UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WELFARE STATE: MYTH AND REALITIES
27-28 NOVEMBER, 2010 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH BENGAL

Organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal Raja Rammohunpur, District: Darjeeling West Bengal, India

of which almost everything is channeled back to the taxpayers with minimum expenses for bureaucratic personnel. The general term may cover a variety of forms of economic and social organization. equitable distribution of wealth. This phenomenon has been termed a "welfare society". but indirectly. There is some confusion between a "welfare state" and a "welfare society".g. In many countries. receiving medical treatment. to all people who fulfill easily established criteria (e. etc). The intended – and also largely achieved – result is that there will be a broad support for the system since most people will receive at least something. The welfare state involves a direct transfer of funds from the public sector to welfare recipients. There are two main interpretations of the idea of a welfare state: • • A model in which the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens. having children. the private sector is often contributing those funds via redistributionist taxation. between "us" and "them".UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WELFARE STATE: MYTH AND REALITIES 27-28 November. This responsibility in theory ought to be comprehensive. the producers tending to dismiss the whole idea of social welfare because they will not receive anything of it. non profit organisations etc. some degree of welfare is not actually provided by the state. This requires a tight bureaucratic control over the people concerned. This requires high taxing. According to the second model the state distributes welfare with as little bureaucratic interference as possible. The unintended result is that there is a sharp divide between the receivers and the producers of social welfare. Welfare state can also mean the creation of a "social safety net" of minimum standards of varying forms of welfare. 2010 A welfare state is a concept of government where the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. . especially in the United States. The term "welfare system" has been used to describe the range of welfare measures that the welfare state and welfare society mixes. and debate about how each term should be defined. According to the first model the state is primarily concerned with directing the resources to “the people most in need”. the welfare state has been referred to as a type of "mixed economy". It is based on the principle of equality of opportunity. with a maximum of interference in their lives to establish who are "in need" and minimize cheating. but directly to welfare recipients from a combination of independent volunteers such as corporations. and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life. This model is dominant in the US. because all aspects of welfare are considered and universally applied to citizens as a "right".

These principles can be found in the Preamble and the Directive Principles of State Policy. and LL. Located at the foot hills of eastern Himalayas.D. and the LL. is also empowered to achieve economic and political justice. course which was started in 1993 has twenty five seats. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH BENGAL The Department of Law is prominently situated on National Highway 31 between Bagdogra and Siliguri in the District of Darjeeling. The concept of ‘Social Justice’ with which the Constitution of India is engrafted consists of diverse principles essential for the orderly growth and development of every citizen. A person who is empowered by Social Justice and is able to meaningfully take advantage of Fundamental Rights enshrined under Articles 14. The distance from Bagdogra is six kilometers and from Siliguri is seven kilometers. It shares a huge and porous international border with Bangladesh. Presently the Department offers a B. Social justice is thus an integral part of justice and as such is inclined to translate itself to ‘distributive Justice’. Presently there are about The twenty five scholars engaged in doctoral research under various faculty members. Through these provisions.M. The Department has its own campus in the south Block of the North Bengal University.D. [Honours] 5 year integrated course. Tripura. The Department of Law was formerly known as the University College of Law and was established as such in the year 1974. Department attracts scholars and students from all over India and especially from Sikkim. It is well connected with all metropolis and major cities by air and rail.A. Nepal and Bhutan. A two day seminar is organised on 27-28 November. welfare states can affect the distribution of wellbeing and personal autonomy among their citizens. DEPARTMENT OF LAW. It was started in 1999 and since then sixteen Ph. Siliguri is an important sub-division of the district and commercial capital of North Bengal. is on merit. 15. as well as influencing how their citizens consume and how they spend their time.M. course and Ph.M. LL.B. The Department has a rich Ph.The activities of present-day welfare states extend to the provision of both cash welfare benefits (such as old-age pensions or unemployment benefits) and in-kind welfare services (such as health or childcare services).B. degrees have been awarded. 2010 to critically assess the role of the State and the Citizens in relation to a State driven by the principles of social justice and welfare. 16 and 21 etc. programme. Uttar Pradesh and Orissa.B. The criteria of admission both at LL. Arunachal Pradesh.D. This is the ultimate welfare at the citizenry level. It therefore is a species of the genus “Justice”. Siliguri is the gate way to North eastern India and land locked countries like Bhutan and Nepal. It was upgraded as the Department of Law in the year 2000. The intake at the LL. LL. It also attracts students . level is eighty. The sprawling campus of the University enjoys the pristine beauty of the eastern Himalayas and is the intellectual hub of North Bengal. Assam.

. 150 each [However the students of B. and LL. The Department was jointly selected by the British Council. CLIMATE: .for each accompanying person.M. students from India (Research Scholars and LL. Apart from the above. namely Indian Journal of Law and Justice. (Hons. students of University of North Bengal are exempted to pay any registration fee): Rs. iii) LL. 100/. M. officials/ advocates/ NGOs/ INGOs officials from outside India: Rs. and the National Law School of India University to carry out the ‘Human Rights Outreach Project’. iv) Teachers/ academics/ Govt. both LL. 500/.for each accompanying person. It was also a partner institution with CEERA.A.B.B.from Bhutan. officials/ advocates/ NGOs/ INGOs officials from India: Rs. 200/.for each accompanying person. The Department has a Legal Aid Clinic in collaboration with the State Legal Services Authorities. National Law School of India University for carrying out environment education for forest personnel. ii) Research Scholars and LL. The Department has also been able to publish biannual law It runs a very successful NSS journal. REGISTRATION FEE: Registration fee is payable by each of the participant individually and separately in cash on arrival at the place of the seminar before inauguration. B students who will present the paper can attend the Seminar (maximum 5 students per institution) on payment of Rs. The Department has published Booklets in Human Rights. programme. the faculty members of the Department have been publishing a good number of text books and reference books on law and allied subjects on regular basis. Diploma course on Environment has presently been discontinued.for each accompanying person. University of North Bengal who will present the paper are exempted to pay any fees].. Tea Garden personnel and judicial officers. Nepal and Bangladesh.G. Delhi. The self financing P.K. Environment Legislations in Bengali and Nepali. 200 and Rs. 1000 and Rs..M. from outside India: Rs. 500 and Rs 250/. U. 500 and Rs. University of Warwick. LL.) of the Department of Law. i) Teachers/ academics/ Govt. v) Research scholars and students.

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IV. Sujit Kumar Biswas Seminar Director Prof. Dwivedi and Head of the Department Seminar Chairman Dr. The delegates may like to seek travel expenses from their respective universities/ institutions. Protection of eco-soc rights for social justice Participation of the private enterprise Distributive justice Role of the judiciary in promoting social justice Right to social justice Social justice and welfare through land. food and local hospitality to the students of LL. along with an abstract of not more than 200 words are invited which may kindly be sent in advance to any of the members of the organizing committee.B. B. agriculture and industry The next generation approach to social justice and welfare CALL FOR PAPERS Papers on various sub-themes. VII. III. will feature in ‘INDIAN JOURNAL of LAW and JUSTICE’ [IJLJ]. However it will be our pleasure to arrange their stay. V. II. Papers. food and local hospitality. a peer reviewed refereed journal brought out by the Department of Law. VI. North Bengal University Note: Due to paucity of funds we are unable to provide travel expenses to the delegates. if selected. We are unable to arrange for stay. Rathin Bandyopadhyay Member Member Sub Themes: I.Prof. . Gangotri Chakraborty Dr.P.

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