Brief History

The Department of Welfare Board for the Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Communities (DWBDNCs) has been constituted by the Government of India vide Gazette Notification No. 16014/04/2018-BC-III dt. 21.02.2019. 

1. The composition of the Board (DWBDNCs) is as below:-

(i) Chairperson, to be appointed by the Government of India;

(ii) Chief Executive Officer of the Board in the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India – Member Secretary;

(iii) Joint Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment dealing with the subject – Member

(iv) Representative of Ministry of Tribal Affairs – Member

(v) Representative of Department of School Education – Member;

(vi) Five eminent persons from or working in the field of denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities to be nominated as Members by the Government of  India.

2. The appointment of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will be made for a period of three years extendable up to five years;

3. The Head Quarter of the Department of Welfare Board for the Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities at New Delhi;

4. The terms of reference of the Development and Welfare Board for the Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities are as under:

a). To formulate and implement Welfare and Development programmes, as required, for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities.

b). To identify the locations/areas where these communities are densely populated.

c). To assess and identify gaps in accessing existing programmes and entitlements and to collaborate with Ministries/implementing agencies to ensure the ongoing programmes meet the special requirements of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities.

d). To monitor and evaluate the progress of the schemes of Government of India and the States/UTs with reference to Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities.

e). Any other related work as may be assigned by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.