Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

An initiative of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED) of Bangladesh Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Ministry of Social Welfare

Ministry of Social Welfare is one of the important Ministries dealing with social security for the people of Bangladesh, being charged with the largest number of programmes. To introduce Bangladesh as a welfare state, this Ministry is implementing programmes like Old Age Allowances, Widow Allowances and Allowances for Persons with Disabilities, grants and aid to acid burnt victims. The Ministry has also multidimensional and intensive programmes for the welfare of the by-passed, disadvantaged segment, unemployed, landless, orphans, distressed, vagrants, homeless, socially, intellectually and physically challenged, neuro-development challenged, poor, helpless patients, children at risk, of both rural and urban areas of the country. In accordance with Article 15(D) of the Constitution of Bangladesh, the Ministry of Social Welfare as well as attached Department and Agencies, are implementing these programmes. All the programmes are related to achieving the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Management of Social Transformation (MoST), Vision 2021 and the Seventh Five-Year Plan.

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