About Social Welfare Department

Social welfare is the process of social development through which the potential of the people is stimulated to promote the effective participation in the process of social change and improving the quality of life. Social Welfare Department over the period has played a key role in the socio–economic upliftment of under privileged, poor and vulnerable section of the society.

The Directorate of Social Welfare Jammu came into existence in the year 2003 after the bifurcation of erstwhile Directorate into two separate Directorates at the Provincial level. The Directorate is headed by the Director who is assisted by Deputy Director ( Administration), Assistant Director (Administration), Assistant Director (Schemes), Deputy Director (Planning), Chief Accounts Officer and other allied staff.


1. Providing scholarship to the deserving students belonging to SC/ OBC / Physically Handicapped / Minority categories for their educational upliftment.

2. Providing Social Security and Financial Assistance to Orphans, Widows, Destitute ladies Old age persons and Physically Handicapped persons through various schemes /Programme run by the Department.

3. Provision of Training, rehabilitation services for economically, socially vulnerable group such as disabled, poor, women and children in distress for ensuring their dignified life.

4. Mobilising Community resources for meeting the social need and solving the local problems in rural areas.

5. Encouraging Non Govt. Voluntary Organisations/ Social activist to work for the welfare of Women/ Children /Old age/Physically Challenged people by providing financial assistance to them.

6. Providing residential facilities to the students belonging to under-privileged classes.