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Government of Puducherry

Women and Child Development

The Department of Women and Child Development , Puducherry has been established on 16th August 1996 after bifurcation from the Social Welfare Department, Puducherry as per the instructions of the Government of India with a view to focuss more attention exclusively for the upliftment of Women and Children. This site provides the details of Administrative Set-up of the Department, benefits extended to the public through various welfare schemes etc. for the information of the beneficiaries.


Extending financial, nutritional, educational support to the most vulnerable group of the society viz. young children, women and old aged persons.


  • Children from 6 months to 6 years
  • Pregnant Women
  • Lactating Mothers
  • Widows/Destitutes
  • Adolescent Girls
  • Poor families
  • Aged Persons
  • Women folk.

Various Wings

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Wing

The ICDS Scheme is a Central Government Scheme which provides health, education and nutritional care to young children and women. The wing is headed by the Programme Officer.

Women Development Wing

Various schemes for the upliftment and protection of women are being implemented by this wing. Apart from Welfare Schemes, Women Development Corporation (PCDW&HPL), Mangalam Society and Puducherry Women’s Commission are also run under the purview of this wing. The Deputy Director (Women Development) is the incharge of this wing.

Social Defence Wing

As a measure of Social Security to the aged persons and financially deprived people, various schemes extending financial benefits through this wing. The Deputy Director (Social Defence) is incharge of this wing.

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