The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is a
Government of India ministry.
It is responsible for welfare, social justice and empowerment
of disadvantaged and marginalised sections of society,
including scheduled castes (SC), Other Backward Classes
(OBC), LGBT people, the disabled, the elderly, and the victims
of drug abuse.
It also helps in the enforcement of legislation with regards to
these marginalized groups to better enforce anti-
The main aim of the Scheme is to improve the quality of life of the Senior
Citizens by providing basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and
entertainment opportunities and by encouraging productive and active ageing
through providing support for capacity building of State/ UT Governments/Non-
The scheme SHRESHTA (Residential Education for Students in High Schools in
Targeted Areas) aims at providing seats for the meritorious SC boys and girls in
the best private residential schools in the country.
• Group A and B examinations conducted by the
State Public Service Commissions
• Officers’ Grade examinations conducted by
Banks, Insurance Companies and Public Sector
• Universities (both Central and State including the
Deemed Universities in the private sector)
• Registered private institutions/NGOs
THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE & EMPOWERMENT, GOVERNMENT
OF INDIA IS HEADED BY DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR, HON'BLE UNION
MINISTER AND ABLY ASSISTED BY THREE MINISTERS OF STATES
NAMELY SHRI. RAMDAS ATHAWALE, SHRI. A. NARAYANASWAMY & KM.
PRATIMA BHOUMIK. SHRI R. SUBRAHMANYAM (IAS, AP:1985) IS
THESECRETARY OF DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE &
• Scheme of Grant in Aid to Voluntary Organisations
working for Scheduled Castes
• National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction
• Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana (AVYAY)
• Scheme of National Awards for Outstanding Services in
the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance
Extra paid time off (PTO) day or days when used specifically for social
causes like protests, marches, attending government functions or rallies,
meeting with legislators, attending events designed to shape public
policy, etc. This could also take the form of paying for a PTO day on any
local or national election day so employees can freely take time to vote.
Company matching of donations for social causes, such as matching
donations to a specific activist community or group that is in alignment
with company values.