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TAMIL NADU SOCIAL WELFARE BOARD

The Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board which was constituted in 1954 has been working for the development of Women and Children through Voluntary Institutions in the State with the following objectives:-

1. To encourage and promote voluntary effort in the field of Women and Children.
2. To render technical and financial assistance to the Voluntary Institutions for better quality and standard of services.
3. To monitor the Programmes aided by Central Social Welfare Board allotted by State Government for effective implementation.

The Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board consists of a Chairperson and 15 Official and 15 Non-Official Members. Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board provides support to Non Governmental Organisations for education, training and awareness creation for Women.

State Grants to NGOs working in rural areas

The Government of Tamil Nadu provides `10.00 lakh every year to the State Social Welfare Board to help 200 registered Non Governmental Organisations who have completed 3 years after its registration. This grant is extended to the institutions who are working for the welfare of women and children. An amount of `5,000 is being given as one-time

A sum of `10.00 lakh has been provided in the Budget Estimate for the year 2018-2019 for this scheme. 2.6.2 Family Counselling Centres (State Grant)

The Government of Tamil Nadu is assisting six Family Counselling Centres in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Villupuram, Thiruvarur, Tirunelveli and Sivagangai run by the Non Governmental Organisations. The main aim of this Family Counselling Centre is to provide counseling to preserve the basic social unit of a family. It helps women who approach the centre to redress their grievances relating to dowry harassment, marital maladjustment, cases of alcoholism and counseling to AIDS victims by giving suitable and appropriate guidance. The State Government also provides assistance to six family counsellors who are placed in All Women Police Stations to provide counseling services and help resolve family disputes arising out of alcoholism, drug addiction, dowry harassment, etc. Every year, the State Government provides an additional honorarium of `3,500 per month for each counselor along with the Central grant of `10,000. A sum of `7.14 lakh has been provided in the Budget Estimate for the year 2018-2019 for this scheme.

Family Counselling Centre (Central Grant)

61 Family Counselling Centres are functioning in the State since 1984 supported by Government of India, through Central Social Welfare Board. Out of 61 Family Counselling Centres, 2 are functioning at Central Women Prisons in Vellore and Puzhal in Chennai and 3 Family Counselling Centres are functioning in All Women Police Stations at Police Commissioner’s Office, Thousand Lights Police Station and Flower Bazaar Police Station in Chennai. 60,120 persons have been benefited through Family Counselling Centres. During 2017-2018 a sum of `195.20 lakh was sanctioned to Family Counselling Centres.