SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

  • Aadhaar not required for availing social security: Kavita Jain November 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Kavita Jain said that beneficiaries of various social security schemes are not required to produce Aadhaar card for availing these. She said that she has come to notice that beneficiaries were being asked to produce Aadhaar cards at the time of disbursement of...
  • National identity card for handicapped soon: Thawar Chand Gehlot September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A national identity card for the handicapped is on the anvil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said on Tuesday. "The handicapped people face difficulty because of multiple authorities giving the certificates... At times, certificate issued in one district is not valid in other," Gehlot said on...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an interministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...
  • President accepts Kumari Selja's resignation January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was on Tuesday night given additional charge of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry following the resignation of Kumari Selja. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accepted the Selja's resignation with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said. Selja, who has been nominated as...
  • Kumari Selja may quit Union Ministry, work for Congress ahead of polls January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP Kumari Selja may quit the Union Cabinet, according to Congress sources. Going by the sources, Selja is expected to work for the party ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. She currently holds the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Earlier in the day, Congress had also...
  • Govt to introduce National Policy on Drug Abuse soon March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to check the alarming rise of drug abuse in various parts of the country, government will soon introduce a 'National Policy on Drug Abuse' and has formed an expert committee to suggest guidelines for it. The need to have a National Policy on Drug Abuse was felt...
  • Telangana MP Balram gets a Union Minister of State rank October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: From a humble police constable to a first time MP from Telangana and now at the centrestage as a Union Minister of State, Porika Balram Naik has come a long way and is being rewarded for his discipline and loyalty to the Congress High Command. One of the...
  • Govt passes bill to empower senior citizens October 2, 2009

    The ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment has finally managed to clear road blocks in the implementation of the Maintenance of Senior Citizens Act. ...