Ministry of Women and Child Development: Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 (Download PDF)


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In this article we will discuss various scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development: SwadharGreh scheme, e -dropbox, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana, POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) e-Box, Mahila Police Volunteer Initiative, National Alliance against online Child sexual abuse and exploitation, National Action Plan for Children, 2016, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Sakhi One Stop Centres (OSCs), Anganwadi Services Training Programme and Asmita Yojana

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SwadharGreh Scheme

  • Targeting women victims

  • Women victims of difficult situations are being given help so that they could lead their life with dignity.

  • Provide:

    • shelter

    • food

    • clothing

    • Health, economic and social security for women victims.

  • Focus on establishing one SwadharGreh in each district.

E – Dropbox

  • That will let children complain about

    • abuse

    • molestation

    • Harassment in school, bus, tuition classes or at home.

  • 👌Hosted on the website of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

  • 👌Project was inspired by Delhi Police’s ’Operation Nirbheek’.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana

  • Government of India social campaign to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services meant for girls.

  • Aims to address the issue of:

    • Declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR)

    • Changing societal mindsets

  • Objectives:

    • Preventing sex selective abortion

    • Ensuring survival and protection of a girl child

    • Ensuring education of the girl child

  • Recently, expanded Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) program from 161 districts to all 640 districts of India.

POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) E-Box

  • Online complaint management system for easy and direct reporting of sexual offences against children.

  • e-Box is incorporated in the home page of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) website.

  • Any human being up to the age of 18 years is recognized as a child under the POCSO Act.

Mahila Police Volunteer Initiative

  • Launched initiative in Karnal and Mahendragarh districts, Haryana.

  • 👌Haryana became the first state to adopt this scheme.

  • Mahila Police Volunteer is a joint initiative with Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • One Mahila Police Volunteer (MPV) is envisaged per Gram Panchayat across India

National Alliance Against Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

  • Bring a common definition of child pornography.

  • Set up a multi member secretariat based in MWCD with a portal.

  • Provide a platform for Government/NGOs and other child rights activists for networking and information sharing.

  • Provide a forum for advocacy for child rights and policy inputs based on research and studies.

📝 National Action Plan for Children, 2016

  • 👌Four key priority areas:

    • survival

    • health and nutrition

    • education and development

    • protection and participation

  • Formulation of new programs and strategies, as required.

  • Plan takes into account Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme

  • Cost sharing ratio:

    • Between Centre and States & UTs with Legislature is 60: 40.

    • For North-Eastern States & three Himalayan States is 90: 10.

    • 100 % Central assistance for UTs without legislature.

Features: DBT of amount of Rs. 6000

  • Rs. 1000 - at the time of registration

  • Rs. 2000 - at the time of prenatal checkup after 6 months of pregnancy

  • Rs. 3000 – at the time of vaccination to the baby

Conditions to claim the subsidy

  • Women shouldn’t be working in central or state government or other similar firms.

  • Pregnant women should not be from an urban area.

Sakhi One Stop Centres (OSCs)

  • Implemented since April 1, 2015.

  • Aim: To facilitate access to integrated range of services.

  • Include medical aid, police assistance, legal aid & case management etc.

  • Envisaged that Sakhi OSCs will be set up across the country in a phased manner.

  • Currently, 168 Sakhi OSCs are operational in 32 States/UTs.

  • Around, 70, 000 cases have been reported at these centres.

Anganwadi Services Training Program

  • Comes under Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme.

  • Centrally sponsored scheme.

  • Recently, launched Management Information System (MIS) portal for this Program.

Asmita Yojana

  • Roll out by Maharashtra government on the International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018).

  • To provide affordable (subsidized) sanitary pads to School girls and Women.

  • Under the scheme,

    • School girls studying in Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkin packet at Rs. 5.

    • Rural women can avail it at subsidized rate of Rs. 24 and Rs. 29

Sukanya Samriddhi Account

  • Launched on 21st January 2015 under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Campaign.

  • Launched to meet the expense of the Girl child’s higher education and marriage.

  • Who can invest: Parent or Legal Guardian of eligible Girl child.

  • Scheme Tenure is 21 years from date of opening.

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