Kudumbashree was conceived as a joint programme of the Government of Kerala and NABARD implemented through Community Development Societies (CDSs) of Poor Women, serving as the community wing of Local Governments.
Kudumbashree is formally registered as the "State Poverty Eradication Mission" (SPEM), a society registered under the Travancore Kochi Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955. It has a Governing Body chaired by the state minister of LSG and an Executive Committee chaired by Principal Secretary, Department of Local Self Government. Governance of the Mission is done by the Governing Body and Executive Committee. The Governing Body takes policy level decisions and reviews performance of the Mission on a regular basis. While the executive directions for scheme formulation and execution are taken in the Executive Committee.
The Mission has a State Mission Office located at Thiruvananthapuram and 14 District Mission Teams, each located at the district headquarters. This official structure supports and facilitates the activities of the community network across the state.
The Organogram of State Poverty Eradication Mission(SPEM) is shown below:
The State Poverty Eradication Mission registered under the Travancore Cochin Literature, Science and Charitable Organisations Act, the 12th Act of 1952, and organised at the state level by the State Government under the Department of Local Self Government. The Management and Administration of the Mission is carried out by The Governing Body and The Executive Committee. The District Missions are responsible for the implementation of the Mission's programmes within their respective districts. Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Mission. The Head Quarters of the Mission (State Poverty Eradication Mission) is functioning in the TRIDA Rehabilitation Building, 2nd floor, Medical College P.O., Thiruvananthapuram.
The Governing Body of Kudumbashree Mission was reconstituted under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister for Local Self Governments, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj Pilgrimage as per G.O.(MS)No.151/2016/LSGD dated 27-10-2016. The Governing Body is concerned with the policy formulation and review of Kudumbashree.
Members of the Governing Body
Minister for Local Self Government, Government of Kerala - Chairman; Principal Secretary, Department of Local Self Government - Vice Chairman; Representatives of Mayors, Municipal Chairpersons, District Panchayat Presidents, Block Panchayat Presidents, Gram Panchayat Presidents; District Collectors; Secretaries to Government of Kerala (Finance, Local Self Government, Social Welfare, SC&ST Welfare, Health & Family Welfare, General Education; Directors of Panchayat and Urban Affairs; Member Secretary, State Planning Board; CGM, NABARD; Chairperson, State Women’s Commission; 2 nominees of the State Government; Executive Director, Kudumbashree – Member Secretary.
The Governing Body Member’s details are available here.
As per G.O. (MS) No. 19/2017/LSGD dated 20-01-2017, the Government constituted an Executive Committee. Executive Committee, under the overall policy framework provided by the Governing Body looks after scheme formulation and execution.
Members of the Executive Committee
Chairman - Principal Secretary, Department of Local Self Government; Director of Panchayats; Representative from Department of Finance; Director, Urban Affairs; Commissioner for Rural Development; Nominee of the State Government; Executive Director, Kudumbashree - Convenor.
The Executive Committee Member’s details are available here.
1. Principal Secretary, LSGD
2. Executive Director, Kudumbashree (Convener)
3. Director, Panchayat Department
4. Director, Urban Affairs
5. Commissioner, Rural Development
6. Representative of Finance Department
7. Dr. T. N Seema (Ex MP)
8. Smt. C. S. Sujatha (Ex MP)
The organization structure of State Mission is shown below:
District Missions are the district wing of the State Poverty Eradication Mission. The state mission has field officers in each district across Kerala. District Mission Coordinators head the District Missions; there are Assistant Mission Coordinators under them looking after different thematic areas. This official structure is incorporated to support and facilitate seamless functioning of the activities of community network across the state.
The Structure of District Mission offices are shown below: