This year was the eleventh in the existence informal meeting of state social welfare
of the organisation and marked the beginning ministers which was a feature of this Session.
of changes in structure and activities.
Proceedings of the Madras Session.—The
Amendment of the Constitution.—At a proceedings of the Madras Session were
meeting of the General Body during the published in the March 1958 number of the
Decennial Anniversary Session in Madras in Indian journal of Social Work published by
December 1957, the amended Constitution the Department of Publications of the Tata
was adopted. The amendments aimed at Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay.
making the ICSW a more representative body
Appointment of a Working Committee.-
and for this purpose a new category of As per the constitution and the recommenda-
membership was introduced—Corporate tions of the Central Executive Committee,
Membership—whereby a national organisa-
the President appointed a Working Com-
tion with state branches could become a mittee consisting of the following:
member with the Central Office of the ICSW,
thus making its branches automatically President:
members of the ICSW branches in their res-
1. Shri V. V. Giri.
pective states. It was hoped that this would
pave the way towards a greater co-ordination Vice-Presidents:
of the activities than has been possible so far.
2. Acharya Jugal Kishore, Lucknow.
A special committee appointed to follow up
3. Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung, Hyderabad.
this provision is at work. A provision was also
4. Smt. Zarina E. G. Currimbhoy, Bombay.
made for representation of the Ministry of Treasurers:
Community Development and the Central
Social Welfare Board which had not been
5. Shri Balwant Singh, Hyderabad.
there before.
6. Shri P. R. Bhatt, Bombay.
7. Smt. K. Vellodi, New Delhi.
The system of election of the office bearers
(in the vacancy caused by Smt. Vellodi's
of the Central Executive Committee was also
departure to Switzerland, Dr. Jivraj
modified to allow more direct participation
N. Mehta was later elected as
by the state branches and the General Body
Hon: Treasurer).
at all levels.
General Secretary:
Recommendations of the Madras Session.
8. Smt. Mary Clubwala Jadhav, Madras.
One thousand copies of the recommendations
of the Decennial Anniversary Session (1957) Associate Secretaries:
and the reports of the five workshops were
9. Smt. A. Wahabuddin Ahmed, Bombay.
printed and circulated among the central and
10. Shri S. R. Bharatya, Allahabad.
state governments, municipalities, schools of
11. Smt. Padma Nageswaran, Calcutta.
social work and welfare organizations. This Other C.E.C. members residing in Bombay:
publication also carried a brief report of the
12. Shri F. R. Surti,

13. Dr. Jivraj N. Mehta.
Shri R. B. R a m a i a h , Director of Social
14. Dr. J. F. Bulsara.
15. Smt. Gulestan R. B. Billimoria.
Meetings of the C.E.C.—The Committee
16. Shri Dindayal Gupta.
met twice during the year, in Bombay during
17. Prof. A. R. Wadia.
M a r c h and in Hyderabad during August with
18. Smt. Pushpaben Mehta.
Shri V. V. Giri in the Chair.
19. Shri K. A. Gafoor.
Observance of Social Welfare Day:
By virtue of the authority vested in him, February 20.—Many Branches responded
the President nominated the following five ad-
actively to the appeal of the General
ditional members on the Working Committee:
Secretary for observance of the Day. Reports
(20) Smt. Hansa Mehta, Bombay.
of celebrations were received from State
(21) Dr. M. N. Natu, Poona.
Branches in Hyderabad, Rajasthan, West
(22) Shri M. J. Kanetkar, Nagpur.
Bengal, U t t a r Pradesh, Mysore, Bombay and
(23) Col. Vasudeva Rao, Madras.
M a d r a s . D r . Jivraj N. M e h t a broadcast on
(24) O n e member from Saurashtra.
" T h e Significance of Social Welfare D a y "
T h e Committee met four times during the over All-India Radio, Bombay at 7-30 p.m.
T h e theme of the D a y this year was " C o -
ordination in Social W o r k " .
Nomination on the Central Executive
Committee.—In execution of sis constitutional
Recommendations made by the Conference
powers, the President nominated the following
at its M a d r a s Session were also publicised on
representatives of government departments the Day by the various state branches.
concerned with social welfare to the member-
ship of the Executive Committee:
A detailed report of the observance of the
Day may be read in Appendix I I I .
1. Ministry of Education and Scientific
Research, Government of India.
Bombay Committee on Slum Clearance.
Shri K. G. Saiyadain, Secretary to the This committee h a d been set up following
Government of India, Ministry of a recommendation of the Conference-spon-
sored seminar on Slum Clearance (May
2. Ministry of Labour, Government of 1957) and consists of those members from
India, New Delhi.
Bombay who attended the seminar. T h e
Shri N. S. Mankiker, Chief Advisor, chairman of the committee is Shri Shantilal
H. Shah, Minister for L a b o u r a n d L a w . T h e
committee was independent but in late
3. Ministry of Health, Government of December 1958, decided to apply far recog-
India, New Delhi.
nition as a sub-committee of the I C S W , for
D r . Smt. S. Bhatia, Advisor on M a t e r -
administrative convenience and t h e operation
nity and Child-Welfare, Directorate of its bank account. All this assistance is
General of Health Services.
supplied honorarily by t h e staff of the Indian
4. L a b o u r and Social Welfare Department,
Conference of Social Work, one of whose
Government of Bombay.
treasurers and the executive secretary
Shri K. A. Gafoor, Dy. Secretary, function in the same capacity for the Bombay
Government of Bombay, L a b o u r and Committee on Slum Clearance.
Social Welfare Department.
5. D e p a r t m e n t of Social Welfare, Govern-
T h e major pre-occupation of t h e Com-
ment of Mysore, Bangalore.
mittee during the year under report was to

plan a five-month training course for Housing
1945-58. D a t a collection in the first three
Managers of projects administered by samples, where the services of the probation
government or other local bodies, with a view
officers of t h e Bombay Children's Aid Society
to training them to function not only as rent were utilized, was completed by about
collectors b u t as community organisers. This November 1958. Thereafter a Research
was in pursuance of the opinion of the Investigator, especially for the fourth sample
committee that, under the present circums-
which consisted of actual interviews, and a
tances, it would be more practicable to con-
Statistician-cum-Tabulator were appointed
centrate on slum improvement rather than for the duration of the project. Work is
slum clearance. Careful attention was paid proceeding satisfactorily.
by a special sub-committee appointed for
the purpose, to the syllabus for the course
T h e Report of the Survey of Beggars in
which included a considerable amount of Greater Bombay, also sponsored by the
actual field work. T h e course was scheduled Ministry of Education & Scientific Research,
to start on J a n u a r y 15, 1959, under the is being printed and will be available to the
honorary directorship of Dr. B. H. M e h t a of
public in course of time.
the T a t a Institute of Social Sciences.
Meetings of the National Advisory Com-
mittee on Public Co-operation.—The H o n o -
T h e Committee also drew up a scheme for rary General Secretary attended the meeting
urban community development consisting of of this committee on May 18, 1958 and
five pilot projects in five different types of Shri U. A. Basrurkar, President, Delhi
slum or near-slum areas to be found in the Branch, attended the second meeting held on
city of Bombay. T h e scheme was forwarded November 5, 1958, due to the General
to the Government of Bombay but owing to Secretary's inability to attend. The General
lack of funds, no further development has Secretary also represents the Conference on
taken place.
the Central Committee for Social W o r k
International Social Service.—A number of Education.
new cases were referred to the I C S W by the
Nominations for Office Bearers.—In accor-
London and Geneva offices of International dance with the rules laid down by the Central
Social Service. These were duly serviced Executive Committee, all state brances were
through appropriate agencies or workers in addressed about December 31, inviting them
the areas concerned.
to send in their nominations for t h e various
Research.—The Ministry of Education and offices of the C.E.C. for the term 1960 and
Scientific Research h a d sanctioned a grant of
1961. However, the Eleventh National
Rs. 8,000/- to the I C S W towards research Session which was scheduled to be held in
in the field of juvenile delinquency. T h e M a y 1959 being postponed to December the
subject of the research project is: "Concern-
date for receiving nominations was also
ing the Prevention of Certain types of likewise extended.
Delinquency resulting from Social Changes
Seminar on Urban Community Develop-
and accompanying Community Develop-
ment.—Preparations for the seminar on U r b a n
ment". Dr. M. S. Sabnis, Dy. Director of Community Development got under way in
Social Welfare, Government of Bombay, is the second half of the year. An organising
its H o n . Director. D a t a were collected from committee was formed at Hyderabad under
four samples, being a selection of cases in the the chairmanship of Nawab Mehdi Nawaz
Bombay R e m a n d H o m e over the period Jung, President of the Andhra Pradesh

Branch. Shri L. N. G u p t a , I.A.S., Secretary March 1958, Shri D. K. Karve was elected as
to the Government of A n d h r a Pradesh, Honorary Member of the I C S W , thus
Health & Local Administration Department, becoming the first to receive the honour.
was nominated director of the seminar and
Permanent Committee of the International
Shri G. N. Shastri, Municipal Commissioner Conference of Social Work.—Smt. Hansa
of Hyderabad, the seminar secretary.
M e h t a and Smt. M a r y Clubwala J a d h a v were
For administrative convenience, it was elected to represent the I n d i a n Conference of
decided to hold the seminar concurrently Social Work on the Permanent Committee
with the eleventh national session; the of the International Conference of Social
session having been postponed to December Work. T h e I C S W serves as the Indian
1959, the seminar was likewise postponed.
National Committee of the International
T h e Planning Commission have been kind
Ninth International Conference of Social
enough to sanction a grant-in-aid not Work*.—The Indian Delegation: During the
exceeding Rs. 9,000/- subject to a matching greater part of this year and especially the
contribution by the I C S W . T h e seminar latter half, ICSW was pre-occupied with
authority in Hyderabad have already arrangements for the Ninth International
succeeded in raising an amount of Rs. 2,000/-
Conference of Social Work to be held in
by way of grant-in-aid from the Government Tokyo in November/December 1958.
of Andhra Pradesh and Rs. 1,000/- from the
Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, and hope
W i t h the approval of the Government of
to raise an appreciable sum through advertise-
India, the I C S W was able to send an official
ments in the souvenir to be published on the delegation of 25 persons to Tokyo. Great care
occasion. T h e General Secretary visited was exercised in the selection of these 25
Hyderabad in October in connection with the persons so as to make the delegation widely
arrangements for the seminar.
representative of the social work movement
in the country. T h e five delegates w h o were
Orientation course for Voluntary Workers.— in Tokyo attending the International Study
In view of the number of untrained voluntary Congress of Child Welfare stayed on to attend
workers in the field and their inability for the social work conference. Apart from these
various reasons to undergo the full-fledged 30 delegates, about ten to twelve persons
course available at schools of social work, it interested and active in the field of social
was decided to frame a model short-term welfare in India, also attended on their own.
course and encourage state branches to pursue
T h e Indian Delegation was one of the largest
it. This was framed by a sub-committee under
delegations from outside J a p a n .
the chairmanship of Prof. A. R. Wadia,
Director, T a t a Institute of Social Sciences.
M u c h thought went into the distribution
T h e Andhra Pradesh Branch instituted such of delegates over the several Plenary Sessions,
a course in November 1958, where 150 social Commissions and Study Groups so as to
workers took advantage of the facility. T h e ensure—while keeping the respective interests
Rajasthan Branch likewise enrolled 50 workers of the delegates in m i n d — t h a t the Indian
for its course.
point of view was represented everywhere.
Several of the delegates held i m p o r t a n t posi-
Honorary Membership.—By unanimous
tions on the programme and contributed
vote of the Central Executive Committee in greatly to the deliberations.
*For details cf. Appendix I

T h e Government of India deputed two the delegates and was especially visited by H e r
representatives: Shri P. P. Agarwal, Royal Highness the Princess.
Jt. Secretary of the Planning Commission and
Dr. H. P. M e h t a , of the Central Vocational
Reception of Foreign Delegates passing
Guidance Unit, Directorate General of through India.—Both as herald and aftermath
Resettlement and Employment, Ministry of to the Tokyo Conference, several delegates
passed through Delhi, Bombay and M a d r a s
either individually or in groups. T h e State
T h e State Governments deputed Shri N. K. Branches of the ICSW in these towns received
Tirpude, Minister for Social Welfare, the delegates, arranged for them to meet local
Bombay, Shri G. R. Anant, Minister for social welfare workers and see the social work
Social Welfare, M a d h y a Pradesh, Shri Bhika Service in the city.
Bhai, Dy. Minister for Social Welfare,
Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Proceedings of the Tokyo Conference.
The Proceedings of the Tokyo Conference
Owing to the generous sanction of a grant
will printed in India and should be ready
of Rs. 12,000/- by the Ministry of Education,
by May 1959.
representatives from the four major schools
of social work in the country were enabled
Activities of State Branches of the ICSW.
to attend.
Branches at Bombay, Delhi, H y d e r a b a d ,
M a d r a s , Rajasthan and U t t a r Pradesh con-
Election of Vice-President of the Inter-
tinued to do active work in their own states.
national Conference of Social Work.— Relationship with the state government
Dr. Jivraj N. M e h t a was re-elected as Vice-
remains cordial and productive. T h e Madras
President of the International Conference of Branch has been entrusted with an urban
Social Work.
community development project under the
Pre-Conference Workshop.—A unique Central Social Welfare Board. Research work
feature of the conference was the formation with government assistance is being carried on
of a Working Party, consisting largely of one in Lucknow. A happy occasion was the consti-
representative from each delegation, which tution of the A n d h r a Pradesh Branch under
met prior to the Conference at Osaka and the aegis of the Central Executive Committee
prepared a framework for discussion by the when it met at H y d e r a b a d in August; the
Conference, from national Committee reports work is now in full swing. Attempts were
submitted to the Secretariat. This was so made to revive the Orissa State Branch,
successful an attempt t h a t it is being con-
which h a d become defunct. Advantage was
sidered to establish it as a regular feature of taken of the inclusion of two delegates from
international conferences.
the Punjab on the Indian delegation to
Tokyo to interest t h e m in the formation of
International Social Welfare Exhibition.— a Branch at Chandigarh. For a detailed
This was m a d e possible by a generous grant report of branch activities, please see
of Rs. 8,000/- from the Ministry of Cultural Appendix I I .
Affairs. Exhibits were invited from welfare
agencies all over the country and related
T h e General Secretary visited m a n y of the
departments of governments. A selection was state branches—Hyderabad, Delhi, Mysore,
then m a d e and t h e exhibits flown to Tokyo. Bihar, etc.—during the year to encourage
T h e Indian stall received much attention from t h e m in their work. Members of t h e Central

Executive Committee were also encouraged
During the year 1957-58, the following
to do likewise.
grants and donations were received:
Visits Abroad.—Smt. Mary C. Jadhav,
Honorary General Secretary, visited Egypt,
Germany, Brussels and London to attend con-
ferences and observe the working of social
welfare institutions. She was given a recep-
tion by the Council of British Agencies. She
also addressed women's organisations and the
British Commonwealth League.
In November-December, Smt. Jadhav
visited Japan to attend the Ninth Inter-
national Conference of Social Work held in
Tokyo. She also visited Singapore, Australia,
Hongkong, Thailand and Burma, observed
the working of institutions, attended con-
ferences, broadcast and spoke at various
Smt. Wahabuddin Ahmed, Honorary Asso-
ciate Secretary, attended the World Family
Congress at Paris from June 13-26 and the
International Child Welfare Congress at
Brussels from July 19-26. She visited many
social welfare institutions in Switzerland,
Paris, Brussels and England, especially those
for children. In Switzerland she observed the
working of institutions run by the Salvation
Army and the Girls Orphanage and the
Training School for Delinquent Girls.
At the world conferences, Smt. Ahmed
participated in the discussions on community
development and the family.
Among other delegates who attended the
International Child Welfare Conference at
So our total collection for the year 1957-58
Brussels were Smt. Indira Gandhi and Shri was Rs. 53,787/95 and total expenditure
V. M. Kulkarni.
Rs. 62,036/92. Out of this amount, a sum
At the World Family Congress, the Indian of Rs. 1,133/50 was spent on furniture,
Conference of Social Work was represented Rs. 1,350/- on rent deposit and Rs. 16,077/63
by Smt. Hansa Mehta and Smt. Manu Desai on seminar a/c.
of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, besides
When we closed the Books for 1957-58 the
Smt. Ahmed.
position was:
Financial Statement.
Cash and Bank Balance Rs. 16,293/50.
Finance Report for 1957-58.
Staff and Establishment.—This year saw an

unprecedented turnover of staff in the Central abortive appointments—in the vacancy caused
by Shri Kulkarni's. departure.
Shri B. Chatterjee, who for the past ten
Shri K. Karunakaran, peon, who had been
years had served as Executive Secretary of with the Central Office for four years, also
the ICSW and Assistant Secretary General left in May 1958, with a record of very satis-
of the Southeast Asia Regional Office of the factory service. Shri K. Subramanian was
International Conference of Social Work, left appointed in his place in May 1958.
Bombay in September 1958 to take up the
Acknowledgements.—Acknowledgement is
Directorship of the Urban Community most gratefully due to the Government of
Development Department of the Delhi India for their generous financial assistance
Municipal Corporation. By request of the in several causes, and for their co-operation
International Conference Headquarters in otherwise, and to the State Governments of
New York, he continued to serve as Assistant Bombay, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and
Secretary General till the conclusion of the Uttar Pradesh for their grants-in-aid for
Tokyo Conference. He has been allowed a the year.
lien with the Indian Conference of Social
Gratitude must also be expressed for the
Work for one year. Shri Chatterjee had guidance of our President, Shri V. V. Giri;
served the Conference with energy and for the interest and efforts of Dr. Jivraj N.
devotion and carries the good wishes of the Mehta, and for the co-operation of all
Conference with him. Until a fresh appoint-
the office bearers and members of the
ment is made, Kumari Zakia Khan will Central Executive Committee and Working
officiate as Executive Secretary.
Shri G. G. Kulkarni, Office Assistant for
To Shri M. J. Guzder, our Hon. Constitu-
the past ten years, also left the Central Office tion Referee and Messrs. P. C. Hansotia,
in May 1958 to take up a better job with Hon. Auditors, our thanks for their services
the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. donated to our organization.
Shri Kulkarni's industriousness and depen-
And finally to the Executive Secretary and
dability stood the office in good stead during the staff of the Central Office, my thanks.
his long term of service. Shri V. Hariharan
Sd. Mary Clubwala Jadhav
was appointed in December 1958—after two
Honorary General Secretary,

I N D I A N C O N F E R E N C E O F S O C I A L W O R K ,

Tokyo—November-December 1958
List of Indian Delegates
1. Dr. Jivraj N. Mehta, Bombay, Leader.
16. Smt. K. A. Gafoor, Bombay.
2. Shri V. M. Kulkarni, Delhi, Secretary.
17. Shri M. S. Gore, Delhi.
3. Shri P. P. Agarwal, Delhi.
18. Smt. F. A. Irani, Bombay.
4. Shri G. R. Anant, Bhopal.
19. Smt. M. C. Jadhav, Madras.
5. Smt. Sita Basu, New Delhi.
20. Smt. I. D. Kothari, Madras.
6. Smt. Sarojini Bhagat, Tokyo, Japan.
21. Shri D. C. Kukreti, Dehra Dun.
7. Shri Bheekha Bhai, Jaipur.
22. Kumari S. Kuruvilla, Madras.
8. Smt. G. R. Billimoria, Bombay.
23. Prof. H. P. Maiti, Ahmedabad.
9. Dr. J. F. Bulsara, Bombay.
24. Dr. K. R. Masani, Bombay.
10. Smt. S. J. Bulsara, Bombay.
25. Dr. H. P. Mehta, Delhi.
11. Smt. Harcharan Singh Brar, Punjab.
26. Smt. Roda Mistry, Hyderabad.
12. Shri P. N. Clubwalla, Madras.
13. Smt. K. T. Desai, Bombay.
27. Shri K. S. Mitra, Calcutta.
14. Shri S. C. Dutta, Delhi.
28. Smt. K. S. Nagarathnamma, Mysore.
15. Shri K. A Gafoor, Bombay.
29. Maharani Sahiba of Patiala.