Social Welfare was created as a small wing under Education Department during 1973 – 74 with one State Social Welfare Officer, one District Social Welfare Officer and a skeleton supporting staff. During 1974-75, the Social Welfare Wing was strengthened by posting one Programe Officer. This was further strengthened by creating two more posts of District Social Welfare Officers with minimum supporting staff for Lunglei and Chhimtuipui Districts during 1979 – 80. Today, as many as 576 staff belonging to different grades are working in the Department, covering the whole of Mizoram. The Department of Social Welfare has been taking up various schemes for the upliftment of women and children, handicapped persons, old age persons, management of correctional institutions and social defense, strengthening of voluntary organizations and development of rural infrastructure.
Acts & Rules
Juvenile Justice Act 2015The Mizoram State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2013Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, 2012The Guidelines (under section 39 POCSO Act, 2012) for Mizoram state, 2015United Nation: Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)PwD Commissioner Recruitment RulesPrevention of Immoral Traffic ActForest Right ActArticle 275(1) of the Constitution
Programmes and Schemes
Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MsDP)Anganwadi Workers' Training CentreVocational Training Centre