Social Welfare and Nutritious Department
The Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department under the able guidance of the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has always ensured the welfare of the poor, the downtrodden, women, children, senior citizens and third gender. They have also been provided with innumerable opportunities to live a dignified life.
Marriage Assistance Scheme
To address the associated problems in bringing up the girl child, her marriage expenses and discrimination has to be weeded out from the society. Towards this end, our State has accorded priority to flagship scheme of providing basic expenses for marriage to the poor parents so that the girls are sent to school to pursue education. The Government is providing Rs.25,000/- for the girls studied upto 10th standard and above along with 4 grams of gold coin with 22carat purity for Thirumangalyam and Rs.50,000/- for graduates/diploma holders along with 4 grams of gold coin with 22carat purity for Thirumangalyam. The special initiative has motivated 55% of the girls to pursue higher education with enthusiasm. This scheme is especially meant for the daughters of poor parents, orphan girls, inter-caste marriage, widow’s daughters, and for the widow remarriage which has minimized discrimination towards women. With effect from 23.5.2016 onwards the quantum of gold coin for Thirumangalyam has been raised to 8 gm.
The Chief Minister’s Girl Child Protection Scheme
The Chief Minister’s Girl Child Protection Scheme is an innovative scheme. This scheme has ensured gender equality and has improved child sex ratio of Tamil Nadu. This scheme provides for higher education instills confidence among the parents to up bring girl children to realize their full potential.
Financial assistance to Third Gender
The Government has announced a scheme of financial assistance to Third Gender for undertaking various income generating activities. This is yet another initiative that will bring change to one of the most vulnerable sections of the society.
Old Age Homes
In Namakkal four Old age homes is runs and out of the 4, 2 old age home runs with the grants of State, 1 is runs with grants of central and another one is runs with self fund. Morethan 100 no.of elders has been benefited and to provide care in an enjoyable environment. A wide choice of entertainment and activities is provided in surrounding to suit the client, whether this be one-to-one in a sitting room or part of one of the group activities and planned program of activities designed to promote well-being though social and health-related services.
Sewing Machine Scheme
The Government is also providing free supply of sewing machines to women to help them to improve their economic conditions. In Namakkal 1 Women Industrial Co-operative Societies, 1,476 women members has been benefitted as they are provided with the job of stitching of 4 sets of school uniforms and earn a considerable income to support their families.
Protection of Children, Women and Senior Citizens
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) Act,2015, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act,2006, Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act,2007, Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at Work Place Act,2013
- Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Ninaivu Marriage Scheme
- Dr.Dharmambal Ammaiyar Ninaivu Widow Remarriage Assistance Scheme
- E.V.R. Maniammaiyar Ninaivu Marriage Assistance Scheme for Daughter of Poor Widows
- Annai Theresa Ninaivu Marriage Assistance Scheme for Orphan Girls
- Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy Ninaivu Inter-caste Marriage Assistance Scheme
- Two Girl Child Scheme
- Free Supply of Sewing Machine
- The Velur Ladies Readymade Garment makers Industrial coop southern.
- Tiruchengode Ladies Book printing society.
District Social Welfare Officer,