collectorate
[91]-[4365]-252500

Tourism Boat on Fishing Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages

Inside Singara Vaelavar Temple, Sikkalthe precincts of the temple of Arulmigu Amerthakadeswarar is located the temple of Shri Abirami Amman Temple.The temple, Lord Siva had annihilated Yama, the God of death and destruction to save the life of Markandeya and bestowed immortality on him. It is one of the most important seats of Sakthi.

SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT

Social welfare is of prime importance to government because of the inclusion of the term socialist in the preamble of the constitution. For ensuring equality and justice for all sections of society, a variety of social welfare interventions and schemes are necessary.

INTRODUCTION
  1. The various welfare schemes for empowerment of women, children, third gender and aged persons are implemented by the Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department through the Commissionerate of Social Welfare, Directorate of Social Defence and the Director cum Mission Director, Integrated Child Development Services Scheme. This Department also functions as a nodal agency for various Social Security Programmes implemented through the Revenue Department.
  2. Flagship welfare measures like Marriage Assistance Schemes, Girl Child Protection Scheme, Variety meals and four sets uniform are implemented. Service Homes for the protection of destitute, deserted women and for young girls rescued from Child Marriage have been established and the protection of the women and children in distress are taken care of. To provide safety and security to working women who are away from their homes, to stay in a safe environment with amenities at affordable rates, 28 Working Women Hostels are functioning in the State. Training and self-employment of women are thrust areas and 97 Women Tailoring Industrial Co-operative Societies run by the Commissionerate of Social Welfare provide gainful employment for women. The welfare of the third gender and the weak, abandoned and desperate Senior Citizens are also given care and protection by implementing various welfare schemes.
  3. Two flagship schemes relating to nutritional security for children viz., Puratchi Thalaivar MGR Nutritious Meal Programme provides hot and tasty cooked variety meal to 55.15 lakh school children from Standard I to X. The Integrated Child Development Services Scheme which is implemented by the Director cum Mission Director of Integrated Child Development Services scheme, provides a comprehensive package for children in the age group 0-6 years by giving supplementary nutrition, hot and tasty cooked variety meals as mid-day meals, health care and pre-school education. Pregnant and lactating mothers are also provided with supplementary nutrition besides health education and 2 awareness under Integrated Child Development Services Scheme. Adolescent Girls Programmes like SABLA and Kishori Sakthi Yojana satisfy nutrition, health and training needs so as to develop them into a healthy and self-reliant young women.
  4. The Directorate of Social Defence is implementing many schemes, particularly focusing on children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law. The Directorate also implements schemes for women in moral danger.
  5. The Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department implements and monitors several social legislations for the care, welfare and protection of children, women and senior citizens. These include, the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO), Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at Work Place Act, 2013 and Tamil Nadu Hostels and Homes for Women and Children (Regulation) Act, 2014.

Every district has a District Social Welfare Officer who is entrusted to effective implementation of following acts and provisions.

  1. The Prohibition Of Child Marriage Act 2006
  2. Registration Of All Child Care Institutions Under The Juvenile Justice Act 2000.
  3. The Maintenance And Welfare Of Parents And Senior Citizens Act, 2007
  4. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
  5. Adoption

Some of the important schemes are as follows

  1. Sivagami Ammaiyar Ninaivu Girl child production Assistance

    The objectives of this scheme are to prevent female infanticide, discourage preference for male child and to promote family planning. This scheme also ensures equal opportunity in education for girl children on par with male children.

    Under scheme I an amount of Rs.22,200/- is deposited in Tamil Nadu Power Finance and infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd., Chennai in the name of the girl child, if there is only one girl child in the family with no other male child in the family and when either of the parents has undergone sterilization before the age of 35 years. A monthly payment of Rs. 150/- is released to the children. from the interest accrued from the deposit to take care of the education of the child from standard I to x. On the 20th year of the deposit the terminal benefit is released to the girl to enable her to pursue higher education or to defray the marriage expenses.

    Under Scheme II in case of families with two girl children and no male child, an initial deposit of Rs. 15,200/-is made with Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd., for each of the girl children by the Government. A monthly payment of about Rs.150/- is made from the interest accrued from the deposit to take care of the education of each child from Standard I to X. Each of the two girl children will be eligible for a terminal benefit from the deposit with accrued interest on the 20th year of deposit. This will enable them to pursue their higher studies or to defray their marriage expenses.

  2. Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Ninaivu Marriage Assistance Scheme

    To raise the education status of the poor girls who have Completed 10th std., the Tamil Nadu Government is implementing the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar memorial marriage assistance scheme.

    The Scheme has been implemented from 1989 onwards as per G.O.M.S.No. 515 S.W.D dated 31.05.1989

  3. Annai thersa Orphan Girl Marriage Assistance Scheme

    Tamil Nadu Government is implementing Annai Theresa ninaivu orphan girl marriage assistance scheme to help the orphan girls for getting their marriage
    As per G.O.No. 820 S.W.D dated 20.03.1985 and Government order 127 S.W.D dated 01.10.2001 the Scheme has been implemented.


Directory of Schemes and Beneficiaries

Tamil Nadu Government Kalappu Thirumana Uthavi Thittam [Intercaste Marriage]
Objectives of the Scheme
To abolish caste and community feelings based on birth and wiping out the evils of untouchability by encouraging inter caste marriage.
Assistance provided
  1. Rs.10,000/-[Rs.7,000/-as NSC Rs.3,000/-as cheque]
  2. Rs.20,000/-[Rs.10,000/- as NSC and Rs.10,000/-as cheque] in case one of the spouse belongs to SC/ST
To whom the benefit is due
To the couple who have married in other caste, one of them belonging to a caste being regarded as lower caste in the society.
When the benefit is due
Within two years from the date of marriage.
Eligibility Criteria
Educational qualification
Nil
Income limit
  1. In case of ST/ST no income ceiling for marriages performed from 2.10.97
  2. No income ceiling for marriages performed from 23.4.98
Age Limit
Should have completed 20 years Within two years from the date of marriage
Other criteria
Time limit for sending application
Special considerations Preferences,if any

Officer to be contacted
Rural Welfare Officer[W] Extension Officer [SW] District Social Welfare officer of the District concerned.
Year Budget Allotment Expenditure Target No .of Benefieries
2001-2002 14,60,000 14,60,00 74 74[2x10,000, 72x20,000 ]
2002-2003 2,70,000 2,60,000 14 13 13x20,000
Dr.Dharmambal Ammaiyar Thirumana Nidhi Udhavi Thittam[Widow Remarriage Scheme]
Objectives of the Scheme
To encourage widow remarriage to rehabilitate widows and to uplift the status of the women in society.
Assistance provided
Rs.10,000/- [Rs.7,000/- as NSC and Rs.3,000/- as BC/DD0
To whom the benefit is due
Remarried widow
When the benefit is due
Within 15 days from the date of receipt of the applications
Eligibility criteria
Educational qualification
Nil
Income limit
No Income ceiling from 1.4.98 onwards.
Agelimit
20 to 30 years
Officer to be contacted
Rural Welfare Officer[W] Extension Officer [SW] District Social Welfare officer of the District concerned.
Year Budget Allotment Expenditure Target No .of Benefieries
2001-2002 40,000 40,000 4 4 [ 4x10,000 ]
2002-2003 1,10,000 90,000 11 9[ 9x10,000 ]
E.V.R.Maniammaiyar Widow’s Daughters Marriage Assistance scheme financial Assistance to marriage of poor widow’s daughters]
Objectives of the Scheme
To help the poor mothers who are widows by providing financial assistance for the marriage of their daughters.
Assistance provided
Rs.7,000/- by Cheque.
To whom the benefit is due
Only one daughter of poor widow
When the benefit is due
Within 15 days before the marriage or on the date of marriage
Eligibility Criteria
Educational qualification
Nil
Income limit
Not exceeding Rs.12,000/-pa
Age Limit
20 to 30
Other criteria
Only one daughter of poor widow is eligible
Time limit for sending application
Before 15 days of marriage
Special considerations/ Preferences, if any

Officer to be contacted
Rural Welfare Officer [women] Extension Officer [SW] District Social welfare officers of the Districts concerned.
Year Budget Allotment Expenditure Target No .of Benefieries
2001-2002 5,74,000 5,74,000 82 82 [ 82x7,000 ]
2002-2003 1,61,000 1,54,000 23 22 [ 22x7,000 ]
Annai Therasa Orphan Girls Marriage Assistance Scheme [FinancialAssistance to the Marriage of Orphan Girls]
Objectives of the Scheme
To help financially the Orphan Girls in their marriage
Assistance provided
Rs.10,000/- [Rs.7,000/- as NSC and Rs.3,000/- as BC/DD0
To whom the benefit is due
Orphan Girls
When the benefit is due
Before marriage
Eligibility criteria
Educational qualification
Nil
Income limit
Not exceeding Rs.12,000/-p.a
Agelimit
20 to 30 years
Other Criteria
Time limit for sending application
Within 15 days before the marriage
Officer to be contacted
Rural Welfare Officer[W] Extension Officer [SW] District Social Welfare officer of the District concerned.
Year Budget Allotment Expenditure Target No .of Benefieries
2001-2002 14,000 14,000 2 2 [ 1 x 7,000 ]
2002-2003 17,000 17,000 2 2[1 x 7,000 ] [1 x 10,000 ]

Tamil Nadu Government Girl Child Protection Scheme
Objectives of the Scheme
Promoting Family Planning Eradicating female infanticide and promoting the welfare of girl children in poor families and to raise the status of girl children
Assistance provided
  1. Fixed Deposit Receipt for Rs15,200/- for each girl child subject to maximum of two girl children
  2. In case, if the family have only one girl child Rs.22,200/- fixed deposit receipt.
To whom the benefit is due
To the girl children in poor families
When the benefit is due
On completion of 20 years of age of beneficiary can receive the matured amount for Rs.15,200/-
Eligibility criteria
Educational qualification
Nil
Income limit
First Child
Rs.12,000/-p.a.
Second Child
Rs.50,000/- p.a.
Agelimit
20 to 30 years
Other Criteria
Enrolled Female child should be less than 1 year of age. Family should have only two female c hildren and no male issue. Mother within the age of 35 years and should have undergone sterilization
Time limit for sending application
Within 15 days before the marriage
Officer to be contacted
Rural Welfare Officer[W] Extension Officer [SW] District Social Welfare officer of the District concerned.
Year Budget Allotment Expenditure Target No .of Benefieries
2001-2002 - - - -
2002-2003 302 302x15,200 302 302
Annai Sathiya Ammaiyar Government Orphanage
Objectives of the Scheme
To Provide education to orphan children by giving free food, clothing and medical attention.
Assistance provided
Accommodation , education, Uniform free text book and Note Books, Medical facilities chap pals and bedding.
To whom the benefit is due
Orphan, deserted, Destitute and abandoned children
When the benefit is due
Before marriage
Eligibility criteria
Educational qualification
Nil
Income limit
Not Exceeding Rs.12,000/- p.a.
Agelimit
5 - 18 Years Boys up to 5th Standard 5 to 10 years
Special Considerations/Preferences if any
Girls without father and mother will be admitted up to 21 years for their higher studies

Time limit for sending application
Beginning of the Academic Year
Officer to be contacted
District Social Welfare Officer/Superintendent at District level/Extension officers [SW]and Rural Welfare Officer [SW] at Block Level.
  1. 2001-2002 Target 100 80 Childrens Benefited
  2. 2002-2003 Target 100 85 Childrens Benefited
Tamil Nadu Free supply of Sewing Machine
Objectives of the Scheme
Rehabilitation of Destitute widows, deserted wives socially handicapped women and physically handicapped men and women.
Assistance provided
Sewing Machines
To whom the benefit is due
Destitute and widows deserted wives, socially handicapped women and physically handicapped men and women
When the benefit is due
During the year of application
Eligibility criteria
Educational qualification
20 to 40 years/should have knowledge of tailoring
Income limit
Not Exceeding Rs.12,000/- p.a.
Agelimit
Officer to be contacted
District Social Welfare Officer/Superintendent at District level/Extension officers [SW] and Rural Welfare Officer [SW] at Block Level.

  1. No. of Sewing Machine allotted for 2000-2001 - 80 Machines
  2. No. of Machines Received - 80 Machines
  3. No.of Machines distributed - 80 Machines
Adoption
Objectives of the Scheme
To Provide a family for abandoned/surrendered babies by biological parents
The Agencies which are recognized to do Adoption
License has been issued to 17 adoption agencies who are to be contacted when one desires to adopt a child
Beneficiary
  1. An abandoned/surrendered child
  2. Childless couples
  3. A single female/male with a desire to adopt.
Eligibility Criteria for the adoptive parents
The age of single parent should be 30 years and above and the difference between the child & the adoptive parent should be 21 years
Officer to be contacted
District Social Welfare Officer/Superintendent at District level/Extension officers [SW] and Rural Welfare Officer [SW] at Block Level.
Free supply of Books to Widows children
Year Budget Allotment Expenditure Target No .of Benefieries
2001-2002 59,000 59,000 509 509 Children
2002-2003 59,000 59,000 646 646 Children
Mahalir Mandrams
Year Budget Allotment Expenditure Target No .of Benefieries
2001-2002 1,43,000 1,43,000 300 300
2002-2003 1,43,000 1,43,000 300 300
Related Offices
Commissionerate of Social Welfare
Old Engineering College Complex,
Chepauk
Chennai - 600 005
28523718
28547020
Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd,
No.100, Anna salai
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032
22355904
22352751
World Bank assisted ICDS-III Project
No.48, Dr. Muthulakshmi Salai,
Adyar
Chennai- 600 020
24917545
24919030
Directorate of Social Defence
No.153, Purasawalkam High Road,
Kellys,
Chennai - 600 010
26425082
State Commissionerate for the Disabled
No.2, Bakthavatchalam Road,
Waran Square, Visalakshi Garden,
St.Mary's Road, Mylapore,
Chennai - 600 004
24933031