Organisational Set-Up

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is entrusted with the welfare, social Justice and empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized section of the society viz. Scheduled Caste, Backward Classes, Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, and Victims of Drug Abuse etc.

Basic objective of the policies, programmes, law and institution of the Indian welfare system is to bring the target groups into the mainstream of development by making them self-reliant.

The Ministry is headed by Dr. Virendra Kumar, Cabinet Minister and ably assisted by three Ministers-of-State namely Shri A. Narayanaswamy, Km. Pratima Bhoumik and Shri Ramdas Athawale


There are two departments viz. Department of Social Justice and Empowerment and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Shri Saurabh Garg (IAS) is the Secretary of Department of Social Justice & Empowerment. Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal (IAS) is the Secretary of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Shri Surendra Singh (IAS, JH:1993) and Shri Amit Kumar Ghosh (IAS, UP:1994) is the Additional Secretary of Department of Social Justice & Empowerment.

The Bureau Head wise Allocation of work in Department of Social Justice and Empowerment is as follows:-


Work allocated

Shri Surendra Singh,



Official Language

Matters related to the National Scheduled Castes Finance and  Development Corporation


 Revision of lists for SCs (RL Cell) and  matters relating to Justice Balakrishnan Commission

Corporate Cell

PCR/PoA Act & Scheme implementation

Narmada and all R&R matters

Matters related to National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) including Joint Cadre Group A Posts of NCSC-MSJE

Facilitation/ RTI Cell, CR-RR Section

Shri Amit Kumar Ghosh,


The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)

Matters relating to Commission to examine sub-categorization of  OBCs (CESOB)

Matters relating to the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation 


Matters relating to Development  and Welfare Board for Nomadic and Semi Nomadic

Communities (DWBDNCs) and De-notified  De-notified, Tribes and all related DNT  matters, including SEED scheme

All matters relating to OBCs /EWS

PM- Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for Vibrant India (PM-YASASVI)

Scholarships for Higher Education for Young Achievers Scheme (SHREYAS-OBC)



Parliament, Legal Cell

International Conventions and Agreements on matters dealt within the Department and G-20

Shri Biswaranjan

Sasmal, JS

Matters related to Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF)/BJRNF

General Administration

Scholarships for Higher Education for young Achievers Scheme (SHREYAS- SCs)

Pre & Post Matric Scholarship Schemes for SCs

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)

Scheme of Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Area (SRESHTA)




Mrs. Radhika

Chakravarthy JS (RC)

Matters related to National Institute of Social Defence (NISD)

All NIC and information Technology/Website related matters

Welfare of Transgender Persons.

Matter relating to Prohibition.

Rehabilitation of victims of alcoholism and substance abuse, and their families.

National Action Plan for  Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR)

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (NMBA)

Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood  & Enterprise (SMILE) (Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Welfare of Transgender Persons)

Project Monitoring Unit (PMU)


PM-Anusuchit Jati Abhyuday Yojana (PM-AJAY)

Capacity Building

Ms. Monali P.

Dhakate, JS (MPD)

Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana (AVYAY)

The Maintenance and welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 (56 of 2007)

All other matters relating to Senior Citizens

Pradhan Mantri Dakshata aur Kushalata Sampann Hitgrahi Yojna (PM-DAKSH)

Establishment, Cash Section






Mrs. Yogita Swaroop

Sr. EA

Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013

(MS Act 2013)

All matters relating to the Self Employment Scheme  for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers


Beggary Issues, including Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood & Enterprise

(SMILE) (Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Persons Engaged in the Act of Begging)

Examination and preparation of comments on Draft Cabinet Note/ CCEA/EFC/SFC/PIB/DIB

Notes of other Ministries

Economic Survey

Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal and AKAM

Matters related to SDG 2030

Policy/regulatory framework to attract private sector funds/PPP

National Action Plan for Mechanised Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMSTE)

The National Safai Karamchari Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC)

The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)

Mrs. Pratima Gupta


Matters related to Pragati Portal

Evaluation Studies of Scheme of the Department

Monitoring matters and issues related to Niti Aayog

Handbook/All Statistics related matters

Output-Outcome framework

Gender Budget

Preparation of Annual Report

Sectoral Group of Secretaries (SGoS)/ Vision Document

Public Grievances  (CPGRAM), PM-CARES

Overall Coordination of E-Samiksha

Social Audit of Schemes

I- MESA- Awareness generation, research, evaluation and training

All other matters related to Statistics Division

Development Action Plan for SCs (DAPSC) and related matters/ schemes

Shri.  Sanjay Pandey


Budget & IFD

Release of funds as per budgetary support, audit paras,

PAC, EFC, and SFC of the department in conjunction with the concerned Joint Secretary and

Standing Committee work related to Demands for Grants.

To be consulted in formulation of schemes, annual plans, vision document, OOMF, Gender

budgeting, PPP, EAP, Niti Aayog issues, enabling policy & regulatory framework to attract

private sector funds.

Shri Ajay Srivastava


Venture Capital Funds etc

Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme

VISVAS scheme for SC’s and OBC’s