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Department of Social Security and Development of Women and Children Govt. of Punjab


1.  Name of the Administrative Department:  Department of Social Security and Development of Women & Children

2.  Minister In charge:

Namee-mailTelephone Nos.Photograph
Smt. Aruna Chaudhary
Cabinet Minister

0172-2740912 9914800007

3.  Additional Chief Secretary / Financial Commissioner / Principal Secretary / Secretary of Administrative Department:

Name & Designatione-mailTelephone Nos.
Smt. Raji P. Shrivastava, IAS
Principal  Secretary

4. Head of Department:

Name & Designatione-mailTelephone Nos.
Smt Gurpreet Kaur Sapra., IASDirector in addition Special Secretarydsswcd@rediffmail.comdsswcd@punjab.gov.in0172-26027269501013398

5. Business Rules of the Department:

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Social Security Wing

Department of Development of Women and Children

  1. All matters relating to child welfare including:
    • Recreating facilities through Holidays Homes, Day Camp, Teens Tour Programmers and Children Clubs;
    • Institutional and non-institutional services for the orphaned, illegitimate, unclaimed and destitute children through orphanages, Ball Bhawans, foster-care and adoption services.
    • Integrated Child Development Services.
    • Crash Nutrition Programme including Supplementary Nutrition.
    • Family and Child Welfare Projects.
    • National Children’s Fund.
    • Institutional and non-institutional Services under the Juvenile Justice Act.1996.
    • All matters relating to the Administration of Child Marriage Restraint Act.1929.
    • Child budgeting.
  2. All matters relating to Women including;
    • Welfare Extension Project for Women in rural areas.
    • Homes for widows and destitute women.
    • Hostels for working girls.
    • Nutrition and health services to the pregnant and lactating mothers.
    • Welfare measures for the women rescued from moral danger.
    • Setting up Protective Homes under Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act, 1956 and matters connected thereto.
    • After care services for the discharge of Correctional and Non-correctional Institutions
    • Anti dowry measures; and
    • Gender budgeting.
  3. All matters relating to the Administration of the Punjab Women and Children Development and Welfare Corporation Act, 1979.
  4. All matters relating to Women Empowerment.
  5. Mahila Mandals.
  6. Planning research, evaluation, monitoring and establishment of production and training centers for women and children.
  7. Punjab State Commission for Women;
  8. All kind of crimes against Women including;
    • Violence against Women.
    • Sexual harassment for women and;
    • The Commission of Sati Prevention Act, 1987.
  9. All residual matters concerning the development of Women and Children.

6. Services provided by the Department:

  • Old Age Pensions
  • Financial Assistance to Widow and Destitute Women
  • Financial Assistance to Disabled
  • Financial Assistance to Dependent Children
  • Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension
  • ICDS Services
  • Bebe Nanki Ladli Beti Kalyan Scheme
  • Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme
  • Benefits for Adolescent girls under Kishori Shakti Yojna and Sabla
  • Maternity Benefits under Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna
  • Adoption Services through State Adoption Resource Agency
  • Foster Care

For better understanding of services provided by the Department, kindly consult the allocation of business rules at Sr. No. 5

7.  Names of Board / Corporations / Commissions / Societies working under the control of the Administrative Department along with information of their Heads as under:

Name & DesignationTelephone Nos.Official E-mail
Smt. Manisha Gulati
Punjab State Women Commission
Smt. Raji P. Shrivastava, IAS
Punjab State Commission for
Protection of Child Rights
Smt. Gursharan Kaur Randhawa
Punjab State Social Welfare Board

For detailed information:

Department’s Website: www.pbsocialsecurity.gov.in

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Government at a Glance

Punjab Women & Child Development Department Govt. of Chandigarh
Punjab Women & Child Development Department Govt. of Chandigarh

Contact of Govt. Punjab

1Ms Vini Mahajan 
Additional Chief Secretary Dept. of Governance ReformsRoom no. 227, Second floor, Punjab Civil Sectriate-2, Sec-9 Chandigarhpsgr@punjab.gov.in
2Mr. Parminder Pal Singh, PCSAdditional Secretary-Cum-Director
Governance Reforms
Dept. of Governance Reforms
D-241, Industrial Area, Phase 8B,
Sector 74, Mohali, Punjab

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