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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

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Dr. Shashi Panja

Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent charge), Department of Women & CD and SW


Smt. Roshni Sen, IAS

Secretary
Department of Women & CD and SW

Whats New / Notice
Shishu Aloy of West Bengal was awarded Platinum SKOCH Smart Governance Award     ||     Extension of Date for Submission of Suggestions or Objections on Draft West Bengal Rights of Persons With Disabilities Rules, 2017     ||     We received Platinum Smart SKOCH Governance Award 2017 under Education Category.

We received Platinum Smart SKOCH Governance Award 2017 under Education Category. This is the highest award under SKOCH Smart Governance


    ||     National Award Conferment to best Anganwadi Workers of West Bengal on 31st August 2017

National Award Conferment to best Anganwadi Workers of West Bengal on 31st August 2017


National Award Conferment to best Anganwadi Workers of West Bengal on 31st August 2017 at Prabashi Bharatiya Kendra at Chankya Puri, New Delhi. Smt. Papiya Roy Choudhury, Itahar, Uttar Dinajpur & Smt. Mitali Mukherjee, Bagmundi, Purulia.

    ||     Sealed tenders are invited from reputed registered housekeeping agencies with valid PAN and Service Tax No. On behalf of the Director of ICDS for providing House Keeping Services (Sweeping and Cleaning Services).     ||     Publication of draft West Bengal Rights of Persons with disabilities Rules, 2017     ||     The Sexual harassment of women at workplace act, 2013     ||     State Awards for empowerment of persons with disabilities 2017     ||     Shishu Aloy, Excellent Quality ECCE Centre of West Bengal     ||     NOTICE INVITING Re-TENDER - Kanyashree, A GOWB Project - UN Public Service Award 2017 Winner.     ||     Consultant for Supporting Child Protection MIS in West Bengal.     ||     Notice for the final recruitment of three contractual posts .     ||     List of Eligible Candidates for the post of Accounts cum Data manager     ||     Modification in composition of District Selection & Monitoring Committee

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The Department work towards the protection, equity and inclusion of populations that have been historically oppressed, neglected or excluded from development based on their gender, age, disability or situation. This includes children and women, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, transgender persons, homeless persons and persons with drug / alcohol addiction.
The Department’s key responsibilities are the formulation of polices, schemes and programmes that reduce the vulnerability of these disadvantaged sections of society. It acts as a nodal organization ensuring that their basic rights are holistically mainstreamed into the work of other state departments.

Activities & Event

State Level Consultation Meet on Early Child bearing and maternal mortality in West Bengal on 12th sept 2017

State Level Consultation Meet on Early Child bearing and maternal mortality in West Bengal


State level consultation meet on early child bearing and maternal mortality in West Bengal was held on 12 th September 2017 at Hotal Stadel, Saltlake. Welcome address was given by The Secretary, WBWDU and Nodal Officer, SRCW. Key Note address and also she highlighted importance of the workshop was delivered by Roshni Sen, IAS, Secretary, WCD & SW Department. Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborty, Chairperson, WBSCPCR also delivered her valued speech. Introductory presentation was given by Partha Pratim Dasgupta, SPC of SRCW. A detail situational analysis on maternal health issue was presented by Dr. Madhumita Dobe, Head, Director-Professor (Public Health) & Dean, Head, Department of Health Promotion & Education, AIIH&PH. A presentation on Maternal Health scenario in West Bengal was presented by Dr. Santosh Roy, ADHS, Health & Family Welfare Department. District officials presented the situation of respective District on Maternal Health & Early Child Bearing issues. To improve the situation suggestions were given by the participants. Papia Ghosh Roychowdhury, Joint Secretary (WW), WCD & SW Department, summed up and delivered vote of thanks.


Meeting of State Executive ECCE committee on 29.08.2017

Meeting of State Executive ECCE committee on 29.08.2017


Meeting of State Executive ECCE committee was organized at Conference hall of Bikash Bhaban 10 th floor on29th August 2017.The meeting was chaired by Secretary of this Department.Aii concerned officials from Department and Directorate were present.Representatives from Education Department,Sarva Siksha Abhijan,DPOs from different District and Education Specialists of unicef along With smt.Maryana DasGupta,representatives from Vikramshila Society and CINI were also present,Detailed discussion was also held on current progamme of ECCE roll out and future planning.

Breast feeding week has been observed throughout the whole state on 01.08.2017-07.08.2017

Breast feeding week has been observed throughout the whole state


Breast feeding week has been observed throughout the whole state with a great pomp from 1 st August to 7 th August2017 for educating women and children on how to improve their health and nutrition.

Review meeting on Sponsorship on 21.09.2017

Review meeting on Sponsorship on 21.09.2017


A review meeting on Sponsorship was organised on two halves at the conference hall of Bikash Bhavan with representatives from SAA, members of CWC, social worker of JJB, Protection Officers (NIC), DCPO from Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, Purba Bardhaman, Birbhum, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Richa Misra, Director, CRT. Officers from the Directorate, SARA, SCPS and UNICEF consultant were present who facilitated the meeting.


Meeting on bidding of training proposal on Expression of Interest on 15.09.2017

Meeting on bidding of training proposal on Expression of Interest on 15.09.2017


Expression of Interest was invited from different agencies and institutions for training on Life Skill Education and Primary Counseling Skills. The meeting for bidding of the training proposal submitted was held at the Saishali Building. The members of the bidding committee were Ms. Richa Misra, Director, Child Rights and Trafficking, Ms. Debarati Ghosh, Dy. Secretary, Dept. of WCD & SW, Mr. Indusekhar Chatterjee and Mr. Jahangir Sheikh, Jt. Director, Child Rights and Trafficking and Mr. Supriya Sarkar, Dy. Director, Child Rights and Trafficking were members of the committee. Four organizations have submitted proposals for life skill education and one organization has submitted proposal for training on primary counseling skills.

Meeting of State level Inspection Committee on 15.09.2017

Meeting of State level Inspection Committee on 15.09.2017


A meeting of State level Inspection Committee was held at the Saishali building where monitoring of CCIs was discussed. Home inspection app was introduced to the members along with form 46 that was also discussed. Ms. Richa Misra, Director, Child Rights and Trafficking chaired the meeting, Mr. Supriya Sarkar, Dy. Director, Child Rights and Trafficking convened the meeting. CWC member, JJB Social worker, Executive Director, JPISC was present in the meeting.

Training on Minimum Standards of Care for the Caregivers of CCI on 13.09.2017-14.09.2017

Training on Minimum Standards of Care for the Caregivers of CCI on 13.09.2017-14.09.2017


Two day training on minimum standards of care was held at the conference hall of ICMARD. Superintendents, Probation Officers, Child Welfare Officers attended the training. Child Care Institutions, both Government and Non-Government that are registered under JJ Act, 2015 from Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman and Kolkata were invited for the training. The training was organized by Directorate of Child Rights and Trafficking and SCPS and the facilitated by Prajaak.

Total no.of participants-45


Block level Sensitization on Adoption-Sandeshkhali (II) on 12.09.2017

Block level Sensitization on Adoption-Sandeshkhali (II) on 12.09.2017


A block level sensitization programme on legal adoption was held at the block office of Sandeshkhali-II in collaboration with District Child Protection Unit, North 24 Parganas. Members of BLCPC, Panchayat Pradhan, representatives of local NGO were present in the meeting. Persons from SCPS facilitated the session.

Total no. of participants-50


Block level Sensitization on Adoption-Sandeshkhali (I) on 11.09.2017

Block level Sensitization on Adoption-Sandeshkhali (I) on 11.09.201


A block level sensitization programme on legal adoption was held at the block office of Sandeshkhali-I in collaboration with District Child Protection Unit, North 24 Parganas. Members of BLCPC, Panchayat Pradhan, representatives of local NGO were present in the meeting. Persons from SCPS facilitated the session.

Total no.of participants-50


Orientation Training on TrackCHILD 2.0 on 11.09.2017

Orientation Training on TrackCHILD 2.0 on 11.09.2017


One day orientation on track child 2.0 was conducted for Data Entry Operators of DCPU, CCI, SJPU, CWC, JJB, and DCPU persons, members of CWC, social worker members of JJB, CWPO of Purba Bardhaman.

Total number of participants: 29

Orientation Training on Quarterly Progress Report on 06.09.2017

Orientation Training on Quarterly Progress Report on 06.09.2017


A one day orientation training programme on Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) was held at the conference hall of ICMARD for Asst. cum Data Entry Operators, Protection Officers(IC), and Protection Officers (NIC) from Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Purba Bardhaman, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas.

Total no.of participants-30


State level consultation on the Rights of persons with Disabilities Act 2016 and draft West Bengal RPwD Rules 2017

STATE LEVEL CONSULTATION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016 AND DRAFT WEST BENGAL THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017


Department of Women and Child Development and Social welfare, Government of West Bengal published draft West Bengal the RPwD Rules, 2017 on 28 th August, 2017 and invited suggestions or objections from all the stakeholders. In this regard State Level Consultation on the RPwD Act, 2016 and draft West Bengal the RPwD Rules, 2017 was organized on 8 th September, 2017 at Aliah University, Park Circus campus, Kolkata. 17 Govt. Departments, 66 NGOs/Parents’ Organizations and PwDs were invited to participate in the consultation.

Dr. (Smt.) Shashi Panja, HMOS (IC) Department of W & CD & SW and Smt. Roshni Sen, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal, Deptt. of W & CD & SW inaugurated the consultation. Smt. Ranu Bhattacharya, State Commissioner (Disabilities) WB presented the RPwD Act, 2016 and Shri S.S. Vinayak, Asstt. Commissioner (Disabilities) WB presented the draft West Bengal the RPwD Rules, 2017 formulated by the Committee constituted for the purpose.

In the interactive session participants congratulated the Deptt. of W & CD & SW for taking steps for framing WB RPwD Rules and for organizing the consultation. They actively participated in the discussions and gave constructive suggestions.


Glimpses of the State Consultation :

Meeting of West Bengal Task Force on 31.08.2017

Meeting of West Bengal Task Force on 31.08.2017


A meeting on update of anti-trafficking issues and issues related to repatriation and restoration with focus on repatriation of Nepalese and Myanmarese was organized in the conference hall of Bikash Bhavan. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Roshni Sen, Secretary, Department of WCD & SW, Government of West Bengal and convened by Ms. Richa Misra, Director, Child Rights and Trafficking, West Bengal. Members of WBTF like I.G. SSB, DIG-CID, Joint CP Crime Kolkata Police, representatives from NGOs were present in the meeting.

Tree Plantation in SMM Home, Liluah on 30.08.2017

Tree Plantation in SMM Home, Liluah on 30.08.2017


Plantation of low height fruit bearing trees was carried out in the campus of SMM Home, Liluah in presence of Chairperson WBCPCR; Ms. Roshni Sen, Secretary, WCD & SW, Government of West Bengal; Ms. Richa Misra, Director, Child Rights and Trafficking, West Bengal; local MLA; representatives from the district administration and officials from the forest department. In addition, a small exhibition to display the products made by the inmates was also organized.


Meeting with NGOs for operationalization of Child Protection Committees on 25.08.2017

Meeting with NGOs for operationalization of Child Protection Committees on 25.08.2017


A meeting was organized at the conference hall of Bikash Bhavan with different NGOs regarding their roles and responsibilities of rolling out of CPCs across West Bengal. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Richa Misra, Director CRT where it was suggested to modify the allocation of NGOs and develop a set of guidelines in rolling out of CPCs across the districts.

Workshop on SC judgement in respect of JJ Act on 17.08.2017

Workshop on SC judgement in respect of JJ Act on 17.08.2017


A one day workshop on JJ Act related issues were held at the conference hall of Judicial Academy. The workshop was organized by DCRT & SCPS. District Magistrates, Addl. District Magistrates, Principal Magistrates, District Social Welfare Officers and District Child Protection Officers of all the districts, NGOs and other stakeholders were invited to the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shashi Panja, HMoS (IC), Ms. Roshni Sen, Secretary, Department of WCD & SW, Government of West Bengal. The challenges, way forward to the directions of writ petition were shared in the meeting to map further plan of action along with different stakeholders was discussed. The progress in respect of the SC judgment was also highlighted in the meeting.


State orientation programme on Adoption on 11.08.2017

State orientation programme on Adoption on 11.08.2017


A one day state orientation programme on Adoption was organized by Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) in collaboration with State Child protection Society (SCPS) in association with JPISC. Resource persons from CARA & DCRT facilitated the meeting. Dr. Shashi Panja, HMoS (IC), Ms. Roshni Sen, Secretary, Department of WCD & SW, Government of West Bengal and Ms. Richa Misra, Director, CRT was present in the meeting. Protection Officers (NIC), members of CWC and representatives of SAA from Howrah, Hooghly, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Nadia, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman and Kolkata attended the training.

Total number of participants: 55


Training on JJ Act, 2015, POCSO Act, 2012 and other Child Protection issues on 10.08.2017

Training on JJ Act, 2015, POCSO Act, 2012 and other Child Protection issues on 10.08.2017


A one day orientation training programme on JJ Act, 2015, POCSO Act, 2012 and other child protection issues was organized by DCRT & SCPS in collaboration with JPISC in one of the conference hall of ICMARD building. District Social Welfare officers, District Child Protection Officers and members of CWC from Howrah, Hooghly, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Nadia, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman and Kolkata attended the training.

Total number of participants: 45


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