Free supply of Sewing Machine Scheme is being implemented by the Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department., in order to enhance the income of widows, deserted wives, women from economically weaker sections, differently abled men and women, and socially affected women through self-employment.


The cloths for the Free Supply of Uniform Scheme is being  supplied by the Department  of Textiles and Handlooms to the 32 cutting centers functioning under the control of Social Welfare Department.  The cloth cut in the cutting centers are given to the concerned Tailoring societies for stitching the uniform and the stitched uniforms are delivered to the 413 AEEOs and 67 DEOs of education department through these societies.


15500 Advanced type of sewing machines were provided to the members of Women Industrial Co-operative Societies with 10% Government subsidy.  This has improved the quality of stitching of uniform and increased the productivity of the Women Industrial Co-operative Tailoring Societies.

Tailoring Training Centers for Tribal Women:

Women Tailoring Training Centers are functioning at Salem and Tiruvannamalai exclusively for the tribal women.  In these centers, 35 tribal women are trained every year.

Social Welfare

A social welfare system provides assistance to needy individuals and families.

The types and amount of welfare available to individuals and families vary depending on the country, state or region.

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Women Helpline Recruitment 2020 Application invited - last date 21/07/2020

Applications are called from eligible candidates for the post of Call Respondent, Women Helpline, functioning under the control of Commissionerate of Social Welfare, Panagal Malligai, Saidapet, Chennai-15. The education qualification is Bachelor in Social Work or Counseling Psychology or Psychology with minimum 1 year experience (or) Masters in Social Work or Counseling Psychology or Psychology and the age limit is 23 to 35 years (as on 01.04.2020). The post will be filled on contract basis. The application and other details are available in the Website The last date for submission of application by post or email ( is 21.07.2020 5.00PM. The appointment will be purely on merit and experience basis