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5 Nov 2018

Master of Social Work MSW Salary in India

How Can Social Workers with Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Live in India With Current Salary Rate. In India, the average salary of a Fresh Social Worker can be expected between Rs. 3 to 4 lakhs. The government must revise the salary structure of professional social workers in development sector.

It is time to write something about the situation of social workers in India. Social Workers who have done 3 years of Bachelor degree and 2 years of Masters in Social Work [1 year more than B Tech students, same as MBBS and comes out of college expect a minimal salary of INR 25000. Well, how much do they get. I will share some job posts as examples for that.
Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for filling up of one post of “Social Worker” on contract basis for NIMHANS funded Project entitled “Barriers in accessing social welfare benefits for persons with disability due to severe mental disorders in rural Karnataka: A cross sectional survey” – under the Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS
1. Name of the Post Social Worker
2 No. of Post 1 (One)
3 Essential Qualification: Masters in Social Work or Bachelors in Social work with minimum two years experience in working in the community.
4 Desirable Writing, Reading and spoken knowledge of Kannada
5 Job Location Turuvekere, Taluk Tumkur District
6 Maximum age limit 30 Years
7. Emoluments Rs.12,500/- P.M (Consolidated)


I personally send an email to them asking for a clarification in this. Kindly see the mail that i sent to them.

I am a social worker and saw the vacancy of social worker in NIMHANS for the project “Barriers in accessing social welfare benefits for persons with disability due to severe mental disorders in rural Karnataka: A cross sectional survey”. I noticed that the Emoluments is Rs.12,500/- P.M (Consolidated). I would like to pose a question as how can a social worker who have done 2 years MSW can work for this much money. What will be the point of studying 2 years of MSW if we are getting this much amount which lesser than a day laborer. I am sorry if I tried to offend you in anyway. Kindly let me know your reply.

The Reply I got on 27 July

I do understand your concern.
The DMHP salary from the State Govt is fixed to the same, which we have followed.
Hence we have also invited BSW's to apply, in case, MSW's are not able to apply for the given salary.

The Reply sent on 27 July

Could you kindly share details on the salary rate of social workers in DMHP. As per my understanding it was INR 2000 per day. There has been nation wide criticisms against salary structure of DMHP and that is the major reason why many DMHP posts are vacant till now and the scheme was complete failure in India. I would like to point out an Anganwadi teacher gets INR 10000 per month and ASHA worker get INR 7000. Considering this fact that i think, BSW can apply does not justify a poor salary structure.
Just to point out the fact, NIMHANS is the institution that created the operation manual of district mental health program and the salary rate is provided as; Psychologist and social workers will be Rs. 10000 per month to Rs 500 increase every year.Source: DMHP Manual.
This DMHP manual is so poorly constructed as it states that there is no provision to purchase a vehicle in the DMHP. In the methodology, manual states mental health camps should be conducted at every taluk / tehsil of all districts, obviously without a vehicle.
The Delhi DMHP salary rate of social workers was NR 50,000 for Mphil holders and INR 30000 for MSW holders. Source:DMHP Advertisment Delhi.In Jamshadpur it was INR 30000 for MSW holders. Source: Advertisment DMHP, CIP Ranchi
2. Research Assistant Social Work
Organisation: Gandhigram Rural Institute
Apply By: 02 Aug . 2017
Location: Chennai(Tamil Nadu)
Applications are invited for a position of Research Assistant in a ICSSR funded research project on ‘Socioeconomic status of the women manual scavengers in Tamil Nadu’ at Department of Applied Research, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram. The selected candidate is permitted to work simultaneously for PhD programin GRI in the same/ related topic.
Essential Qualification: The qualification must have first class in Social Work, Women’s Studies or in other social sciences with the knowledge of computer application.
Desirable Qualification: Experience of working with women at the grassroots level
Applications may sent with a full resume, photocopies of degrees and photographs to Dr. M. Hilaria Soundari, Department of Applied Research, Gandigram Rural Institute, Gandigram
Fellowship amount: Rs. 13,000/-
If any social worker is there in Gandigram, Irequest them to go to this department and ask for clarification for this petty amount.
3. Psychiatric Social Worker/ Social Worker, National Health Mission, Tripua
Organization: National Health Mission
Apply By: 24 May . 2017
Location: Agartala(Tripura)
The State Health & Family Welfare Society, Tripura is going to fill up different category of post on purely contractual basis for District Mental Health Programme at a fixed pay for 11(eleven) months, which may be extended based on the performance till Project period for the following post
Salary per month (Rs.) Rs. 18,000/-
Eligibility criteria
• M. Phil in Psychiatric Social worker.
• MSW/BSW in regular course with 06 month training in NIMHANS, CIP, LGBRIMH-Tezpur or others Institute.
• 1 (one) year Diploma in Computer Application from Govt. Recognized University /Institute
How to apply
Non sensible - naive illiterate officers call for such applications for social workers in DMHP with the same salary ratefor BSW, MSW, Mphil holders. I mean, then why do we need to spend years to MSW and Mhil if we will get the same salary of a graduate.

4. Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the post of Counselor in for the PSSP Migrant Suraksha, Malappuram.

Qualifications Required : MSW or MA SOCIOLOGY or PSYCHOLOGY
(Preference for candidates with speaking skills in Hindi)
Salary: Rs. 12000 +600 TA per Month
Date Of Interview : 25/08/2017 @ 11 AM

Update: Rejected by Social Workers Group

I shared this post in a social workers group and they rejected the post.

Unfortunately, your recent post to the Social Work News group was denied by a group moderator.

Message from the moderator

Thank you very much for posting in social work news. But we regret to inform you that the message is outside the purpose of this group. Please keep on posting.

If so called professional social workers are not ready to discuss such issues, who will???

Update: Article on Salary Rate of Social Workers in India

I have been searching for salary structure of social workers and found an article on "Social Worker Salary in India". This website shamelessly tries to reduce the salary amount of social workers by stating how much social workers are liable to get. I will just point out some statements in this article;
"The Social workers are less concerned with the higher packages."

"Social workersare able to start their career with Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 per month"

"Social workers working on government projects with NGOs which provides them salary more than the subsistence level. Since, they are employing them on a project basis, which leads them to draw higher salary. They are liable to get Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month."

"There are many social workers, which are famous today and now able to get high income. The only thing that can make them to earn high is fame."
I have sent an email to them asking for updating the post. Kindly see that mail here. You can also send emails if you agree with me.
To: support[at]
I read the post in your website. The post is completely outdated and outrageous and need to be updated. Social workers also work to get money and expect a higher package. I am a social worker and i expect a good salary and many of the social workers do. We are social workers and we also have family members to feed or have expectation to live a decent life. Who can live a decent life with such 4000 Rs a month. So kindly update your post and write the current situation and not your judgement.

I have never seen such a judgmental post online than this. Someone who is so illiterate wrote all this and NGOs use this kind of information to pay less for social workers.
Can a social workers live in India with a meager sum of money? After studying 5 years to become a social worker, is this what awaits young social workers and aspiring students. The income of an average social worker in India with an social work would be at least 25000 Rs.
However NGOs and agencies purposefully reduces the salary of social worker, thinking these are fine with social workers and is acceptable in the market. Students thinking of taking up degree in Social Work or Sociology gets discouraged due to such low income rate.Average income rate of a social workers should be fixed a minimum of 25000 Rs. Times of India published an article on Is Social work worth it? which clearly explains the situation of social workers in India.
It is time for social workers to start their own enterprises, counselling centers and change this condition. It is time to stop working in someone else's companies, NGOs, hospitals, centers and start ups and start making your own. Start a counseling centers, start an NGO and provide jobs to other fellow social workers. This is the only way to raise the average income of social workers.

Update On CBSE UGC NET Exam Fee

CBSE has hiked the UGC NET JRF exam fee massively. Previously it was INR 650 Rs for General Category and now this has increased to INR 1000. How can students from lower economic category could afford such fee. Still no protest from anywhere. I have written to CBSE but have not received any reply till now.
Mail To CBSE
I am a social worker and noticed a huge hike in the exam fee for the General Category as well as in other categories for CBSE UGC NET Exam. Last time it was Six Hundred Rupees only for General and for this year, it has been hiked to One Thousand Rupees. I would like to know under what basis the fee hike was done. Is there any notification issues by UGC to increase the exam fee. Kindly let me know.

Update on Recent Struggles of Social Workers

Social workers joined hands in Kerala and started protesting for decent pay, job security and right to opportunity. Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers organised solidarity gatherings of social workers in Trissur, Kerala. Hats off to everyone.
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14 Apr 2018

Vacancy for School Social Worker and Project Officer

1. An opportunity awaits for Committed Social Workers to work with children. Preference to Women Social Workers in and around Kottayam, Kerala. Please send your C. V.  to wiljyo[at] before 27th April 2018. Fr. Wilson Nirakandathil.

2. Job id : 96606Project OfficerCentre for Environment Education (CEE)Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Apply by: 18 Apr 2018Relevant SectorsCommunications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, EditorEnvironment, Climate, Energy, Water, SanitationSocial, Gender, Education, Youth, ChildPosition at CEE South
Centre for Environment Education (CEE) for its CEE South Regional Cell requires
Project Officer for its State Office at CEE Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram
Centre for Environment Education is looking for passionate, enthusiastic and experienced candidates who are eager to be part of a dynamic and multicultural team with diverse thematic areas and work on the above locations in the field of Education for Sustainable Development.
While these are regular position at CEE, an individual may be offered the Project appointment contract for a period of 2-3 years, which is extendable based on performance and requirements. 
Position, Essential Criteria and indicative remuneration
Position and location :Project Officer at CEE Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram
Essential Qualification 
First Class Masters Degree (or equivalent)
Masters in Environment Science, Education, Ecology, Forestry, Social Science, Arts, Development Studies, Communication, are encouraged to apply
Essential experience :Min. 2 years’ relevant experience will be preferred.
Consolidated per month Salary (in Rupees)*: Rs.30,000
* Indicative Salary. Based on decision of the Interview Committee, CEE reserves the right to offer you any position and salary against the position you have applied for. 
Broad outline of work and Job Description of Project Officer
• Coordination and Implementation of CEE programmes in the state
• Coordinating various environment, education and development programmes in respective State
• Identifying and developing State specific ESD programmes
• Developing content, materials on ESD for various school going children
• Training teachers, facilitating the implementation of activities in schools, monitoring, coordination with education departments and other partners and network agencies
• Project management
• Conceptualization and development of new concepts, initiatives and programmes with the team
• Work with Communities, partners, stakeholders and relevant groups
• Guide and Support the Programme Coordination team members in implementation of the programme
• Be responsible for carrying out the relevant subject research and support development of project documents and educational products.
• Identify and tap funding sources and raise funds through govt., bilateral and corporate sources to scale up the current initiatives and programmes
• Be responsible for Administration, Accounts and Finance of their programmes.
• Any other tasks assigned
To apply:
Eligible and interested candidates may please visit and apply online. Application received through online process are only valid.
Last date to receive the applications online: 18.4.2018.

11 Apr 2018

Job and Fellowship Opportunities for Social Workers

1. Central Fellowship

One of the ministries in the Central Govt is looking for fellows for an innovative program to link sustainability (on the lines of UN sustainability goals) and standardization norms. The candidates need to be entrepreneurial in nature with a proactive and go-getter attitude. Any prior experience with the UN or any other organization working on SDGs would be an added advantage. Duration of the fellowship is Two years and includes a stipend of Rs.50,000 per month approx. The position will primarily be based out of Delhi. Interested candidates can mail across their CVs to nish.barni[at]

2. Programme Manager, Working Conditions (Indian National)

About C&A Foundation
C&A Foundation is here to transform the fashion industry into a force for good. We do this by
providing financial support, expertise, and networks to enable brands, NGOs and other
changemakers to make the fashion industry work better for every person it touches.
Our work is focused on five areas that we believe will have the biggest impact for people:
accelerating organic cotton and other sustainable materials, enabling the industry’s transition to
circular, improving working conditions, eradicating forced and child labour, and strengthening
communities. We believe that addressing gender inequality is fundamental to industry
transformation, and seek to apply a gender justice lens in everything we do.
As a corporate foundation, we share the same heritage, values and approach to sustainability as
the global retailer C&A. For more information:

Position Overview
The Programme Manager will report to the Head of Supply Chain Innovation and Transformation.
S/he will be responsible for developing, executing, and measuring the impact of programs to
improve working conditions through increasing accountability in the apparel supply chain in India.
? Design programmes and partnerships to realize the foundation's vision of improving industry
accountability through public disclosure, worker negotiations and bargaining, policy change
and access to justice
? Build relationships with key stakeholders including thematic and regional teams within the
foundation, with the C&A business, and relevant non-profit, academic, government, and
community partners.
? Monitor, evaluate, and communicate the impact of Foundation partnerships
? Track and co-define clear roles and objectives with partners and colleagues to achieve
? Influence key stakeholders / partners in order to enable sustainable impact and change
? Act as an ambassador and thought leader in relevant fora and governance bodies to build
the credibility and leadership of C&A Foundation
? Demonstrate positive team spirit and trust
? Actively support change to increase efficiency and effectiveness, facilitating the
implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace
? Live the C&A Foundation mission
The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of relevant experience and the following
? Indian national
? At least 7 years of experience working for the improvement of working conditions and labour
rights in India
? Deep understanding of complex systems and ideas for systems approaches that can lead to
sustainable change in the apparel industry in India
? Knowledge of the apparel industry and supply chain sustainability
? University degree in a relevant discipline such as law, international development, or human
? Fluent English is required, both written and spoken in addition to fluency in Tamil, Kannada
or Hindi.
? Able and willing to travel within India and globally

C&A Foundation is recruiting for a Program Manager with experience in improving working conditions and labor rights in India.  Please find the job description attached.

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to Caroline Van Thessen.  Her email address is c.vanthessen[at]

1 Feb 2018

6 Vacancies of Trainers in Roshni, Delhi-NCR

Roshni is an NGO working in skill building space for underprivileged girls in Schools and communities of Delhi-NCR. We have opening for six female trainers who can conduct our life skills and personality development program in Delhi. The job description is mentioned below:

*Job Description / Responsibilities: Trainer – Level 1*

- Teach life skills and soft skills like self-confidence, public speaking, spoken English, communication skills and personality development to underprivileged adolescent girls

- Deliver training modules as per the designated curriculum  (Schools, Communities & Centres)

- Maintain necessary documentation of students; assessments and periodically analyze their progress

- Work closely with the Operations team to ensure effective delivery of Roshni programs in schools

- Work closely with the Curriculum team for providing feedback on the curriculum and delivery of training modules
- Ensure timely reports

- Training involves field work in Delhi-NCR schools/communities and coordination with school management for program scheduling and logistics

******Details of our requirement:

- No of Openings - 6

- Preferable Majors: Final year post graduate students (Social Work, Women Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Communication & Development, Education and ECCE)

- Package: based on qualification & experience

- Opening for freshers, candidates with prior experience in training/facilitation can also apply

- Excellent communication skills - both spoken as well as written – a must!

- Excellent fluency in English (spoken and written)

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office

- Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and adaptability

- Highly energetic and engaging personality with the ability to inspire others

- Exposure to any social enterprise or involvement in any voluntary social work in college will be a big plus
Send us your resume at hr[at]

5 Jan 2018

Educationist/Psychologist Needed, Noida

About Us

We are RoundGlass! We are a community of catalysts, enabling transformation in people’s lives towards wellbeing and meaningful living. Our vision is to create a ‘better me’ that is in harmony with the universe around oneself. We believe that betterment is no longer society directed, but self-defined. The values and human capacity are self-created.

We are looking for people to join our team responsible for RoundGlass Blossom. RoundGlass Blossom solution is focused on holistic development of children and brings together caregiver, parents and schools to empower them.

This position will be based out of Noida.

Job Summary   

Educationist/Psychologist for helping children, who are experiencing problems within an educational setting with the aim of enhancing their learning and supporting holistic development of children. Challenges may include social and emotional problems or learning difficulties. Work is with individual clients or groups, advising teachers, parents, other professionals

Educational Qualification:
Master of arts in Education/Psychology

Duties & Responsibilities:         
Preparing creative activities that the children can participate
Undertaking assessments, including assessment of mental health needs
Formulating an explanation of the child's issues
Implementing individualised action plans with children in need
Establishing a collaborative working relationship with schools, parents based on trust and respect
Preparing reports on children development
Discussing children's progress and concerns with teachers and parents
Deliver short-term individual and group counseling for referred student
Assist Round Glass in establishing Positive Behaviour and Intervention Support program
Create staff development activities for school personnel

Desired Skill Set:
Assessment, interpretation and direct intervention
Instructional support & relationship skills
Interest in working with children
Positive atmosphere promotion
Good team working and communication skills
Ability to cope with emotionally demanding situations

As per industry standards

Thanks & regards,



Dr Puja Khilwani
Associate, Product


Female post graduate/s in counseling Job Opportunity at Arz, NGO in Goa

Arz (anyay rahit zindagi) is a development organization managed by professional social workers, working on the issue of sexual violence in Goa, since 1998.

Arz is appointed by the Goa police as the “Nodal Ngo” of the Anti Human Trafficking Unit of Goa Police. Arz in collaboration with the Department of Women & Child Development, Goa has been providing rehabilitation services to the victims of sexual violence in government and non Government institutions in Goa. Arz has set-up a mechanized laundry unit, Swift Wash to provide livelihood alternative to victims of sexual violence (more detail refer

Arz is looking for female post graduate/s in counseling to work on the issue of sexual violence - child sexual abuse (CSA) & commercial sexual exploitation (CSE).

The job profile of the staff would include - providing rehabilitation services to the victim of CSA & CSE, etc. The location of intervention would be shelter home, police station, court, family, community, etc.

We are looking for female staff/s with a commitment of minimum 2 years to work at Arz.

Those interested can send their resume at arzindia[at]

8 Dec 2017

Chief Operations Officer, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh

Project Title: Capacity building and Institutional Development of
Farmers' Groups in Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihoods
Position: Chief Operations Officer
Place: Dantewada, Chhattisgarh
Basic Profile:
In order to provide market linkage to the organic farmers, a Farmer’s Producer
Organization (FPO) has been promoted by Nirmaan as a part of this initiative. Since
the FPO mainly constitutes of the tribal and small and marginal farmers, there is
need for continuous professional support in order to ensure efficiency and

The Chief Operations Officer will be required to oversee and handle the overall day-
to-day operations of the FPO apart from working on the aspects of business

development such as market research, product development, value chain analysis,
business plan development, devising marketing strategies, branding etc. The COO
will be responsible to look over the procurement, storage, processing, marketing
and sales of the FPO. Therefore, we expect you to be equipped with excellent
leadership and managerial skills, analytical skills, business acumen and exemplary
work ethics.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
 Set comprehensive goals for growth of the Organization and chart out a plan
and business strategy to achieve them
 Conduct market research, value-chain analysis, costing and pricing for
various products of FPO
 Design and ensure effective implementation of procurement plan of the FPO
 Establish an effective storage and stock management system addressing the
issues of storage loss, pest infestation, pilferage etc.
 Assist in establishing Processing Centre of the FPO and set up processes to
ensure quality, maximise efficiency and minimise losses and pilferage
 Coordinate and oversee daily operations such as collection of produce,
processing, packaging and logistics such as transportation, supply of
packaging material etc.
 Looking after marketing activities such as reaching out to potential buyers,
forging new partnerships, devising innovative marketing strategies etc.
 Setting up monthly sales targets and coordinating activities to meet them

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 Analyze critically various types of relevant data and draw out financial
projections and future course of action
 Lead (Guide, train and monitor) the forward linkage team to encourage
maximum performance and dedication
 Necessary documentation
Other business related activities as may be decided by the project team and/or
Project ESC
Skills and Qualities Required:
 Outstanding organizational and leadership and managerial abilities
 Understanding of business functions like trading, marketing, sales etc.
 Competency in strategic planning and business development
 Competent at Data Analysis
 Competent at MS Excel and Working knowledge of MS Office
 Proficient in Hindi and English
 Articulation, Communication and interpersonal skills
 Documentation and presentation skills: Verbal, Written and IT
 Basic understanding of Accounts management
 Adapting in a challenging environment and living with minimum resources
 Self Driven Nature and ability to work independently
 Proactiveness and passion to work for rural issues
Required Qualification and Experience:
 Graduate / Post graduate in the field of MBA, Agri Business Management, Rural
Management, Social Entrepreneurship Rural Development, Commerce, etc.
 A minimum of 2 years relevant experience for Post- graduates and 3 years relevant
experience for graduates
Salary: Rs. 20,000-30,000 per month

Contact Details Interested candidate can send their resume along with cover

letter at akashsbadave[at]
For more information:
Contact person: Mr. Akash Badave

13 Oct 2017

Vacancy for Project Coordinator and Paid Internship opportunity

Vacancy for Project Coordinator for Holistic Rural Development Programme

Evangelical Social Action Forum, an organisation established in 1992 as a response to the social and economic needs of the people. ESAF stands for sustainable holistic transformation of the poor and marginalized for a just and fair society.

Post : Project Coordinator

Location : Palakkad

Project: Holistic Rural Development Programme

Academic Qualification : MSW (Preferably  candidates having good proficiency in Tamil and  resident of Palakkad)

Interested candidates can send their resumes to  esafhq[at] on or before 20th October 2017.

Paid Internship opportunity:Ecosystem Development Intern at Villgro

Villgro is seeking an Ecosystem Development intern for Unconvention.Unconvention is a platform for conversations around social entrepreneurship. What began as an experiment in 2009 in one city soon grew to become a national movement that has traveled to 22 cities across India. Today, Unconvention is an annual feature on the calendar in 14 cities, bringing stories of successful social entrepreneurs, discussions, and debates on key issues that affect and influence impact-creation.

We are looking for an intern with good oral and written communication skills with an interest in the area social entrepreneurship.
Internship duration- November 2017-January 2018

Roles and Responsibilities:
? Plan and conduct 3 social impact sessions in each city (Chennai and Hyderabad)
? Screening and shortlisting pitch applications from business plan competition
? Identify sponsors and partners for the national event
? Build a robust database of potential speakers
? Map the ecosystem for impact incubators and investors
? Create a calendar of all social impact conferences in India, across 3 sectors
Support in organizing a national level social enterprise conference
? Identify new sources/platforms/networks to tap into for partnership
? Liaise with speakers and brief them on theme/topic of discussion
Support in other activities related to the planning and execution of the social impact conference
and business plan competition.
Work days - Monday to Friday
Location – Chennai
Compensation - 10,000/month
Duration – November 2017-January 2018 (3 months)
Reporting Manager- Associate-Scouting and Lean Incubation

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to tanvi[at] with a copy to
unconvention[at] with the subject line “Ecosystem Development Intern: