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Social welfare, Meghalaya

Constituted as an Independent Directorate in 1974. Deals with Human Resource Index and Development. Falls under three Ministry of Government of India – Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

Ministry of Women and Child Development :

  • Integrated Child Development Services
  • Juvenile Justice Act

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment :

  • Disability Sector
  • Social Defence
  • Aged and Infirm

Click here for Social Welfare Department, Meghalaya

Disability Sector:

The Department provides services to Disabled Challenged Persons. Requirements for the welfare disabled people are taken into consideration the type of disability, prevention, early detection and rehabilitation. In fact, public are not aware of the rights of disabled guaranteed under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (PWD) this ignorance resulted in the denial of services and facilities to the disabled people.

1. Scholarships and Meritorious Award to Disabled Students

Scholarship is given to the Disabled student pursuing higher studies in recognised schools, colleges, and institutions from nursery up to postgraduate levels. The rates of scholarships vary according to the level of education, hostelites to day scholars. Reader allowance is also given to visually impaired students studying from class IX onwards. State Awards to meritorious disabled students is also given.

Coverage of Beneficiaries during the year 2007- 2008, rates of scholarship for hostellers and non hostellers


Coverage of beneficiaries 2007-2008

Rate of Scholarship

Rs. /pm

Non Hostellers
Rs. /pm

Reader allowance for Visually Handicapped only Rs. /pm

Total beneficiaries






East Khasi Hills


Preparatory level or pre-primary and primary standard up to Class III




West Garo Hills


Middle and Secondary standard up to Class VIII




Jaintia Hills


Class IX, X, Pre-university Course and I.A/ISC.




West Khasi Hills


B.A/B. Sc/B. Com etc.




Ri Bhoi


B.E/B.Tech/MBBS/LLB/B.Ed/ Diploma in Professional and Engineering studies etc. In-Plant training.




East Garo Hills


M.A/ M. Sc/M. Com/ LLM/M.Ed., etc.




South Garo Hills






2. State Awards to Meritorious Disabled Students

Categories under which State Awards are given to Meritorious Disabled Students


Rate per month for Day scholars

Rate per month for hostels

Junior College (Class XII)



Senior College (graduation level)



Post Graduate



3. Prosthetic Aids for Disabled Persons

Prosthetic Aids are provided to the disabled persons in accordance with the prescribed Rules. Aids such as wheelchair, artificial limbs, hearing aids, crutches etc. are provided so as to enable the disabled persons to lead a normal and purposeful life.

No of beneficiaries provided with Prosthetic Aids for Disabled Persons


No of beneficiaries

East Khasi Hills

The aids are provided by DRC Civil Hospital, Shillong

West Garo Hills

Jaintia Hills

West Khasi Hills

Ri Bhoi

East Garo Hills

South Garo Hills

Total beneficiaries

Click here for work in Disability Sector by Social Welfare Department, Meghalaya and details of all schemes

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