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

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

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

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

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However it will be our pleasure to arrange their stay. 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. Dwivedi and Head of the Department Seminar Chairman Dr. VII. food and local hospitality to the students of LL. if selected. Sujit Kumar Biswas Seminar Director Prof. The delegates may like to seek travel expenses from their respective universities/ institutions. Rathin Bandyopadhyay Member Member Sub Themes: I.B. V.P. VI. food and local hospitality. 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. We are unable to arrange for stay. Gangotri Chakraborty Dr.Prof. B. North Bengal University Note: Due to paucity of funds we are unable to provide travel expenses to the delegates. II. Papers. will feature in ‘INDIAN JOURNAL of LAW and JUSTICE’ [IJLJ]. agriculture and industry The next generation approach to social justice and welfare CALL FOR PAPERS Papers on various sub-themes. . a peer reviewed refereed journal brought out by the Department of Law. IV. III.

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