Kerala being a welfare state is very well known for the welfare measures and activities it has offered for the people. A society’s welfare is the well being of its members. As the concept of a welfare state pre-supposes meticulous planning and implementation of welfare services for the weaker sections of the society, Kerala has initiated many social security schemes for the poor and deprived. The Social Welfare Services intend to provide much needed care, protection and such other services to the women, children, physically and mentally challenged, destitute, orphans, aged, infirm etc.

Kerala Social Security Mission (KSSM), organized under Social Justice Department, has a mission to extend service and support to the destitute, poor, aged, children, women, chronically ill cancer patients and other weaker sections of population. Kerala Social security mission identifies, undertakes and implements social security projects for the weaker sections. KSSM strives to revamp institutions under the Social Justice Department to make them more comfortable to the inmates. KSSM creates facilities for centralised food processing and food supplementation to poor patients undergoing treatment in government hospitals and rehabilitate patients discharged from hospitals who have nowhere to go. To make our society a balanced one, health status of poor should be addressed and Social security mission draws up programmes for improving the health status by providing nutrition standards food to the poor. Mission is constantly working to identify the weaker section that are striving to recoup with the advancing world and was effectively functioning to retain their status in the society. KSSM is deeply dedicated to differently abled persons, destitute and those who demand care and deserve protection in our society.

Now, the state has achieved physical life standards and the `Kerala Model Society’, in spite of this, the state has to resolve several issues related to the people who are marginalized and are at the grass-root level. In the modern age it’s necessary that the society needs to be approached in a holistic manner with remedies for the illnesses at the core level.

 

About Us

It is believed that a perfect society is a myth or a utopia. A society’s welfare is the well being of its members. A society that performs well in every sector has to take care of the health and lives of every class and section of the community. Kerala is known for the welfare measures it has taken for the people of the state and is considered as a welfare state. The state has initiated many social security schemes for the poor and the needy as the concept of a welfare state pre-supposes careful planning and effective implementation of welfare services for the weaker sections of the community. The Social Welfare Services intend to provide needed care and protection and such other services to the women, children, physically and mentally challenged, destitute, orphans, aged, infirm etc. In spite of the achievements of the state in physical life standards and the `Kerala Model Society’ the state has to resolve many issues related to the people at the grassroot level and those who are marginalised. It’s necessary in the modern age that the society needs to be approached in a holistic manner with remedies for the illnesses at the core level. Instead of encouraging the self-centric attitude, a philanthropic attitude should be promoted among the members of the society towards the poor and the needy.

Taking up the welfare of its people as responsibility of the state, the Social Justice Department of Kerala has joined hands with various departments and agencies to fulfill its duties towards the society. As part of the initiatives, the Social Security Mission was set up as per the Government Order no: G.O (MS) No: 56 / 2008/ SWD dated 14-10-2008. The mission is registered as a Charitable Society under the Government of Kerala with registration number T-1749/08.The headquarters of the organisation is in Thiruvananthapuram. The Governing Body consists of the Minister for Panchayats & Social Justice as the Chairman and the Addl. Chief Secretary to Government (Social Justice) as Vice-chairman. Government of Kerala has provided an amount of Rupees 65 crore as corpus fund for the activities of the Mission.

Our Vision

To adopt various social security measures/activities that facilitate convergent action to cover the entire population who are in dire need of greater social security.

Our Mission

  • To organise social security programmes all over the state to extend service and support to the destitute, poor, aged, children, women, chronically ill cancer patients and other sections of population which deserve and demand care and protection.
  • To formulate and implement schemes for the protection and support for the aged.
  • To identify, undertake and implement social security projects.
  • To provide additional infrastructure for the modernisation of social welfare institutions in the state and ensure efficient delivery of service to the weaker sections.
  • To provide facilities for centralised food processing and food supplementation to patients in Government Hospitals.
  • To draw up programmes for improving the nutrition standards, health and status of poor.
  • To provide assistance including medical expenses to chronically ill poor/destitute citizens.
  • To draw and implement a cancer care scheme to extend medical expenses/assistance to children afflicted with cancer.
  • To draw and implement rehabilitation schemes for the welfare of destitute citizens discharged from the government hospitals.
  • To conduct research on various social problems and extension of research findings.
  • To undertake documentation of vital literature on social research in development, health, science, technology and environment.
  • To train and equip personnel engaged in voluntary social work and non -governmental organisations in the preparation of welfare projects and their management.
  • To act as information hub for various social welfare programmes in the state.
  • To do all things and perform all assistance as may be necessary or appropriate for the achievement of any or all the above objectives.

 

Governing Body

1

Minister for Panchayats & Social Justice, Government of Kerala(Chairman)

2

Addl. Chief Secretary to Government, Department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala(Vice-Chairman)

3

Secretary to Government, Department of Finance, Government of Kerala

4

Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Local Self Government, Government of Kerala

5

Secretary to Government, Department of Planning & Economic Affairs, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

6

Secretary to Government, Department of Health, Government of Kerala

7

Director of Social Justice, Government of Kerala

8

Director of Health Service, Government of Kerala

9

Director of Medical Education, Government of Kerala

10

Executive Director, Kerala Social Security Mission(Member Secretary)

11

Executive Director, Kudumbasree.

12

Dr. Suresh Kumar,Director,Institute of Palliative Medicine,Kozhikode.

13 Dr.P.Krishna Kumar, Director, Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS), Kuthiravattom, Kozhikode.
14 Dr. Saji Gopinath, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
15 Shri. K.M. Abdul Gafoor, Kalappulan  Veedu, Kolamangalam, Valanchery.P.O, Malappuram.

16

Four members to be nominated by Government of Kerala to represent various institutions a expertise in related fields

Present Members.

  1. Dr.TP Ashraf,Superintendent, IMCH, Medical college, Calicut
  2. Dr P Krishnakumar,Director, Institute of mental Health and Neuro Science
  3. Dr. Suresh kumar, Director, Institute of Palliative medicine, Calicut

 

Executive Committe

1

Addl. Chief Secretary to Government, Department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala : Chairman

2

Secretary to Government, Department of Finance (Expenditure) Government of Kerala : Member

3

Executive Director, Social Security Mission : Member Secretary

4

Director, Social Justice Department : Member

5 Shri. K.M. Abdul Gafoor, Kalappulan  Veedu, Kolamangalam, Valanchery.P.O, Malappuram

6

One member to be nominated by the Government of Kerala having expertise in related fields.

Present Member

1. Dr.Idrees Velikkalangath, Suhara manzil, Ayanikkad, Melady (PO), Kozhikode