CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE STATE SOCIAL WELFARE BOARDS

CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE STATE SOCIAL WELFARE BOARDS

Reconstitution and appointment of Chairperson, State Social Welfare Board

As per Rules Governing Composition & Functions of the State Social Welfare Boards, the Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board is an eminent woman social worker. Elected representative and person holding office of profit is not eligible for the post of the Chairperson. The Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board is selected by the Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board in consultation with the concerned State Government.

Before expiry of the tenure of an incumbent Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board, the State Government is to send a panel of 3 names , along with bio-data of the individuals to the Central Social Welfare Board for latter’s concurrence for appointment of the Chairperson. If no nomination for appointment / proposal for extension of tenure is received from the State Government till the date of expiry of the term of the Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board, the Central Social Welfare Board can take a decision for extending the tenure or making a fresh appointment of the Chairperson, State Social Welfare Boards.

There shall normally be one (1) social worker as member to represent each major district in the State. In addition, a representative of the University, Department of Social Work, officials representing departments dealing with Health, Social welfare/Women’s Welfare, Education, Community Development etc. and one woman representative from the State legislature shall be nominated by the State Government.

Half of the non-official members excluded the Chairperson shall be nominated by the Central Social Welfare Board and the other half by the State Government. The upper limit of the non-official members shall be fixed by the Central Social Welfare Board.

Issue of notification

Notification for the constitution of the State Social Welfare Board and the appointment of the Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board is issued by the concerned State Government in consultation with Central Social Welfare Board.