The state Women Development, Social Welfare and Child Development department is going to form three separate directorates for the smooth execution of several projects.
The Minister-in-charge, Dr Shashi Panja, said that the earlier director of social welfare used to supervise all projects of the department. “The three new directorates are directorate of child rights and anti-trafficking, directorate of ICDS and directorate of social welfare,” she said.
She said the state government is also planning a separate department for the development of the transgender. She expressed her concern over the tendency of begging by a section of transgender. “We are planning for their alternative livelihood and education,” she said.