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In terms of Notification No. 196 Home (Cons.)-R&R (Cons.) -10/06 dt. 12/07/2006, the West Bengal Rules of Business was amended to set up the Department of Self-help Groups & Self Employment (SHG&SE). The Department is responsible to formulate, implement and co-ordinate all works pertaining to self-help groups as well as improving self-employment opportunities for the unemployed youth. Vision of the department is to create an enabling environment for all self-help groups of the state as well as unemployed youth in search of self-employment to flourish with convergent support from all stakeholder departments and financial institutions. To aid its functioning, the Department utilises the services of a Directorate (the Directorate of SHG&SE) and a Corporation (the West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Limited).