Constituted as an Independent Directorate in 1974. Deals with Human Resource and Development. Falls under three Ministry of Government of India – Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Ministry of Women and Child Development:
- Integrated Child Development Services
- Juvenile Justice Act
- Disability Sector
- Social Defence
- Aged and Infirm
- Grant-in-aid to NGO’s working for the Welfare of Scheduled Tribes.
- Vocational Training in Tribal Areas.