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. Ms. Anjali Bhawra (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) 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:-

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Work allocation


Shri Surendra Singh, Additional Secretary & CVO


  • Coordination,
  • RL Cell,
  • Administration,
  • Media,
  • CVO,
  • All matters of Transgender & Beggary,
  • Matters pertaining to NISD,
  • I-MESA,



Smt. Kalyani Chadha,

Joint Secretary


  • All Scholarship Schemes for SCs,
  • PM-Anusuchit Jati Abhyuday Yojana ( PM-AJAY),
  • Direct Benefit Transfer,
  • Matters related to DAF at Department level
  • All matters related to NSFDC,
  • Scheme of Residential Education for Students in High School in Targeted Area (SRESHTA),
  • PCR/PoA Act.



Shri Ram Prasad Meena, Joint Secretary (BC)

All matters related to BC Division including NCBC, CESOB, NBCFDC and all matters of EWS.


Shri Sanjay Pandey,

Joint Secretary & FA

All matters relating to IFD & Budget of the DoSJE.



Ms. Radhika Chakravarthy, Joint Secretary

  • All matters related to Prevention of Drug Abuse,
  • Project Monitoring Unit (PMU),
  • DWBDNC and all matters of DNT.


Smt. Yogita Swaroop

Sr. Economic Adviser

  • All matters relating to Plan Division,
  • All matters relating to NSKFDC,
  • All matters relating to NCSK,
  • All matters relating to SRMS,
  • Examination and preparation of comments on Draft Cabinet Note/ CCEA/EFC/SFC/PIB/DIB Notes of other Ministries,
  • Matters relating to Economic Survey.



Ms. Indira Murthy, Joint Secretary

  1. All matters relating to Senior Citizen Division,
  2. Corporate Cell, Official Language, Parliament, Legal Cell,
  3. Public Grievances (CPGRAMS), Facilitation/RTI Cell, CR-RR Sections.
  4. Sectoral Group of Secretaries (SGoS).
  5.  Venture Capital Fund, Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for SC, Assistance to Stae SCD Corporation.
  6. All matters of NCSC including Jt. Cadre  Group A Posts NCSC-MSJE,
  7. Narmada Rehabilitation and Resettlement matters.


Ms. Pratima Gupta, DDG

  1. Developmental Action Plan for SCs (DAPSC) – monitoring Coordination with other Ministries and NITI Aayog
  2. Evaluation Studies of Scheme of the Department,
  3. Handbook/All  Statistics related matters ,
  4. Output-outcome framework,
  5. Gender Budget and other related issues,
  6. Preparation of Annual Report,
  7. GatiShakti  Sanchar Portal.