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Year End Review 2019 Ministry of Women and Child Development

Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh Launched for Better Nutritional Outcomes Outreach to 85 Million Beneficiaries during Poshan Maah in September 2019 POCSO Act Amended for Speedy Dispensation of Justice

Child Development, protection and Welfare

In order to ensure development, care and protection of children through cross-cutting policies and programmes the Ministry of Women and Child Development has undertaken various measures to spread awareness about child rights and facilitate access to learning, nutrition, institutional and legislative support for enabling children to grow and develop to their full potential.

WCD Ministry launches Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) on November, 18, 2019 in New Delhi. The BPKK will be a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India for better nutritional outcomes.

At the behest of the Ministry of WCD the Harvard Chan School of Public Health through its India Research Center and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will document and evaluate promising regional dietary practices and the messaging around them and develop a food atlas on regional agro-food systems. Both efforts are aimed at mobilizing the diverse sectors of the society.

In consultation with Ministry of WCD and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the project team will select around 12 high focus states which are representative of the geographical, social, economic, cultural and structural diversities of India. In each of the states or group of states the team will identify a local partner organization which has relevant work experience in Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) and nutrition for developing the food atlas.

September 2019 celebrated as POSHAN Maah

POSHAN Maah was celebrated in September this year and in one month 36 million POSHAN related activities were held across the country.

During POSHAN Maah 1.3 million Anganwadi workers, 1.2 million Anganwadi helpers and state agencies reached out to 85 million beneficiaries.

Fund allocation under POSHAN Abhiyaan has increased in the last 3 years from Rs. 950.00 crore in 2017-18 to Rs. 3061.30 crore in 2018-19 and to Rs. 3400.00 crore in 2019-20.

There is no provision under the POSHAN Abhiyaan to provide nutritious food.  Providing Supplementary Nutrition is a part of Anganwadi Services scheme.  POSHAN Abhiyaan ensures convergence of various nutrition related schemes/interventions of various line Ministries.

State-wise details of fund released under POSHAN Abhiyaan during 2017-18, 2018-19 and the current year is given below:

 

Amount in Rs. Lakhs
S. No. State/UT Released in FY 2017 – 18 Released in FY 2018-19 Released in FY 2019-20
1 Andhra Pradesh 1284.63 8604.68 5582.52
2 Bihar 6724.06 15001.67 10000
3 Chhattisgarh 965.45 9629.51 0
4 Delhi 945.95 2206.88 0
5 Goa 238.07 197.78 0
6 Gujarat 3036.66 11228.04 7531
7 Haryana 400.97 5992.46 0
8 Himachal Pradesh 1557.26 4153.15 2480
9 Jammu & Kashmir 388.59 8343.52 0
10 Jharkhand 1555.35 5110.45 0
11 Karnataka 3351.05 9870.89 0
12 Kerala 1273.37 6491.91 0
13 Madhya Pradesh 3441.49 15894.17 17883
14 Maharashtra 2572.31 20989.28 33061.47
15 Odisha 4600.46 10571.65 0
16 Puducherry 39.24 393.7 497
17 Punjab 819.51 6090.33 0
18 Rajasthan 2045.73 9680.99 0
19 Tamil Nadu 1340.51 12210.93 0
20 Telangana 1736.94 8595.7 7003
21 Uttar Pradesh 8440.6 29582.87 0
22 Uttarakhand 1866.25 4301.57 3696
23 West Bengal 5545.27 19294.11 0
24 Arunachal Pradesh 52.93 2663.35 0
25 Assam 2298.27 15492.36 14171
26 Manipur 340.46 3865.37 0
27 Meghalaya 462.98 1713.27 1706.8
28 Mizoram 119.38 957.65 902
29 Nagaland 163.74 1251.97 1445.17
30 Sikkim 98.59 328.47 544
31 Tripura 277.91 3695.72 0
32 Andaman & Nicobar 100.22 416.89 307.62
33 Chandigarh 158.88 306.82 526.97
34 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 108.83 129.32 431.16
35 Daman & Diu 42.06 197.66 446.98
36 Laddakh
37 Lakshadweep 60 138.9 126.75
TOTAL 58453.97 255593.98 108342.44

 

Software and dashboard for POSHAN Abhiyaan

POSHAN Abhiyaan empowers the frontline functionaries like Anganwadi Workers and Lady Supervisors by providing them with smart phones.  ICDS-Common Application Software have been developed under POSHAN Abhiyaan which enables data capture, ensures assigned service delivery and prompts for interventions wherever required.

This data/information is then made available on web-based ICDS-CAS dashboard on a near real time basis, for monitoring, to the supervisory staff at Block, District, State and National level, for action and decision making at their end.  The dashboard displays data and provides reports on various programme areas to the administrative officers to interpret and use the information for improving service delivery.  As on 31.10.2019, a total number of 5.10 lakh Anganwadi Workers have been trained and are using the ICDS-CAS Application across 26 States/UTs as per details is given below:

(As on 31.10.2019)

 

Sl. State/UTs Anganwadi Centre launched ICDS-CAS Application.
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 713
2 Andhra Pradesh 55582
3 Assam 681
4 Bihar 49168
5 Chandigarh 450
6 Chhattisgarh 10473
7 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 303
8 Daman & Diu 102
9 Delhi 4118
10 Goa 770
11 Gujarat 52801
12 Himachal Pradesh 18860
13 Jharkhand 11090
14 Kerala 8614
15 Madhya Pradesh 27810
16 Maharashtra 109586
17 Meghalaya 5776
18 Mizoram 2244
19 Nagaland 3595
20 Puducherry 848
21 Rajasthan 20559
22 Sikkim 821
23 Tamil Nadu 54397
24 Telangana 11157
25 Uttar Pradesh 51759
26 Uttarakhand 8140
Total 5,10,417

 

The goal of Poshan Abhiyaan is to achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children (0-6 years) and Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) in a time bound manner in next three years period beginning 2017-18 with fixed targets as under:

 

S. No Objective Target
1. Prevent and reduce Stunting in children (0- 6 years) By 6% @ 2% p.a.
2. Prevent and reduce under-nutrition (underweight prevalence) in children (0-6 years) By 6% @ 2% p.a.
3. Reduce the prevalence of anemia among young Children(6-59 months) By 9% @ 3% p.a.
4. Reduce the prevalence of anemia among Women and Adolescent Girls in the age group of 15-49 years. By 9% @ 3% p.a.
5. Reduce Low Birth Weight (LBW). By 6% @ 2% p.a.

 

For achieving the above targets, Poshan Abhiyaan is to ensure convergence of all nutrition related schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the target population.  This includes convergence of Anganwadi Services, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, Scheme for Adolescent Girls of Ministry of Women & Child Development; Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), National Health Mission (NHM) of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Swachh Bharat Mission of Ministry of Jal Shakti; Public Distribution System (PDS) of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (CAF&PD), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and other programmatic interventions of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation,  Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and  Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.  Convergence Action Plan guidelines in this regard have been issued to all the States/UTs and line Ministries.

The approved budget of Poshan Abhiyaan for a period of three years is Rs. 9046 crore. A sum of Rs. 3400 crore has been allocated for Poshan Abhiyaan for the year 2019-20.

POSHAN Anthem

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu launched the POSHAN Anthem on 3rd December 2019. The aim of the POSHAN Anthem is to inspire people to join the movement to fight the scourge of malnutrition. Speaking on this occasion the Vice President of India congratulated Prasoon Joshi and Shankar Mahadevan, the lyricist and music composer and singer of the anthem and hoped that through this song the message of nutrition will reach each and every corner of the country. He appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Women and Child Development in using innovative tools to take the message of nutrition to all citizens of India. The Vice President also urged that the anthem may be sung in as many regional languages as possible so that it becomes a song of the people. The overriding priority of all legislators, administrators, civil society activists and citizens must be to ensure that all children of the country get the best possible childhood added the Vice President. He further said that the 1.3 million Anganwadi workers are the nutrition warriors and change agents who are at the forefront of this battle against malnutrition. He hoped that the song will become an anthem and lead to a nutrition revolution to transform India in to a malnutrition free country by 2022.

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)

Section 28 of the POCSO Act 2012 provides for establishment of Special Courts for the purpose of providing speedy trial. Further, Section 35 of the POCSO Act provides that the evidence of the child shall be recorded within a period of thirty days of the Special Court taking cognizance of the offence and reasons for delay, if any, shall be recorded by the Special Court. Further, Section 35 also lays down that the Special Court shall complete the trial, as far as possible, within a period of one year from the date of taking cognizance of the offence.

The Government of India has taken the following steps to ensure speedy dispensation of justice:

In furtherance to The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018, the Government has finalized a scheme in August, 2019 for setting up of total of 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) across the country for expeditious trial and disposal of pending cases pertaining to rape and POCSO Act, 2012, in a time-bound manner under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The Scheme is for one year spread over two financial years i.e.2019-20 and 2020-21.

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 was enacted for effective deterrence against sexual offences. Further, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 was enacted to prescribe even more stringent penal provisions including death penalty for rape of a girl below age of 12 years. The Act also inter-alia mandates completion of investigation and trials within 2 months each.

A “National Database on Sexual Offenders” has been launched on 20th September, 2018 to facilitate investigation and tracking of sexual offenders across the country by law enforcement agencies.

An online analytic tool for police called “Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences” has been launched on 19.02.2019 to monitor and track time-bound investigation on sexual assault cases in accordance with the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018.

In order to improve investigation, steps have been taken to strengthen DNA analysis units in Central and State Forensic Science Laboratories. This includes setting up of a State-of-the-Art DNA Analysis Unit in Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh.

Guidelines have been notified for collection of forensic evidence in sexual assault cases and the standard composition in a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit. A total number of 6023 officers have been trained by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) and Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science. BPR&D has distributed 3,120 Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits to State Governments/UT Administration as orientation kit as part of training.

A scheme namely Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) has been approved under which an online cybercrime reporting portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) has been launched on 20th September, 2018 to enable public to report complaints pertaining to child pornography/ child sexual abuse material, rape/gang rape imageries or sexually explicit content.

Women empowerment and protection

Empowered women living with dignity and contributing as equal partners in development in an environment free from violence and discrimination; and, well-nurtured children with full opportunities for growth and development in a safe and protective environment

Promoting social and economic empowerment of women through cross-cutting policies and programmes, mainstreaming gender concerns, creating awareness about their rights and facilitating institutional and legislative support for enabling them to realize their human rights and develop to their full potential.

Strengthening of AHTUs & WHDs in States Across the Country

The Empowered Committee (EC) under Nirbhaya Framework, chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, recommended setting up of Anti-Human-Trafficking-Units (AHTUs) at the cost of Rs. 100 crores for safety and security of women and girl victims of trafficking.

100% cost of setting up of these AHTUs has been recommended to be borne by the Central Government under Nirbhaya Fund as per the MHA proposal. The EC has also suggested that psycho-social counselling and legal counselling and aid should be made available through these AHTUs to the beneficiaries.

The EC also recommended setting up of Women Help Desks (WHDs) in Police Stations in all States and UTs at cost of Rs. 100 crores to be funded 100% by the Central Government under Nirbhaya Fund. WHDs will be gender sensitive desks for grievance redressal of women through the policing system, as well as catalysts for improved community interaction of the police with focus on crime against women and children. The desks will also help create a conducive atmosphere for distressed women and girls to approach the police stations without any hesitation and fear.

The EC has suggested that these WHD should preferably be headed by women police officers not below the rank of Head Constables, and preferably by women officers not below the ranks of JSI or ASI. Further, training, orientation and sensitization of both men and women police officials working at or in relation to WHDs at police stations, should also be taken up.

Presently, WHDs have been approved for ten thousand police stations. However, the EC has suggested that the facility may be expanded to all the police stations in the country over a period of time or in phases.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Reaches One Crore Beneficiaries
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), a flagship scheme of the Government for pregnant women and lactating mothers has achieved a significant milestone by crossing one crore beneficiaries. The total amount disbursed to the beneficiaries under the scheme has crossed Rs. 4,000 crores.

PMMVY is a direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme under which cash benefits are provided to pregnant women in their bank account directly to meet enhanced nutritional needs and partially compensate for wage loss. Implementation of the scheme started with effect from 01.01.2017. Under the ‘Scheme’, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) receive a cash benefit of Rs. 5,000 in three instalments on fulfilling the respective conditionality, viz. early registration of pregnancy, ante-natal check-up and registration of the birth of the child and completion of first cycle of vaccination for the first living child of the family. The eligible beneficiaries also receive cash incentive under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). Thus, on an average, a woman gets Rs. 6,000.

One Stop Centre (OSC) Scheme

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) has been discontinued on 31st March 2017.  The One Stop Centre (OSC) Scheme provides a range of services including police facilitation, medical aid, psycho-social counselling, legal counselling and temporary shelter to women affected by violence in an integrated manner under one roof. So far 728 OSCs have been sanctioned and 595 OSCs have started operations. The details of approved OSCs, operational OSCs and funds released to OSCs are given below:

 

Sl.

No.

State/ UTs Number of  OSCs Approved Number of Operational OSCs Year Wise Fund released (In Rs.)
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 3 3 0 31,20,663 36,87,641
2 Andhra Pradesh 14 13 2,68,97,400 3,30,13,744 3,90,63,148
3 Arunachal Pradesh 25 13 28,41,450 53,19,517 7,82,02,084
4 Assam 33 31 75,65,800 0 7,86,95,087
5 Bihar 38 38 1,98,90,150 0 3,08,32,455
6 Chandigarh 1 1 0 0 9,30,799
7 Chhattisgarh 27 27 7,34,27,815 1,67,04,440 6,62,44,372
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1 1 0 43,41,482 50,000
9 Daman & Diu 2 1 0 0 0
10 Delhi 11 0 0 0 0
11 Goa 2 1 19,41,450 10,84,917 4,92,000
12 Gujarat 33 27 38,82,900 1,27,15,269 5,62,69,778
13 Haryana 22 18 1,16,48,700 38,30,247 4,79,60,546
14 Himachal Pradesh 12 12 0 15,00,450 1,01,18,850
15 Jammu and Kashmir 22 8 95,65,800 87,52,272 1,50,20,425
16 Jharkhand 24 24 56,82,900 18,47,152 7,04,36,941
17 Karnataka 30 30 85,24,350 62,73,675 5,94,44,419
18 Kerala 14 5 1,13,65,800 11,80,007 2,83,31,849
19 Lakshadweep 1 0 0 0 0
20 Madhya Pradesh 51 51 7,73,47,650 1,31,27,264 11,23,91,390
21 Maharashtra 37 36 2,13,55,950 4,37,69,662 3,89,29,425
22 Manipur 16 1 0 0 3,57,22,445
23 Meghalaya 11 11 28,41,450 7,75,391 1,86,39,947
24 Mizoram 8 8 0 61,40,951 2,72,64,535
25 Nagaland 11 11 55,41,679 80,41,940 4,54,87,024
26 Odisha 30 30 15,00,450 1,20,32,854 7,74,59,998
27 Puducherry 4 1 0 19,41,450 47,66,836
28 Punjab 22 22 97,07,250 3,35,87,668 5,26,33,488
29 Rajasthan 33 21 3,41,23,174 28,95,721 3,08,60,275
30 Sikkim 4 1 0 30,71,148 39,23,225
31 Tamil Nadu 34 32 0 38,82,900 11,39,95,447
32 Telangana 33 25 1,55,31,600 3,01,72,230 5,89,48,915
33 Tripura 8 4 0 0 2,69,01,349
34 Uttar Pradesh 75 75 4,54,63,200 2,66,22,936 22,28,30,497
35 Uttarakhand 13 13 58,24,350 1,38,86,307 2,72,25,409
36 West Bengal 23 0 0 0 0
Total 728 595 40,24,71,268 29,96,32,257 1,48,37,60,599

 

Recognizing the need to prevent women from exploitation and to support their survival and rehabilitation, the scheme of Short Stay Home for women and girls was introduced as a social defence mechanism, by the then Department of Social Welfare in 1969.

The scheme is meant to provide temporary accommodation, maintenance and rehabilitative services to women and girls rendered homeless due to family discord, crime, violence, mental stress, social ostracism or are being forced into prostitution and are in moral danger. Another scheme with the similar objectives namely Swadhar was launched by the Department of Women and Child Development in 2001-02 for women in difficult circumstances.  The scheme through the provisions of shelter, food, clothing, counselling, training, clinical and legal aid aims to rehabilitate women in difficult circumstances. Centre for Market Research and Social Development, New Delhi conducted an evaluation in 2007 to assess the performance of both the schemes. The evaluation report while citing the effectiveness and positive impact of measures adopted under the schemes for counselling and rehabilitation found that the profile and category of residents, admission procedure, counselling, quality of service, vocational training, rehabilitation and follow up procedure are almost similar in both the schemes. It, therefore, recommended merger of these two schemes for better functioning and outcomes with lesser administrative burdens and procedures. There were total number of 307 Short Stay Homes and 311 Swadhar Grehs functioning in the year 2013-14.

The Guidelines and SOP for the OSCs have been circulated to all the States/ UTs and districts for effective implementation of One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme. Awareness generation programmes related to One Stop Centre scheme are conducted by State Governments/ UT Administrations from time to time.

Nirbhaya Fund

Government of India has set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women in the country. Under the Nirbhaya Fund, the proposed projects should have the features like direct impact on safety and security concerns of women, optimum use of existing infrastructure, innovative use of technology, no duplication of existing government schemes/ programmes, provision for real time intervention as far as possible. strict privacy and confidentiality of women’s identity and information and defined monitoring mechanism.

The Central Ministries/Departments, States/UTs, Autonomous and other Government Bodies can submit proposals as per the prescribed procedure. As per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal authority for appraisal of the schemes/proposals received under Nirbhaya Fund. An Empowered Committee of officers (EC) under the Chairpersonship of Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development has been set up for appraising various schemes/ projects proposed to be funded from the Nirbhaya Fund.

The States/UTs-wise details of funds sanctioned/ allocated and utilized for the projects being implemented by various Ministries/ Departments out of Nirbhaya Fund are given below:

Ministry of Home Affairs

State/UT-wise details of the total funds sanctioned/allocated & utilized for Nirbhaya funded Projects.

(In Rs. Lakh)

 

Sl. No. State/UT Total funds sanctioned/allocated to States/UTs Utilization Certificate Received *
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 2085.00 814.01
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 768.86 224.03
3 ASSAM 2072.63 305.06
4 BIHAR 2258.60 702.00
5 CHHATTISGARH 1687.41 745.31
6 GOA 776.59 221.00
7 GUJARAT 7004.31 118.50
8 HARYANA 1671.87 606.00
9 HIMACHAL PRADESH 1147.37 291.54
10 JAMMU & KASHMIR 1256.02 324.53
11 JHARKHAND 1569.81 405.33
12 KARNATAKA 19172.09 1362.00
13 KERALA 1971.77 472.00
14 MADHYA PRADESH 4316.96 639.50
15 MAHARASHTRA 14940.06 0
16 MANIPUR 878.78 0
17 MEGHALAYA 675.39 0
18 MIZORAM 883.57 543.68
19 NAGALAND 689.55 357.84
20 ODISHA 2270.53 58.00
21 PUNJAB 2047.08 300.00
22 RAJASTHAN 3373.2 1011.00
23 SIKKIM 613.33 0
24 TELENGANA 10351.88 419.00
25 TAMIL NADU 19068.36 600.00
26 TRIPURA 766.59 0
27 UTTAR PRADESH 11939.85 393.00
28 UTTARAKHAND 953.27 679.41
29 WEST BENGAL 7570.80 392.73
30 A & N ISLANDS 653.08 147.05
31 CHANDIGARH 746.02 260.83
32 D & N HAVELI 420.00 158.00
33 DAMAN & DIU 420.00 0
34 DELHI (UT) 39090.12 1941.57
35 LAKSHADWEEP 614.71 76.93
36 PUDUCHERRY 496.16 128.55

 

*The CVCF has been released as one-time grant to States/UTs to support and supplement the Victim Compensation schemes in respective States/UTs and expenditure from this fund is allowed to States/UTs after consuming non-budgetary resource with them. The utilization certificate in respect of Safe City projects and Strengthening of State Forensic Laboratory are not due.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

State/UT-wise details of the total funds sanctioned/allocated & utilized for Nirbhaya funded Projects.

 

(In Rs. Lakh)

 

Sl. No. State/UT Funds released to States/UTs Utilization
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 5864.00 0.00
2 UTTAR PRADESH 4020.00 3110.00
3 KARNATAKA 3364.00 220.00

 

Department of Justice

State/UT-wise details of the total funds sanctioned/allocated & utilized for Nirbhaya funded Projects.

(In Rs. Lakh)

 

Sl.

No.

State/UT Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
JHARKHAND 495.00 0.00
KARNATAKA 697.50 0.00
KERALA 630.00 0.00
MADHYA PRADESH 1507.50 0.00
MAHARASHTRA 3105.00 0.00
MANIPUR 67.50 0.00
NAGALAND 33.75 0.00
ODISHA 540.00 0.00
RAJASTHAN 585.00 0.00
TRIPURA 101.25 0.00
UTTARAKHAND 135.00 0.00

 

Ministry of Women and Child Development

1.     Mahila Police Volunteer Scheme – under the Scheme on proposals of 12 States have been submitted and approved. The details of fund released and utilized in respect of those 12 States are as under:

(In Rs. Lakh)

 

Sl. No State Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 0.00 0.00
2 Andhra Pradesh 521.39 75.82
3 Chhattisgarh 715.55 152.78
4 Gujarat 76.20 41.65
5 Haryana 77.52 88.45
6 Jharkhand 2.64 0.00
7 Karnataka 56.13 0.00
8 Madhya Pradesh 30.18 0.00
9 Mizoram 35.85 0.00
10 Nagaland 9.40 0.00
11 Tripura 30.16 0.00
12 Uttarakhand 68.82 0.00

 

2.  One Stop Centre Scheme (OSC)

(In Rs. Lakh)

 

Sl. No State Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 96.28 38.95
2 Andhra Pradesh 1167.98 430.47
3 Arunachal Pradesh 981.85 94.37
4 Assam 1408.23 122.79
5 Bihar 1187.90 0.00
6 Chandigarh 37.50 6.99
7 Chhattisgarh 2017.19 928.67
8 Dadra and Nagra Haveli 87.33 35.22
9 Daman & Diu 89.18 8.08
10 Delhi 201.18 0.00
11 Goa 96.07 12.11
12 Gujarat 1246.51 56.89
13 Haryana 1011.31 189.09
14 Himachal Pradesh 310.96 15.00
15 Jammu and Kashmir 402.29 48.69
16 Jharkhand 1078.85 48.43
17 Karnataka 1205.41 0.00
18 Kerala 468.86 41.00
19 Lakshadweep 0.00 0.00
20 Madhya Pradesh 2797.60 590.73
21 Maharashtra 1446.54 19.41
22 Manipur 590.45 12.89
23 Meghalaya 436.93 58.17
24 Mizoram 416.75 64.63
25 Nagaland 693.28 211.73
26 Odisha 1038.82 54.46
27 Puducherry 104.08 0.00
28 Punjab 1185.37 65.62
29 Rajasthan 1078.37 171.86
30 Sikkim 132.06 38.90
31 Tamil Nadu 1672.64 45.88
32 Telangana 1396.91 138.07
33 Tripura 374.91 44.66
34 Uttar Pradesh 4088.39 540.02
35 Uttarakhand 566.69 164.31
36 West Bengal 0.00 0.00

 

3.  Universalization of Women Helpline Scheme

(In Rs. Lakh)

 

S.No State Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 102.03 0.13
2 Andhra Pradesh 146.26 106.50
3 Arunachal Pradesh 224.64 167.84
4 Assam 112.63 78.55
5 Bihar 202.21 133.36
6 Chandigarh 199.16 132.80
7 Chhattisgarh 272.57 204.41
8 Dadra and Nagra Haveli 0.00 0.00
9 Daman & Diu 85.16 20.64
10 Delhi 49.78 0.00
11 Goa 27.90 0.00
12 Gujarat 377.40 241.50
13 Haryana 51.58 7.11
14 Himachal Pradesh 49.70 0.00
15 Jammu and Kashmir 119.49 51.33
16 Jharkhand 34.54 0.23
17 Karnataka 62.70 0.00
18 Kerala 174.96 106.79
19 Lakshadweep 0.00 0.00
20 Madhya Pradesh 62.70 0.00
21 Maharashtra 62.70 0.00
22 Manipur 49.70 49.70
23 Meghalaya 116.48 49.70
24 Mizoram 255.56 187.40
25 Nagaland 257.39 189.23
26 Odisha 191.76 140.64
27 Puducherry 51.08 0.00
28 Punjab 90.13 28.86
29 Rajasthan 109.20 0.00
30 Sikkim 115.14 47.25
31 Tamil Nadu 155.70 62.70
32 Telangana 157.25 123.17
33 Tripura 49.70 0.00
34 Uttar Pradesh 237.86 146.66
35 Uttarakhand 207.90 139.74
36 West Bengal 62.70 0.00

 

4.  Other States/UTs projects

(in Rs. lakh)

 

Sl. No. State/UT Funds released to States/UTs Utilization
1 MADHYA PRADESH 104.70 0.00
2 NAGALAND 255.60 0.00
3 RAJASTHAN 470.97 108.89
4 UTTARAKHAND 32.40 0.00

 

The Empowered Committee in the Ministry of Women and Child Development   in its meeting held on 22.10.2019 has appraised a project of Ministry of Home Affairs under Nirbhaya Fund for setting up/ strengthening of Women Help Desks in Police Stations in States/UTs at a cost of Rs. 100.00 crore.

States/UTs-wise utilization of funds released for Cyber Crime Prevention against Women & Children (CCPWC) Scheme are given below:

States which have utilized funds in respect of CCPWC Scheme

(in Rs. Lakh)

 

Sl. No. State/UT Funds utilized
1 HARYANA 231.00
2 HIMACHAL PRADESH 147.00
3 KARNATAKA 282.00
4 KERALA 135.00
5 MADHYA PRADESH 156.00
6 MIZORAM 111.00
7 NAGALAND 148.00
8 ODISHA 58.00
9 TELENGANA 394.00
10 UTTAR PRADESH 393.00
11 UTTARAKHAND 147.00

 

Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box)

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has developed an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box) for registering complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace by women, including government and private employees. Once a complaint is submitted to the SHe-Box portal, it directly reaches to the concerned authority having jurisdiction to take action in the matter.

A total number of 203 cases have been disposed of so far which includes cases under Central Government, State Government and Private sector.

The SHe-Box portal has been developed with the objective to facilitate the registration of complaints related to sexual harassment of women at workplace.

The details of number of sexual harassment complaints received from private/ public entities through SHe-Box in States/UTs since 2017 are as under:

 

Sl. No. State Total complaints
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 18
3 Arunachal Pradesh 2
4 Assam 3
5 Bihar 20
6 Chandigarh 2
7 Chhattisgarh 7
8 Dadra & Naga Haveli 0
9 Daman & Diu 0
10 Delhi 50
11 Goa 0
12 Gujarat 21
13 Haryana 29
14 Himachal Pradesh 3
15 Jammu & Kashmir 5
16 Jharkhand 2
17 Karnataka 34
18 Kerala 11
19 Lakshadweep 0
20 Madhya Pradesh 30
21 Maharashtra 82
22 Manipur 0
23 Meghalaya 1
24 Mizoram 0
25 Nagaland 0
26 Odisha 5
27 Puducherry 3
28 Punjab 9
29 Rajasthan 23
30 Sikkim 0
31 Tamil Nadu 48
32 Telangana 20
33 Tripura 1
34 Uttar Pradesh 65
35 Uttarakhand 6
36 West Bengal 13
Total 513

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