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A Total of 1054792.56 lakhs released under ICDS, ICPS and RGNCS during 2015-16



A Total of 1054792.56 lakhs released under ICDS, ICPS and RGNCS during 2015-16

As on 31st December, 2015 a total of Rs.1054792.56 lakhs released under ICDS, ICPS and RGNCS during 2015-16 out of this Rs.1014266.47 lakhs was released under ICDS, Rs.36211.50 lakhs under ICPS and Rs.4314.59 RGNCS.


The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing a number of schemes for development of children of all sections of the society, which also includes the children of the agricultural labourers in rural areas. The schemes being implemented at present includes (i) Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, (ii) Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), and (iii) Rajiv Gandhi National Creche scheme (RGNCS) etc. The details of these schemes and funds allocated /utilized during the last three years are given in the Annual Report of the Ministry, which are available in the Library of Lok Sabha Secretariat and also on the Ministry’s website viz. www.wcd.nic.in.

This information was given by the Minster for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Total of Rs.36211.50 lakhs sanctioned to States/UTs Governments under ICPS during 2015-16

An amount of Rs.36,211.50 lakhs has been sanctioned to State/UTs during 2015-16 till date. The amout sanctioned to State/UTs under ICPS was Rs.44,843.48 lakhs during 2014-15, it was Rs.26,578.09 lakhs during 2013-14.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is providing financial assistance to Non-Government Organisations (NGO) for running various schemes including the schemes for running children homes and orphanages in various States. The Ministry is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, namely, Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) from 2009-10 through State Government/UT Administrations with the objective of creating safe and protective environment for children in difficult circumstances, including poor/orphans/neglected/destitute children across the country. Under ICPS, financial support is provided for setting up and maintenance of various types of Homes and Open Shelters run by States/UTs or voluntary organisations. Review meetings with Women and Child Development Departments of the State Governments/UT Administrations held timely to discuss the issue of effective implementation of the schemes/programmes of the Ministry. The Central Sector Schemes of the Ministry, which have inbuilt monitoring mechanism, are also periodically reviewed for their proper and better implementation.

This information was given by the Minster for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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 Restructuring of ISSNIP

ICDS Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) is World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) assisted project, implemented by Ministry of Women Child Development in 162 high malnutrition burden districts in 8 States viz. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The objectives of the project is to support the Government of India and participating States to (i) strengthen the ICDS policy framework, systems and capacities, and facilitate community engagement, to ensure greater focus on children below three years of age; and (ii) strengthen convergent actions for improved nutrition outcomes.

The salient features of the project includes following:

• Supports Government of India's National Nutrition Response;

• Two phased approach where graduation to second phase triggered on meeting pre-determined results;

• Technical Assistance to Central and State Project Management Units in implementation;

• Supports innovations, pilots and operations research;

• Convergent, multi-sectoral approach to nutrition (pilot);

• Strong focus on community engagement for implementation and accountability;

• Emphasis on behaviour change communication;

• Rigorous Monitoring and Evaluation to support evidence-based decision making; and

• Evidence building, knowledge creation, sharing and exchange.

Some of the key achievements of the first Phase (2012-15) of the Project include organization of community based events and key messages to promote appropriate maternal and infant feeding and caring practices, implementation of Incremental Learning Approach (ILA), roll-out of revised MIS and capacity building.

The project has been restructured and Financing Agreement on the restructured project has been executed between Government of India and IDA on 29.09.2015. While the overall goal of the project and Project Development Objectives of the restructured Project remains the same, the Project now adopts performance based financing approach in place of traditional input based financing with disbursements being linked to well-defined outcome indicators and focus on fewer impact activities. Accordingly, the Project has been restructured with extension of its duration by 2 years i.e. up to 30.12.2017.

This information was given by the Minster for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Increasing trend in reporting of crimes by women victims

total of 244270, 309546 and 3,37,922 cases were reported in the country under crimes against women including domestic violence during 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively, as per the data provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has recently made some schematic interventions to address the issue of violence against women such as One Stop Centre(OSC), Universalisation of Women Helpline scheme and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. The scheme of One Stop Centre is being implemented from 1st April 2015 in State/UTs with the objective of providing medical aid, police assistance, legal aid, psycho-social counselling etc. to the women affected by violence. The scheme for Universalisation of Women Helpline is being implemented through States/UTs from 1st April 2015 providing immediate and emergency relief to women in distress. Beti Bachao Beti Badhao scheme launched on 22nd January, 2015 aims at addressing the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio and empowerment of women on a life cycle continuum.

A total of 244270, 309546 and 3,37,922 cases were reported in the country under crimes against women including domestic violence during 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively, as per the data provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). There is an increasing trend in reporting of cases.

As per the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India, “Police” and “Public Order” are State subjects and, as such the primary responsibility of prevention, detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of crime lies with the States/UT Administrations. However, safety and security of women in the country is of utmost priority for the Government. There has been special laws enacted relating to women such as the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005; Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961; Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986; and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and Prohibition of Child Marriage Act,2006 (PCMA). The Criminal Law (Amendment), Act 2013 has been enacted making the punishment more stringent for offences like rape.

State /UT Governments are responsible for implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005. States/UTs are required to appoint the Protection Officers, registration of Service Providers and notification of shelter homes and medical facilities. All State/UT Governments have appointed/ designated Protection Officers.

Further, the Ministry of Women and Child Development regularly reviews the implementation of the Act in workshops and conferences with State Governments/UT Administrations. It has also been emphasised upon the State Governments/UT Administrations to impart training to Protection Officer and First Class Judicial Magistrates/Metropolitan Magistrates to deal with cases under Domestic Violence Act.

This information was given by the Minster for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Rs.25.63 crore released to State/UTs from Nirbhaya Fund for OSC Scheme & Women Helpline

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. The corpus transferred to the Public Account for the Nirbhaya fund till 2014-15 is Rs. 2000.00 Cr. The following budgetary allocations have been made out of Nirbhaya Fund by Department of Economic Affairs, (Budget division) Ministry of Finance:
i)        Ministry of Home Affairs  :    Rs. 150 Cr. in 2014-15 and Rs. 150 Cr. in 2015-16
ii)      Ministry of Road Transport    Rs. 50 Cr. in 2014-15 and Rs. 653 Cr. in 2015-16
& Highways:

                  MWCD is administering two schemes namely, One Stop Centre Scheme (OSC) and Universalisation of Women Helpline (WHL) under Nirbhaya Fund. The OSC was approved in March 2015 for setting up of One Stop Centre one in each State/UT to support the women affected by violence.  The WHL Scheme was approved in February 2015 for implementation in 2015-16. The details are as under:

Name of the Scheme
Budget Provision
(BE 2015-16)
Funds Released to States/UTs
One Stop Centre Scheme
Rs. 14.00 Cr.
Rs. 10.17 Cr.
Universalisation of Women Helpline
Rs. 28.00 Cr.
Rs. 15.46 Cr.

As per the guidelines of Ministry of Finance dated 25.3.2015, Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal authority for appraisal of the schemes/proposals received under Nirbhaya Fund. The proposals as and when received from various Central Ministries are appraised & recommended by an Empowered Committee of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund on priority. Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs have further simplified the procedure for release of funds from Nirbhaya Fund for the projects to be financed under Nirbhaya Fund.
This information was given by the Minster for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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