Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major services of Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Department? Top

The major services of Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Department are as under:

  • Registration, technical assistance and monitoring of Social Welfare Agencies
  • Social protection including institutional care, skill development and rehabilitation
  • Registration, assessment, training, employment, and rehabilitation of disabled persons
  • Eradication of social evils
  • Coordination with and grant-in-aid to non-governmental organizations engaged in the field of narcotics control and rehabilitation of drug addicts
  • Relief during calamities and emergencies
  • Bait-ul-Maal:
    • Financial assistance to poor and needy
    • Governmental functions under Punjab Bait-ul-Maal, Act, 1991
  • Administration of the following laws and the rules framed thereunder:
    • The Punjab Vagrancy Ordinance, 1958
    • Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance, 1961
    • Disabled Persons (Employment & Rehabilitation) Ordinance, 1981
    • The Punjab Bait-ul-Maal Act, 1991
What is the slogan of Social Welfare Department? Top
Coordinate/ensure responsive social protection services to the communities in general, poor and vulnerable in particular, by mobilizing partnerships and developing organizational capacities.
What if a woman is in distress and has no place for shelter? Top
Women victims of violence including domestic violence, physical, psychological abuse, rape cases, vanni and sawara cases, forced marriage, emotional and economical abuse etc. are admitted in social welfare institution of shelter homes. Female victims of violence having children are also accommodated.  
What is the vision of Social Welfare Department? Top
An equitable and well-functioning social protection system is anchored at the principles of empowerment and inclusion for all, particularly the marginalized.
Where is the Directorate General of Social Welfare located? Top
Directorate General Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Punjab is located at 41-Empress Road, Lahore.
What are the services provided in Shelter Homes? Top
The major service of Dar-ul-Aman is to provide shelter to the victims of violence. Moreover, medical, psychological and legal services are also provided to the women. During their stay, recreational activities, religious counseling and vocational training are also conducted for them.
Does Social Welfare Department have any child related service? Top

Yes, Social Welfare Department has four institutes which are dealing with different categories of children:

  • Model Children Homes
  • Kashana
  • Gehwara
  • Nigehban
If a woman is victim of violence what should she do? Top
In such case, she can come to the Shelter Homes which are established by the Department in 36 districts of Punjab.
Does Social Welfare Department have any institution for unclaimed children? Top
Yes, Department has one institution working in three districts of Punjab i.e. Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi. Gehwara is abandoned babies' home where parentless, unclaimed and deserted babies are looked after. Children from the age of 0-6 years are admitted into these homes. Meanwhile their adoption is arranged. In case, they are not adopted then they are shifted to the orphanages established by the Department.
Does Social Welfare Department have any service for senior citizens? Top
Yes, Old Age Home is one of the Social Welfare Department's Institutes that is giving shelter to senior citizens.