Department of Social Services (Bangladesh)

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Department of Social Services
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
WebsiteDepartment of Social Services

Department of Social Services (সমাজসেবা অধিদফতর) is a government department responsible for carrying out social services, social safety nets, and welfare programs in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka.[1][2]


Department of Social Services was established on 2 January 1961 by the Government of East Pakistan. It is under the Ministry of Social Welfare. Its, headquarters, the Shamajseba Bhaban, was inaugurated in 1999. On 4 June 2012, the Government of Bangladesh declared 2 January National Social Services Day.[1] on 1 February 2018, the World Bank gave a grant of 300 million dollar to upgrade the department and digitalise the work of the department.[3] It manages Child Development Centers in Bangladesh.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Department of Social Services". Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ "11th World Autism Awareness Day today". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ "WB gives $300m to help upgrade cash transfer schemes". The Daily Star. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Deprived children in the development centers". The Daily Star. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2018.