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

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

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

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3.University of North Bengal Raja Rammohunpur. 5.com ORGANIZING COMMITTEE . Sujit Kumar Biswas 09434427710 CONTACT DETAILS BY e-mail: 1. 3. 2. Gangotri Chakraborty 09434037671 Prof.com bpdwivedi@indiatimes.com nbulawdepartment@gmail. District: Darjeeling-734013 West Bengal. 5. 2.com rathinbanerjee@gmail. Deparment of Law 0353-2776307. gangotrichakraborty@rediffmail.com sujitkbiswas@yahoo. India CONTACT DETAILS BY TELEPHONE: 1. Rathin Bandyopadhyay 09434328537 Dr. Bishnu Prasad Dwivedi 09434152647 Dr. 4. 0353-2776310 Prof. 4.

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

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