The ministry currently extends assistance to Non-Governmental Organizations working for the welfare of disadvantaged sections of the society like Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities, the Aged, Drug Addicts, Street Children, Disabled under schemes separately designed to address these target groups. Generally all these schemes support projects in the area of education, training, rehabilitation of the targeted groups. Recurring expenditure on components such as honorarium to staff, other recurring non-honorarium items such as rent, food expenses, contingencies, stipend to trainees/students, transport allowances and non recurring items such as furniture, equipments, construction of building etc are supported under these projects.

Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Social workers aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need.

Social justice promotes fairness and equity across many aspects of society. For example, it promotes equal economic, educational and workplace opportunities. It's also important to the safety and security of individuals and communities.

Unfortunately, unequal levels of development force people to leave their homeland in search of survival and better development options beyond national boundaries, causing a brain drain in India. This is why we decided to launch specific programs to help socially and educationally disadvantaged groups:

Social development is about improving the well-being of every individual in society so they can reach their full potential. The development and progress of society is linked to the well-being of each and every citizen.

Social development serves a larger community. As social worker you are challenged on a daily basis as the social environment is rapidly changing. You serve a diverse community. You work as a team but you get opportunity to develop your skills.