Constituted as an Independent Directorate in 1974. Deals with Human Resource Index and Development. Falls under three
Ministry of Government of India – Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Ministry of Women and Child Development :
- Integrated Child Development Services
- Juvenile Justice Act
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment :
- Disability Sector
- Social Defence
- Aged and Infirm
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
- Financial Assistance to NGO's working for the upliftment of Scheduled Tribes.
The thrust area of the Department are diverse ranging from Child Development to Women’s Status in the family and society, nutrition, disability, juvenile delinquents, issue of violence against women and children, old aged and infirm, and networking with NGO's and Government allied Departments