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

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

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

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

University of North Bengal 27-28 NOVEMBER. ....... 2010..... 2010.............. The delegates are therefore requested to bring light woolen garments...In the concerned period of November.. Seminar: 27th & 28th November.. TITLE OF THE PAPER: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Communication of acceptance of abstract: 12th October..... the temperature varying between 15 0C and 20 0C.. REGISTRATION FEE: …………………………………………………………………… [NOTE: Registration fee is to be paid in cash on the day of the seminar] CONTACT NUMBER: …………………………………………………………………… e-mail: ………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………... it will be mild cold weather at Siliguri. 2010.. 2010. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Submission of full paper: 17th November...... UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WELFARE STATE: MYTH AND REALITIES Department of Law.. 2010 REGISTRATION FORM NAME: …………………………………………… DESIGNATION: …………………………………………………… NAME OF INSTITUTION/ UNIVERSITY: …………………………………………………………………………… ADDRESS: …………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………............ TIME LINE: Submission of abstract: 5th October..

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

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