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Towards a New Dawn

Government of India


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Chapter 1. Introduction 1-4

Chapter 2. Women Empowerment and Protection 5-18

Chapter 3. Child Development 19-40

Chapter 4. Child Protection and Welfare 41-56

Chapter 5. Gender Budgeting 57-64

Chapter 6 Plan Statistics Research and Other Activities 65-76

Chapter 7. Food and Nutrition Board 77-86

Chapter 8. National Institute of Public Cooperation 87-96
and Child Development

Chapter 9. Central Social Welfare Board 97-102

Chapter 10. National Commission for Women 103-114

Chapter 11. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh 115-122

Chapter 12. National Commission for Protection of 123-134
Child Rights

Chapter 13. Central Adoption Resource Authority 135-142

Annexures 143


1 Introduction Towards a New Dawn .


policies and assuring the rights of children. as institutional and legislative support for enabling per 2011 Census. cutting policies and programmes. 3 Annual Report 2015-16 .6 The subjects allocated to the Ministry of development in an environment free from Women and Child Development are listed at violence and discrimination.7 The Ministry of Women and Child protective environment. the Government has also enacted a number The Ministry has the following Vision of laws which are listed at and Mission: Annexure . Chapter 1 Introduction 1. constitute 67. The functions of the Ministry well-being and ensuring a better future for them on include promoting the survival.5 The concern of the makers of our Constitution convergence to create gender equitable and for equality to women on the one side and for child-centred legislation.Women outlined in the Five Year and Annual Plans for 1. well. Development has been preparing its policies and programmes in accordance with the priorities Mission . It has the nodal children through cross-cutting policies and responsibility to advance the rights and programmes. creating of action. nutrition.4 Ensuring development.7% of the country's population. care and protection of from 30th January.3 Promoting social and economic inclusive growth and development of women and empowerment of women through cross. programmes and schemes awareness about their rights and facilitating for advancement of women and children and has institutional and legislative support for been implementing them with the support of enabling them to realise their human rights State Governments/UTs. interests of the women and the children of the country. The Ministry was constituted them to grow and develop to their full potential.8 The Ministry has evolved policies. spreading awareness about their rights concerns of women and children who together and facilitating access to learning. Government of India. Vision Subjects allocated to the Ministry of Women 1. 1.III.2 Empowered women living with dignity and Child Development and contributing as equal partners in 1. Government Organisations for achieving its mandate. legislations. with the prime intention of addressing gaps in Constitutional and Legal Provisions State action for women and children and for promoting inter-Ministerial and inter-sectoral 1. plans mainstreaming gender concerns.I. Government and Non- and develop to their full potential. the other.1 The Ministry of Women and Child Mission . are enshrined in constitutional provisions development and participation of women and which are listed at Annexure .Children Development. came into existence as a separate Ministry with effect 1. nurtured children with full opportunities for growth and development in a safe and 1. 2006. For furthering the children in a holistic manner. And. promoting their programmes.II. Annexure . children. protection.

besides two major achievements of the Ministry during 2015- (2) Statutory Commissions namely. National 16 are discussed in the succeeding chapters.11 The National Commission for Women Organizational chart of the Ministry is at (NCW) is a national apex statutory body set up in Annexure-IV. Central Social Welfare Board 1. These organizations are funded by the the Ministry with effect from 5th June.10 The Ministry has four (4) Autonomous Protection of Child Rights Act.9 After the formation of 16th Lok Sabha. Organizations viz. by two Additional Secretaries. (NCPCR). 1992 for protecting and safeguarding the rights of women. National Institute of Public Achievements of the Ministry during 2015-16 Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD). RMK and CARA are societies Smt. Introduction 4 . and interventions for the development. 2015. CSWB is a charitable company registered of Women and Child Development. 2005. Ministry 2007 as envisaged in the Commission for 1. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. Shri V.Organisational Structure of the Ministry Commission for Women (NCW) and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights 1. National Commission for Protection of Organisations under the aegis of the Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up on 5th March. Somasundaran is assisted Board (FNB) is an attached office of the Ministry. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK). took charge of the Secretary of 1956. an Economic A d v i s e r a n d a S t a t i s t i c a l A d v i s e r. welfare and Central Adoption Resource Authority protection of women and children and other (CARA) working under its aegis. has taken over registered under the Societies Registration Act. Shri V. NIPCCD. a Financial Adviser. under section 25 of the Indian Companies Act. Somasundaran. four Joint Secretaries. the charge as Cabinet Minister of the Ministry 1860.12 T h e P o l i c y i n i t i a t i v e s a n d P l a n (CSWB). 1. on Government of India and they assist the Ministry in the transfer of Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi from the its functions including implementation of Ministry to the Ministry of Human Resource programmes/schemes. The Food and Nutrition Development.

2 Women Empowerment & Protection Towards a New Dawn .


gender budgeting. e discrimination in favour of women.4 The National Policy for Empowerment of Women.2 To realize the above constitutional goal. monitorable our country is a signatory to the Convention targets were set for a few key indicators of on the Elimination of all Forms of human development. Chapter 2 Women Empowerment & Protection Women Empowerment & Protection Component Plan whereby identified ministries were required to indicate the flow of funds to the 2. The Ninth Constitution of India which not only prohibits Plan approach was to access women living in discrimination on grounds of sex but goes poverty and to guide them to help themselves beyondthatandpermitspositiv through initiative like Self-Help Groups (SHG). This was further taken forward ensuring women's equality in power in the Ninth plan with the introduction of the sharing and active participation in concept of Women's decision making. 2001 (NPEW) was formulated as the 2. the emphasis was The advancement.1 Gender equality is guaranteed under the women's programmes and schemes. II. the women'sparticipationingoverna population of India is 1210. Further. NATIONAL POLICY FOR THE I. As per Census 2011. wage rates and reduction under which we have an obligation to work in the maternal mortality rate. Several constitutional provisions reiterate India's 2. about 48. for the first time. 2001: Seventh Five year Plans. While in the Sixth and in the Empowerment of Women. inclusiveness of all categories of comprising 586. approach of Eighth Plan where 'empowerment' Introduction of more responsive judiciallegal of women was recognized and accepted as a systems that is sensitive to women's needs distinct strategy.5%) vulnerable women. India has taken several measures to programmes and mainstreaming gender through secure gender parity in all walks of social. a marked shift could be seen in the spheres of life. education and employment andempowerment of women in all of women. developmental framework. which include reduction in Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) gender gaps in literacy.47 million (i. social of participation in political and decision and physical infrastructure. the blueprint for the future.3 The Twelfth Plan has identified the key commitment towards the socio-economic elements for gender equity to be addressed in the development of women and uphold their right next five years as economic empowerment. enabling legislations. 7 Annual Report 2015-16 . engendering national policies/ females.developmenta recognizing women's centrality in the n d empowerment. PLANNINGPROCESSAN EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN D WOMEN EMPOWERMENT 2. to an empowerment module and now to recognizing women as Highlights of National Policy for the agents of change. with the express goal of focus of our planning process has evolved from addressing women's felt needs and bringing about a purely welfare oriented approach to theiradvancement. economic and political life. In the Tenth Plan.e.19 million n c e . development primarily on health. making processes. towards ensuring gender equality.

LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTIONS comprehensive framework which is Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace progressive and forward looking in nature. both in National Policy for Empowerment of Women. Act. organised and un-organised sectors. HLC forward. with line Ministries and will be put in the public regional level. Neela Strengthening and formation ofrelevant Gangadharan to take the recommendations of the institutional mechanisms. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi addressing at the Workshop to discuss recommendations of High Level Committee on Status of Women. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development. domain for comments and suggestions.5 The NPEW was envisaged as a III. and empowerment of women and redrafting of the National Policy for Empowerment of Women. (Prevention. 2013 The policies/programmes of the Government are already directed towards achieving 2.6 A High Level Committee (HLC) on the medical institutions and women who may enter a workplace in various capacities such as clients and Status of Women was re-constituted by customers are also vulnerable and need protection Government of India in 2013 to undertake from sexual harassment at the workplace. Implementation of An inter-ministerial matrix of action points for internationalobligations. 2.Mainstreaming a gender perspective 2. a Task Force was set up by MWCD under the Chairpersonship of Smt. With more and women in line with the objective of the more women joining the workforce.9 The Sexual Harassment of Women at appropriate policy interventions based on a Workplace (Prevention. The Act June 2015.8 The constitutional guarantee of gender equality includes protection from sexual harassment inclusive growth with special focus on and the right to work with dignity. Smt. women in educational and 2. regional and sub. empowerment of women has since been commitments and cooperation at the prepared. A Draft Policy document will be shared international. Prohibition and Redressal) contemporary assessment of women's need. The Task Force was entrusted with Partnership with community two tasks: preparation of action points for basedorganizations. Committee. 2015.7 Following the recommendations of the indevelopment process. comprehensive study to understand the status of women since 1989 as well as to evolve 2. Besides. Prohibition & Redressal) Act. Women Empowerment & Protection 8 . ensuring an High Level Committee on the Status of enabling working environment through legislation Women is imperative. in New Delhi on July 20. 2013 seeks to provide a safe and secure The Committee has submitted its report in environment to women at the workplace.

compensation. The law also widens the meaning shall complete the inquiry within a time of the word 'aggrieved woman' by including women period of ninety days. 1961 2.17 The National Commission for Women 2. the Act is punishable with imprisonment. the Dowry Prohibition Act was a statutory body at the National level under the enacted in 1961. A District of protection. as the case mothers. 2006 and provides immediate support workplaces employing less than 10 workers to women victims of domestic violence in the form or when the complaint is against the employer of shelter. 2005 of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and Local Complaints Committee (LCC). 1990.14 Recognizing the need to address the social (NCW) was constituted on 31st January. It also lays down a built- and protect them against sexual harassment at in implementation mechanism in the form of all workplaces both in public and private Dowry Prohibition Officers to ensure effective sector. All 2. and workers are mandated under the Act to psychological. The Act defines ―dowry‖ and National Commission for Women Act. It entitles victim to support services like shelter. On completion of the who face domestic violence in relationships other inquiry. legal assistance 2.13 All Internal Complaints Committees upto two years and with fine which may extend are required to submit annual reports to the to two thousand rupees on first conviction and in employer who in turn will submit it to the the event of a second or subsequent conviction District Officer. economic. Under this Act.10 Section 4 and Section 6 of the Act The Protection of Women from Domestic provide for a redressal mechanism in the form Violence Act (PWDVA). publication. and efficacious enforcement of the law. The giving and taking of dowry with imprisonment rules under this act have been notified as well.11 The Act mandates that the Committee and counselling. penal women. Contravention of relevant provisions of consequences of sexual harassment etc. The Act seeks to cover all women. workplaces employing 10 or more than 10 including physical. and with the fine which shall not be less than irrespective of their age or employment status fifteen thousand rupees. whether organized or unorganized. medical facility and relief in the nature will be looked into by the LCC. for a term which shall not be less than five years. The District Officers not less than ten thousand rupees. All Local Complaints imprisonment for a term not less than six months. sisters and those involved in marriage like may be and they are mandated to take action relationships and provide a woman's right to reside on the report within 60 days. employers are 2. The PWDVA came into force on constitute an ICC. 2. for a term which may extend 2. to penalizes the giving. Complaints from 26th October. in the shared household. social. custody of children. employer or the District Officer. which may will submit the report annually to the State extend upto one lakh rupees. responsibility on every employer to create an 1986 environment which is free from sexual harassment. 2. 1992 as evil of dowry.came into force on 9th December 2013.15 Violence against women takes various forms.12 Section 19 of the Act casts a The Indecent Representation of Women Act. Officer notified under the Act will constitute maintenance orders as well as orders for temporary the LCC at the district level. taking or abetting the safeguard and promote the rights and interests of 9 Annual Report 2015-16 . of either description. Governments. writing the employees about the provision of this and painting or in any other manner and legislation and display notices regarding the references that are derogatory to the dignity of constitution of Internal Committees. National Commission for Women The Dowry Prohibition Act. Committees shall submit their annual report which may extend upto five years and with fine to the District Officer. residence.16 The Act was enacted with the specific required to organize workshops and awareness objective of prohibiting indecent representation programmes at regular intervals for sensitizing of women in advertisement. medical relief. the report will be sent to the than matrimonial relationships like daughters.

which involve jails. remand / shelter homes etc. From 2015-16. The 90:10 between centre and special category states Commission investigates and examines the (8 northern states and 3 hilly states of Himalayan legal safeguards provided for women under the region) and 100% support for UTs. of issues with appropriate authorities. As per implementing the scheme in accordance with the the schematic norms. 400. cash benefit is provided in provisions of the National Food Security Act. thereby empowerment of women. March. Constitution and other laws and recommends to the Government to take measures for their of 2. The Commission also under DBT scheme. the portal has been customised as per the scheme (More details and activities undertaken during contours. The scheme will be 2. The Budget estimate for 2016-17 is 6000/.21 The Budget Estimate for 2015-16 is 53 selected districts on pilot basis using the Rs. inspects of all Ministries/Departments.438 crores. For making payment to the action wherever necessary. Women (NMEW) aims to bring about inter- IGMSY has promoted financial inclusion. inadequacies or shortcomings in such payment. the scheme has cost sharing of appraised and approved for continuation during the 12th Plan period as a sub-component of the Women Empowerment & Protection 10 . moto cognizance on matters relating to DBT in IGMSY was implemented in phased deprivation of women's rights. In the Scheme.00 crore and Revised Estimate is platform of ICDS. the bank/post office accounts of the 2013. the pregnant Rs. 233.50 crore. In collaboration with the PFMS Cell. of the National Food Security Act. IV. It looks into complaints and takes suo – beneficiary and curbing pilferage and duplication. and take up manner. sectoral convergence towards achieving holistic among 6 lakh women annually. Administrations wherein distributing maternity National Mission for Empowerment of Women benefit in cash/cheque is not permissible.99 and lactating women who are 19 years and crore have been released to the States/UTs upto above. It has a wide mandate covering almost 60:40 between centre and general category states. are paid two instalments upon fulfilling Rs. 2016. all aspects of women's development. ensuring accurate targeting of the laws. Funds amounting to Rs. for first two live births. Cash Transfer Scheme for pregnant and lactating women introduced in October 2010 in 2. etc. The financial and physical progress under beneficiaries by the State Governments/UT the scheme is at Annexure-V & VI. The 2.19 In 2013.00 crore as Central Government share for specific health and nutrition conditions. SCHEMES FOR WOMEN 2. two the year are given in a separate chapter 10 on rounds of trainings on usage of PFMS portal for 'National Commission for Women') States/UTs have been conducted. 2013 is under consideration in the Ministry. where women component of cash transfers to individual are kept under custody and seeks remedial beneficiaries.18 Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana expanded to cover all the districts of the country (IGMSY) is a Centrally Sponsored Conditional after obtaining approval of Competent Authority. minimising tiers and recommends amendments to meet any involved in fund flow thereby reducing delay in lacunae. 232. 438. The Ministry of Finance (Dept. NMEW Scheme was promoting economic empowerment process.20 The proposal for continuation and Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana expansion of IGMSY from 53 pilot districts to all (IGMSY) – Conditional Maternity Benefit the districts of the country as per the provisions (CMB) Scheme. The purpose of Direct Benefits reviews the existing provisions of the Transfer is to ensure that benefits go to individuals' Constitution and other laws affecting women bank accounts electronically. The Expenditure) made use of Public Management commission is also empowered to participates System (PFMS) mandatory for schemes/programs and advises in the planning process for socio- economic development of women.22 National Mission for Empowerment of scheme has an annual budget of Rs. IGMSY was selected for inclusion effective implementation. beneficiaries' accounts under IGMSY with PFMS.women.

West Bengal. Uttarakhand. VCFS aims to create awareness also facilitates convergence of schemes/ through Village Coordinators on issues related to programmes of different Ministries/ women and facilitate convergence & Departments with focus on women. VCFS is currently mechanism to take forward the objective of being implemented in 100 Beti Bachao and Beti NMEW rests with the State Mission Authority Padhao (BBBP) districts to address issues (SMA) and State Resource Centre for Women pertaining to education. without any social and economic support. 24 SRCWs are currently functional i n d i f f i c u l t circumstances who are with designated staff. Manipur. Women Helpline etc.24 In order to facilitate convergence of To provide emotional support andcounselling schemes/programs at the ground level. facilitate greater access for women to Target Group/Beneficiaries government schemes/ programs. Andhra Pradesh. Poorna to rehabilitate them socially and Shakti Kendra (PSK) project was conceived in a pilot mode in selected districts. SRCW has been notified in 32 States/UTs namely Swadhar. Daman & Diu. Kerala.25 With the learnings from the pilot PSK Development of Women. following objectives: Lakshadweep. Punjab.23 At the State level the institutional with the Gram Panchayats. women's empowerment.A Scheme for Women in Difficult Andaman & Nicobar Islands.. Haryana. health. 2011. Meghalaya. also responsible for providing support/ Women survivors of natural disaster whohave facilitation on various issues that affect been rendered homeless. Gujarat. Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels 11 Annual Report 2015-16 . Ministry during the year 2001-02 for the benefit Himachal Pradesh. and village level.Umbrella Scheme for Protection and 2. Maharashtra. Bihar. Odisha. coordination on ground in close coordination 2. programmes and schemes was launched in To arrange for specific clinical. project to demonstrate convergence of awareness etc. Mizoram. Puducherry. Karnataka. Chhattisgarh. Government/UT Administration. create awareness on gender issues and facilitate/ hand Widows deserted by their families and holding of women in need/affected by violence. food. To provide primary need of shelter. 16 PSK projects are currently operational. relatives. 2. The first pilot economically through education. Nagaland. a new component namely Village involved in the implementation and Convergence and Facilitation Service (VCFS) monitoring of new initiatives of MWCD like has been envisaged for implementation in Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP Scheme). NMEW is currently project. Goa. Jharkhand. The support for women/girls in need. 2. Madhya Pradesh. Rajasthan. Uttar marginalized w o m e n / g i r l s l i v i n g Pradesh. The convergence centres are meant to tosuch women in distress.clothing and care to the Tripura. (SRCW) established under the respective State legal rights and safety and security of women. Circumstances Arunachal Pradesh. block and Gram Panchayat (GP) To provide for help line or other facilities level. and project entails setting up of convergence centres at the district. Each kendra at GP level has two Mahila Gram Samanvyaks (Village Coordinators) who act as Women prisoners released from jail motivators for the women in the area and are andwithout family support. Jammu & of women in difficult circumstances with the Kashmir. Rajasthan on Sep 16.26 Swadhar Scheme was launched by the Chandigarh. legal andother District Pali. Sikkim. convergence with Gram Panchayats (GPs) at the One Stop Centres. nutritional needs.

28 The Short Stay Home (SSH) scheme Programme (STEP) which is similar in nature as Swadhar scheme 2. 4. 57 crores (including Rs. medical care. are provided to the beneficiaries. the Scheme Swadhar and competencies and skill that enable women 12 . Including grant release to CSWB for running Short Stay Homes. in crore) purpose has also been released by them. 2015-16 54. of Uttar Pradesh has provided a land to build shelter home at Vrindavan and construction of 5 2014-15 115. Further funds will 2. support. Hon'ble Supreme Implementing Agencies Court in the Order dated 20.00 52. Others) appointed the Principal Secretary. clothing. 2012-13 100. Considering the 3.27 The Scheme is being implemented (Civil) No. 4 Swadhar Homes and 1 Women with HIV/AIDS deserted bytheir Short Stay Home are functioning with support of family and without social/ economic the Ministry.2015 in Writ Petition 2. At present 311 to look into various reports and take necessary Swadhar Homes are functioning across the measures to formulate a plan of action to ameliorate country. Now. Year Budget Expenditure already been earmarked.21 34.00 24. Presently. financial the problems and difficulties of the widows in allocations and actual expenditure for the last Vrindavan. The cost of 1-2016) land has already been released by the Ministry. are to be channelized to implementing agencies through State Governments. 2010-11 34. Funds for the scheme are for Women' since 1986-87 as a 'Central Sector being made available by the Ministry from the Scheme'.29 The Ministry has been administering 'Support is being implemented through Central Social to Training and Employment Programme (STEP) Welfare Board. One installment for the No.6 estimated cost of Rs.21 Simultaneously structural Audit through IIT is also being undertaken by HUDCO. 1. Under Swadhar Scheme.99 (as on 25. The decision is being reviewed by the five years and current year are as under: State Govt. Estimates (Rs. Women's Development Corporations. counseling etc.00 38. 1. food. 2013-14 75. crores as the cost of land) has begun. of Uttar Pradesh. 2011-12 30.00 28.74 The Govt. at Vrindavan. Union of India and Welfare Department of State Government.659 of 2007 (Environment & Consumer through Social Welfare/Women and Child Protection Foundation Vs.59 be released by HUDCO after identification of the building by the State Government.Women victims of Women Empowerment & Protection terrorist/extremistviolence who are Short Stay Homes have been merged and revised as without any family support and ―Swadhar Greh‖ Scheme. in specialized environment in mental hospitals) who are without any Assistance to Vrindavan Home for Widows: support of family or relatives. The STEP Scheme aims to provide skills funds allocated for the Swadhar scheme since that give employability to women and to provide 2012-2013.60 a new home for the widows through NBCC with an 6.23 dilapidated condition of the earmarked building. Under these shelter homes free shelter. Support To Training And Employment 2. Details of the Grants Mentally challenged women(except forthe released to the NGOs in the States are at psychotic categories who require care Annexure-VII. as there is no separate budget provisions for SSH.2. Funds for repair of existing Homes by HUDCO under their CSR has S. Urban Department of Women and Child Development. Local Bodies.00 53. reputed Public/Private Trust or Government of Uttar Pradesh as the Nodal Officer Voluntary Organizations. The revised financial without any economic means for norms will be effective from 1-1-2016 and funds survival.

Hospitality. out of which.2016.32 Since its inception in 1972-73.22 lakhs and illiteracy. will be available in any sector for imparting 2. 921 hostels skills related to employability and have been sanctioned under the scheme all over the become self-employed/ entrepreneurs. including but not limited to country benefitting about 69. 15.01. 28. The released upto 31st December.000 beneficiaries 30. Working Women Hostel (WWH) India's Commitment towards Prevention of Trafficking 2. The details of funds released Ministry of Women and Child Development is (State-wise) during last 3 years and current year primarily concerned with trafficking for 2015-16 (15. Hostel is an important aspect of the scheme. Horticulture.30 During 2014-15 against a target of 30. The Implementing Agencies will be provided Scheme is intended to benefit women who are financial assistance for installing Solar Water in the age group of 16 years and above across Heating System/ Geyser and providing Washing the country. Details are at details of the Revised STEP Scheme guidelines- Annexure-X. 2. Tailoring. 35. total number of women and children. Computer & IT enable allocation of Rs.01. lack of livelihood options. in any other place.34 Trafficking of human Provision of day Indian Penal Code also has provisions care centre for children of the inmates of the forpreventing crimes related to trafficking. widowed. (d) Convention on the Rights of the Child. State wise details are given at Annexure-IX. natural / Rs. and six months of crossing the income limit. separated.consolidated (gross) per (b) SAARC Convention on Preventing and month. especially of covered. 2014 is available at Ministry's website www. During 2015-16. An amount of Rs.051 working women. she will be (c) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of required to vacate the hostel within a period of Discrimination against Women. India has ratified the: The Scheme has been revised in June. Stitching. 1956‖ but whose husband or immediate family does laysdown provisions for stringent punishment not reside in the same area and for those women to the perpetrators of the crime.31 Under the Scheme of Working Women Hostel financial assistance is provided for Article 23 of the Constitution of India construction/ running of Hostel in rented prohibitstrafficking in human beings and premises for those working women who may be beggar. 5. Handlooms.00 Crore was made for the services along with soft skills and skills for the construction of working women's hostel across the work place such as spoken English.56 crore have been Jewellery. Travel & Tourism.33 In the financial year 2015-16. When the income of Combating Trafficking of Women and Children any working women already residing in a hostel in Prostitution.2016) make a person vulnerable to trafficking. 2015. The assistance under STEP Scheme Machines for the use of inmates of the Hostel. divorced. Handicrafts. married ―Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.953 beneficiaries were 2. the Agriculture. exceeds the prescribed limits. is an organized crime 11608 beneficiaries have been covered upto violating all basic human rights. single. commercial sexual exploitation.1032. As per revised guidelines. Embroidery. 50. The respectively.95 lakhs has been released during man-made disasters are some of the factors that 2014-15 and 2015-16 (up to 15. Working Women are (a) UN Convention against Transnational entitled to hostel facilities provided their gross Organized Crime with its Protocol to Prevent. who are under training for job.000/. Prevention of Trafficking of Women and Children for Commercial Sexual Exploitation 2. 13 Annual Report 2015-16 . Poverty.01. Rs.2016) is at Annexure-VIII. 2015. income does not exceed Rs. 740. Gems & country. or Rs. Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons consolidated (gross) per month in metropolitan especially Women and Children cities. a budgetary Zari etc.wcd. Food Processing.000/.nic.

However. capacity 2.e.00 crores 2. of origin. persons for the sake of prostitution. living on the earnings of approved continuation of the scheme with revised prostitution. 1956 Rehabilitative Homes have been sanctioned under the scheme. police assistance.35 The magnitude of trafficking is difficult Some of the activities envisaged under the to estimate due to the clandestine nature of the Scheme are: crime. number of women and children in sex work in India is estimated to be 3 million. medical care. The released under Ujjawala Scheme during 2015-16 Act also provides for setting up of Protective (01. 1st April 2015. conducted by the Ministry from time to time. duping. programmes and schemes for fortheir safe repatriation to their country prevention of trafficking and for rescue. generation activities.2016.40 The statement showing details of funds person where prostitution is carried on etc. pronged approach to prevent and combat Re-integration of victims into society. inducing or taking norms in the 12th Plan period w.2015) is at Annexure-XI.04.04. holding workshops.36 The Ministry has adopted a multi.15 to 31. and economic vulnerabilities.37 The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. During 2015-16. The project cost for the Women Empowerment & Protection 14 . The including medical aid. Rehabilitation of victims by providingthem kidnapping and through manipulation of social safe shelter. rehabilitation. 286 Projects including 162 Protective & The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.39 Under the Ujjawala scheme.20.13.38 “Ujjawala”. The scheme is being implemented since commercial sexual exploitation. the above activities. and provided to eligible organisations for undertaking empowerment of vulnerable groups. legal aid. luring. 2007 and is being violence on 4th March. WCD has keeping a brothel. reintegration and repatriation of victims of trafficking. fake marriages. based on studies creation and preparation of IEC material. Most often.2. Safe withdrawal of victims from the placeof the victims are trafficked through means like exploitation. abduction.12. training.41 The Ministry of Women and Child 2. a comprehensive scheme Development has approved the scheme for setting to combat trafficking was launched by the up One Stop Centre to support women-affected by Ministry on 4th December. It lays down stringent punishment Finance Committee (SFC) on Ujjawala scheme for the perpetrators of the crime. Rehabilitation. Standing exploitation. etc. awareness generation.99 crores was released till 31. An outlay of Rs. The stigma attached to prostitution Formation of community vigilance makes it even more difficult to collect the groups.f.2015 in prevention of trafficking for commercial sexual the current financial year 2015-16.12. awareness authentic numbers. has been provided for the scheme and out of this. 1956 [ITPA] is the premier legislation for Rs. procuring.adolescents groups. 2015. basic amenities. assistance is building. Scheme for Setting up One Stop Centre Scheme for Combating Trafficking 2. Re-Integration and temporary support services to women affected by Repatriation of trafficked victims for violence. trafficking which includes legislative Provide support to cross-border victims measures. detaining a 2. aid/case management. psychosocial counseling and Rescue. for under the Chairmanship of Secretary. The scheme aims to facilitate access to an integrated range of services implemented mainly through NGOs. legal Scheme has five components — Prevention. 01. such as. vocational training and income 2. Homes by the State Governments.

New Initiatives Gender sensitization of police force including 33% reservation to women in police force: 2. sanctioned to 31 States/UTs for setting up Women Gujarat. Helpline namely Odisha.e. Maharashtra. Puducherry. Haryana. Meghalaya. Assam. Rajasthan and Daman & Diu. Mizoram. Raipur.e. Jammu h . Chhattisgarh. Assam. Bhubaneshwar. Chandigarh. Karnataka. 2015-16 and 2016-17 is Rs. Karnataka. Arunachal implemented by States/UTs. Chandigarh.49 crore. Till date 6 One Stop Centre have been i. The project cost for remaining sanctioned to 31 States/UTs for establishment period of the 12th Five Year Plan i. Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh. 18. Nagaland. Tr i p u r a . Bihar and & Kashmir.remaining period of the 12th Five Year Plan Manipur. Madhya Pradesh. 2. Sikkim. West Bengal.89 crore has been Daman & Diu. Punjab. Jaipur (Rajasthan) and Chandigarh. Sikkim. Raipur. Arunachal Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh.71 crore has been 1st April. Chhattisgarh on 16th July. Odisha.14. 2015 and is being implemented from 2. Chhattisgarh ] for Universalisation of Women Helpline on 19th February. Bihar. Vijayawada City (Andhra Pradesh). Andhra Pradesh. Uttarakhand. 2015] 15 Annual Report 2015-16 .45 In continuation of its commitment towards creating a violence free society. Karnal (Haryana).69. Haryana. Madhya Pradesh. Kerala. Maharashtra. Delhi. Kerala. 10. Odisha] Universalisation of Women Helpline Scheme 2.43 The Ministry has approved the Scheme [ One Stop Centre . Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu. Nagaland. the Government of India is building gender responsive police force through training programs. Uttar Pradesh. Meghalaya.44 An amount of Rs. Andaman & Nicobar. 2015. performance [The premier One Stop Centre inaugurated appraisal and by providing 33% reservation to by Smt Maneka Gandhi. Manipur. MWCD at women in police force. Chhattisgarh. Rajasthan. Jharkhand. Tripura.2015-16 and of One Stop Centre namely Andaman & 2016-17 is Rs. [Sakhi (One Stop Centre). Uttarakhand. Bhubaneswar (Odisha).42 An amount of Rs.58 crore made operational in Raipur (Chhattisgarh). including construction cost. Te l a n g a n a . The Scheme will be Nicobar Islands. Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Jharkhand. Minister. Goa. Jammu & Kashmir. U t t a r P r a d e s Gujarat. Telangana.

Rani Lakshmi Bai action taken by 31st August. 2015. and Rani Rudramma Devi.47 As a first step towards the roll out of the Women's Day on 8th March. Service Centres (VCFCs) in all districts covered under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao program which 2. six National Awards Gender Champion initiative. The Ministry has developed a society that treats women Guideline for operationalization of Mahila Police equally. girls are treated with dignity and respect. have Gender Champions as Institute of Public Co-operation and Child responsible leaders who will facilitate an e n a Development (NIPCCD) organizes trainings and blingenvironmentwithintheir workshops on issues related to trafficking for schools/colleges/academic institutions where NGOs and other stakeholders. Universities are requested to treat the namely. These forums will give women an initiated the following awards: opportunity to discuss the gender dimension of their issues focusing on their education. The Stree Shakti Puruskar are named after requesting all Universities and their affiliated eminent personalities in Indian History. V. 2. During the year 2015- Village Convergence and Facilitation 16. one lakh each. Kannagi.000/- levels and legal rights and facilitate women's District of the and a scroll/ access to government programmes. 3 lakh on Government programmes. schemes. the Ministry of Volunteer which has been sent to Ministry of Women and Child Home Affairs for adoption. University Grants (Stree Shakti Puruskar) are conferred by the Commission (UGC) has issued the Guidelines Government of India to individuals who have made of Gender Champions developed by MWCD exceptional contribution towards empowerment of through a circular dated 3rd August. 20. 2015. Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang. Mata matter as urgent and report to UGC regarding Jija Bai.51 Every year.50 The Ministry of Women and Child Ministry of Gender Champions ] Resource Development Development in collaboration with National (MHRD).49 The Ministry of Women and Child Union and a scroll/ Development in collaboration with the Territory citation Ministry of Home Affairs has envisaged Women Empowerment & Protection 16 . Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar. Development (MWCD) in collaboration with the [Badge to be worn by Training and Capacity Building Human 2. and services impacting women and be the which carries a cash prize of Rs. skill Samman each Rs. famous for their courage and integrity. on the occasion of International 2. health. occupational status.000/- 2. Ministry also village. laws each and a certificate and 8 Nari Shakti Puruskar. the Government further recognize the singular Service Centres: contribution of women in specific areas by way of Nari Shakti Puruskar and eight women were 2. Zila Mahila One woman in A cash prize of nutritional needs. In addition to this.48 Village Convergence and Facilitation conferred with this award. which carries a cash prize of Rs. RECOGNITION OF WOMEN They will strengthen the potential of young Stree Shakti Puruskar/Nari Shakti Puruskar girls and boys to advocate for gender equality and monitor progress towards gender justice. They are Further.46 In order to move between police and community and facilitate towards a gender just women in distress.Gender Champions: engagements of Mahila Police Volunteers (MPVs) in States/UTs who will act as a link 2. Six Stree Shakti will serve as a single window for information Puruskar. 40. forum for addressing women's issues in the was awarded. 2015 women.52 On 8th March. Country citation Mahila Police Volunteers (MPVs): Rajya Mahila One woman in A cash prize of Samman each State/ Rs. who are colleges to implement the said guidelines.

17 Annual Report 2015-16 . 2016 on the occasion of national level awards (11 institutional + 9 International Women's Day (IWD) in a function Individual) for conferring on eminent women. shall be applicable to institutions and The State Level awards were presented at a individuals from any part of the country who function held in State Head quarter. Youth and Secretary. Union Minister of Women and Child Development with the recipients of Nari Shakti Puraskar.56 The Ministry participated in the 5th Meeting Meeting of SAARC Technical Committee on of Task Force of India and Bangladesh on Women. Youth and Children (TC-WYC) Bilateral Cooperation on Human Trafficking held on 17-18 August 2015 in Dhaka (Bangladesh). have rendered distinguished services to the cause of women.55 Ministry of Women and Child Development participated in the 1st Meeting 'Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)' of SAARC Gender Policy Advocacy Group Women Economic Empowerment event (SAARC-GPAG) and 7th Meeting of SAARC 2. These awards are award were held at each district headquarter on called “Nari Shakti Puruskars”. 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.53 The award ceremonies for district level organizations and institutions. Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Ministry announced 20 on 8th March. New Delhi. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.57 An Indian delegation led by Additional Technical Committee on Women. I N T E R N A T I O N A L 5th Meeting of Task Force of India and COOPERATION Bangladesh on Bilateral Cooperation on Human Trafficking 1st Meeting of SAARC Gender Policy Advocacy Group (SAARC-GPAG) and 7th 2. Two lakhs each and a efforts made by women & institutions in certificate whereas Individual awards carries a rendering distinguished services for the cause cash prize of Rs. New Delhi at a function on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8-3-2016 VI. Seychelles held on 24-25 August 2015.The institutional Award carries 2. One lakh each and a certificate. held at Rashtrapati Bhawan.2. of women. especially vulnerable and Nari Shakti Puruskar. to recognize the a cash prize of Rs. 2. 2015 have been conferred marginalized women. Hon'ble President of India and Smt.54 In the year 2015-16. 2015). The award International women's day (8th March. Ministry of Women and Child Children (TC-WYC) held on 26-27 July 2015 Development participated in the 'Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)' Women Economic and 28-29 July 2015 respectively in Empowerment event co-hosted by Australia and Islamabad (Pakistan).

Development participated in the Ministerial 1st Gender Focal Point Conference segment of 60th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held in New York 2.59 Ministry of Women and Child (USA) on 14-16 March 2016.60 M i n i s t r y o f Wo m e n a n d C h i l d on 16-17 October 2015.61 The Ministry participated in the 6th South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) Governing Board Meeting held in Colombo (Sri Lanka) on 16-17 March 2016.Women-20 Summit 60th Session of Commission on the Status of 2.58 The Ministry participated in the Women (CSW60) 'Women-20 Summit' held in Istanbul (Turkey) 2. Development participated in the 1st Gender Focal Point Conference held on 26-27 6th SAIEVAC Governing Board Meeting November 2015. 2. Women Empowerment & Protection 18 .

3 Child Development Towards a New Dawn .


pregnant women and future human resource of the country. development and protection of children.1 Children in the age group 0–6 years capacity and mortality on the other. 21 Annual Report 2015-16 . therefore. psychological. It is the foremost symbol of departmentstopromotechil country's commitment to its children and d development. Ministry lactating mothers. to reduce the incidence of mortality. 3. The perception of providing a package of services is based primarily on the consideration that the overall impact will be much larger if the different services develop in an integrated manner as the efficacy of a particular service depends upon the support it receives from the related services. to achieve effective co-ordination of policy represents one of the world's largest and unique and implementation amongst the various programmes for early childhood care and development. to lay the foundation for proper succeeding paragraphs. to enhance the capability of the mother to of providing pre-school non-formal education look after the normal health and on one hand and breaking the vicious cycle of nutritional needs of the child through malnutrition.2 The Integrated Child Development Services morbidity. Chapter 3 Child Development 3. as a response to the challenge v. malnutrition and school (ICDS) Scheme is one of the flagship dropout. (ICDS) Scheme iii. The constitute around 158 million of the population beneficiaries under the Scheme are children in of India (2011 census). The i. morbidity. and nursing mothers. This convergence is in-built in the Scheme which provides a platform in the form of Anganwadi Centres for providing all services under the Scheme. programmes of the Government of India and iv. viz. physical and social Integrated Child Development Services development of the child. i) supplementary nutrition ii) pre-school non-formal education iii) nutrition & health education iv) immunization v) health check-up and vi) referral services The last three services are related to health and are provided by Ministry/Department of Health and Family Welfare through NRHM & Health system.1 – Package of services under ICDS The ICDS Scheme offers a package of six services. of Women and Child Development is Objectives of the Scheme are: implementing various schemes for welfare. reduced learning proper nutrition and health education. These children are the the age group of 0-6 years. to improve the nutritional and health status details of the schemes and programmes of children in the age-group 0-6 years. Box: 3. convergence is. undertaken for children are discussed in the ii. one of the key features of the ICDS Scheme. For better governance in the delivery of the Scheme.

4 Population norms for setting up of revised population norms of the ICDS Scheme are as under: AWCs and Mini-AWCs have been revised to The Union Minister for Women and Child Development. supplementary nutrition was the responsibility Government of India modified the sharing of the States and administrative cost was pattern of the ICDS Scheme between the provided by the Government of India as 100% Centre and States in 2009-10. Child Development 22 . The 3. particularly keeping in AWCs/Mini-AWCs view those inhabited by SC/ST/Minorities. at Nawagaon. Smt.Funding Pattern 50% of expenditure incurred by them on 3.3 Prior to 2005-06. 2015. providing of supplementary nutrition. whichever is less. The funding central assistance. The cost sharing ratio between nutrition in view of resource constraints. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi visiting the Model Anganwadi. Since many States were not pattern has been further revised from the year providing adequate funds for supplementary 2015-16. it was Centre and States for ICDS Scheme in 2009- decided in 2005-06 to support the States/UTs 10 and 2015-16 has been illustrated as below: up to 50% of the financial norms or to support Population Norms for Setting up of cover all habitations. Raipur District in Chhattisgarh on July 16.

for severely Women and underweight children in the age group of 6 Lactating months to 6 years. State Beneficiaries Calories Protein (g) Governments/UTs have been directed to (cal) provide 300 days of supplementary food to the Children 500 12-15 beneficiaries in a year which would entail (6 months to 72 giving more than one meal to the children from months) 3-6 years who come to AWCs.5 Provision of supplementary nutrition under been endorsed by the Supreme Court in order the ICDS Scheme is primarily made to bridge dated 22.f 24 February 2009) been recommended. Under the revised Nutritional ICDS and Feeding norms which have been made effective from February 2009. Pregnant 600 18-20 to-eat food are provided.e.04. Besides. additional food Mothers 23 Annual Report 2015-16 . These norms have also 3. This includes Severely 800 20-25 morning snacks in the form of milk/banana/ Malnourished egg/seasonal fruits/micro-nutrient fortified food Children followed by a Hot Cooked Meal (HCM). The extent of nutritional the gap between the Recommended Dietary supplements to different types of beneficiaries Allowance (RDA) and the Average Daily is indicated below: Intake (ADI) of children and pregnant and Table 3.2009.Revised Nutrition and Feeding Norms under items in the form of micro nutrient fortified Supplementary Nutrition Component of food and/or energy dense food as THR have ICDS (revised w. For (6 months-72 children below 3 years of age and pregnant and lactating mothers. age appropriate Take Home months) Rations (THRs) in the form of pre-mix/ready.1: Revised Nutritional Norms in lactating women.

Table 3. Below Poverty Line This also includes a provision of (BPL) is not a criterion for registration of 20. Scheme at the AWC.7 Financial Norms of Supplementary Launched in 1975 in 33 Blocks Nutrition have been revised w.f. The Scheme is All 14 lakh AWCs have beensanctioned universal but self-selecting for all categories to the States/UTs.076 Projects and 14 eligible to avail the services under the ICDS lakhAWCs have been approved.8 There has been significant progress in the districts in 2013-14 and remaining districts in implementation of ICDS Scheme both during 2014-15 on the existing cost sharing ratio of X and XI Plans in terms of increase in 50:50 between the Centre and the State other number of operational projects and than NE States where it will continue to be on Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) and coverage of 90:10 basis. of 9th Plan. beneficiaries as indicated below: Child Development 24 .2012 (Projects) with 4891 AWCs.Registration of Beneficiaries with nearly 6 lakh AWCs by the end 3.e. 22.652 Projects Restructured ICDS.6 All children below 6 years of age. Revised Financial Norms Expansion of ICDS 3.2: Revised Financial Norms for Supplementary Nutrition under ICDS The revised rates followed the phasing of the Coverage under ICDS . beneficiaries under ICDS. to be rolled out in phased manner under the Gradually expanded to 5. pregnant women and lactating mothers are Currently 7.Trends since programme in selected 200 high burden March 2002 districts in 2012-13 and subsequently in 200 3.000 AWCs 'on demand'. of beneficiaries.10.

00 crore. & Training and Rs.10 .45 lakh Rs. covering 1015.711. and AWCs and number of beneficiaries under Thus.16.e. State-wise details of ICDS for 2014-15 at Revised Estimate (RE) number of sanctioned/operational projects stage has been pegged at Rs. an amount of across 36 States/UTs.82 crore was released to States/UTs beneficiaries under supplementary nutrition against Original Budget allocation (BE) of and 358.9 As on 30th September 2015. This includes an th education components as on 30 September.66 crore Plan Period has been released to various States/UTs during 3.2015 as detailed at Allocation. 25 Annual Report 2015-16 .80 lakh children (3-6 years) under Rs.2015 under both supplementary nutrition and pre-school ICDS against RE is 100. for 2014-15. the allocation for pre-school component.12 %.03. An amount of Rs. amount of Rs.400 crore for Annexure-XIII. Plan 2015-16 as on 31.869.91 crore for Financial progress during the XI and XII Supplementary Nutrition component under ICDS Scheme. the utilization as on 31.91 crore for ICDS General 2015 are placed at Annexure-XII. For the 3rd year of projects and 13.60 crores.581.44. the Eleventh Plan has increased to Rs.18. However.12.890 AWCs are operational the Twelfth Plan i. which stood at Rs. With wider spread of the Scheme.10142.16. 7072 crores for the Twelfth Plan.

in underweight. Care and Nutrition Counselling service 3. vi) Strengthening training and capacity as well as technical human resource.2014). additional 200 districts in second year (2013- 14) (i.12 Restructured and Strengthened ICDS formothersofunder-3sand has been rolled out in 200 high burden management of severe and moderate districts in the first year (2012-13). improvement and repair. nutrition and programmatic. focus on under-3s.4. Child Development 26 .2013) including districts iv) Improving Supplementary Nutrition from special category States and NER.e. challenges.e.13 Key features of Strengthened and n d management of severe and moderate Restructured ICDS. 1. management and institutional early learning – minimum of six hours gaps and to meet administrative and operational of working. derweight–identificationa 3. Table: 3.4. Scheme with an allocation of Rs.f. 1. Sneha Shivirs.e. inter-alia. Government has approved the ii) Construction of AWC Building and Strengthening and Restructuring of ICDS revision of rent including up-gradation. etc. Administrative approval in this regard has been issued to the iii) Strengthening Package of Services – States/UTs on 22 October 2012.23. strengthening ECCE. w. etc.e.11 I n o r d e r t o a d d r e s s v a r i o u s village outpost for health. Programmatic Reforms d Restructuring of ICDS in the 12th Five i) Re-positioning the AWC as a “Vibrant Year Plan ECD Centre” to become the first 3. include underweight through community based addressing the gaps and challenges with: interventions. etc. during 12th Five Year Plan.f.4 Budget Allocation and Expenditure under ICDS Scheme during the Eleventh Plan and that for the first 4 years of the XII Plan ApprovalofStrengtheningan A. w. 1.580 crore maintenance. and in Programme with revision of cost norms remaining districts in third year (2014-15) v) Management of severe and moderate u n (i.

monitoring i) ICDS in Mission Mode with missions and supervision of ICDS Mission. partnerships with norm of up to 10% vi) Nutrition Counsellor cum Additional projects to be implemented in Worker in 200 high burden districts collaboration with such agencies. (ii) level on Nutrition. at National. etc. Incentives proposed for link workers v) Using Information. processes. i) and outcomes Prevent and reduce young child under- v) Mission to report to the PM's Council nutrition (% underweight children 0-3 at national and to the CMs at the State years) by 10 percentage point. State. Institutional Reforms planning. Management Reforms including early learning. Programme Committee (EPC) at national and state levels for effective C. Communication including ASHA workers under Technology (ICT) – web enabled MIS NRHM will be linked to outcomes. State and District levels ix) Creation of a separate ICDS Mission ii) Introducing APIPs and MoUs with Budget head to allow flexibility and States/UTs integrationwithinthechil d development and nutrition sectors iii) Technical and management support and for convergent action with wider for ICDS at various levels hitherto not determinants of maternal and child available under-nutrition.B. Child Development Enhance early development and 27 Annual Report 2015-16 . Anganwadi-cum-creche. Besides. it will be liable to pay interest on iii) Strengthening Governance – including the amount on the pattern of releases PRIs. etc. and link workers in others district will iv) Strengthening of ICDS Management be on demand by State Government Information System (MIS). days. implementation. introducing in those districts where the Cell is not new items. State i) Decentralized planning. and use of mobile telephoney and others. (for promoting voluntary action. vii) District Mission Unit would be set up as per the phasing plan of the ICDS vi) Deploying adequate human and Mission. provision Group (NMSG) and Empowered for children in special needs etc). in the event the State ii) Ensuring convergence at all the levels fails to transfer the funds within 15 including the grassroots level. However. management Child Development Society will be set up at the State level with powers to set and flexible architecture introduction up its District Units and fund transfer ofAnnualProgrammeof of the ICDS Mission will be channeled Implementation Plan (APIP) and through the Consolidated Fund of the flexibility to States for innovations. viii) Constitution of a Mission Steering addl worker and link worker. training. local innovations.– pool of untied/flexi fund there. civil society & institutional for the Finance Commission funds. outputs attain three main outcomes namely. District ICDS Cells Financial Resources with revision of to continue to operate as per existing some of the existing norms in norms and District Cells to be set up components. approved through APIPs by EPC. iv) Delivery of quality services with x) The ICDS Mission targets would be to measured inputs.

(iii) Corpus Uteri. the Ministry of Women & Partial permanent disability Rs.per annum per member out of which Rs.f.750.38.100/. Female Critical Illness (FCI) Benefits maize and 18.958 MTs of wheat.836 MTs of Ragi to 30 States/UTs 3. 04. The Ministry is Naturaldeath Rs.per month on the last honorarium drawn girls and women by one fifth. and (iii) Improve care and honorarium drawn by them and that of AWHs nutrition of girls and women and reduce and AWWs of Mini-Anganwadi Centres by Rs. Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi revised norms for pre-school education Helpers (AWHs) as honorary workers who are (PSE) kits @ Rs. The overall budgetary allocations and Government of India has introduced the piloting of Crèche services in 5% of the Anganwadi Karyakatri Bima Yojana with AWCs. the diagnosis of invasive cancers (malignant Welfare Measures for the Anganwadi tumour) manifest in the organs (i) Breast.15 Honorarium of AWWs has been A malignant tumour characterized by Child Development 28 . 750/. for preparation Yojana are as under:- of supplementary food in ICDS.1. on the last as baseline for measuring the outcomes honorarium drawn by them w.2004. anaemia prevalence in young children. 8. 280/. a.100/.1500 per mini-AWC p.2016 xii) To revise the rent for AWC building up b.a. 000 PD. food grains viz.a and paid a monthly honorarium. Enhanced Honoraria (v) Fallopian Tubes.3000 and Rs. Promotion of Anganwadi Workers xi) To strengthen training and capacity New guidelines for reservation of 50% of building with the Broad Framework as vacant posts of Supervisors for Anganwadi part of the EFC. effect from the 3.73.904 MTs of rice. wheat.300 welfare measures extended to the grassroots each per annum per worker subject to functionaries of the ICDS the Programme (WBNP). (vi) Vina/Vulva (subject to proof of affliction satisfactory to Corporation). Anganwadi Karyakartri Bima to Rs.payable Below Poverty Line (BPL) rates to the by these workers have been waived off until States/UTs through the Department of Food & 31. Rs.07.5000 per Yojana (AKBY) month per unit for Rural/Tribal. Anganwadi Worker/Helper (insured rice and other coarse grains are allocated at member) payable on during 2015-16.per month. AKBY under the Rs. (ii) Workers and Anganwadi Helpers Cervix Uteri.9. Urban 3.e. (iv) Ovaries. of ICDS mission.3000 per AWC p.per month on the last years of age. The salient features of this Bima Public Distribution (D/o F&PD).2013.000 responsible for processing and approval of the proposals from the States/UTs for allocation of Accidental benefit Death/ food grains in coordination with the D/o F& Total permanent disability Rs. 75. 3. 20.000/. Rs.072 MTs of c. The premium of Rs. The Health Survey (AHS) and District Level honorarium to AWWs of Mini-AWCs is further Household Survey (DLHS) to be used enhanced by Rs.500 Child Development has allocated 9. Workers have been issued on 15. 37. The premium under the Wheat Based Nutrition Programme scheme is Rs.2017.16 T h e I C D S S c h e m e e n v i s a g e s and Metropolitan cities respectively. 80/. 22.14 Under the Wheat Based Nutrition Government of India and Rs.500/. revised LIC's Social Security Scheme is one of the cost norms for two uniforms @ Rs.4. Annual by them with effect from 1st paid by LIC from (WBNP) Social Security Fund.17 An amount of Rs.. 30. 2011. 80/.. During 2015-16. learning outcomes in all children 0-6 enhanced by Rs. 750/.

At the national level.000/. Scholarship is limited to one of the above anatomical sites is covered two children per family. conferring National Awards to the Anganwadi Workers on on 1st 3. Rs.and citation.18. The AWWs award at the national level comprises of Rs. Hon'ble Minister for Women & Child 3. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. 300/. New Delhi Development organized a one day function on AWC Infrastructure 1st December. selected for their nutrition and early learning centre from which exceptional achievement for the years 2011-12.20 The Ministry of Women and Child December. New 3. Maneka Sanjay Scheme Gandhi.21 It is necessary that AWC is consolidated as Delhi to confer National Awards on 118 the first village/ habitation post for health. Anganwadi Workers.06. scholarships paid by LIC: Scholarship of Rs. the State Governments/UT Administrations nominate AWWs for national level awards out of the awardees of the State/UT level award. 80/.as premium payable towards critical Shiksha Sahayog through Anganwadi illness by the Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) Karanyakartri Bima Yojana (AKBY-LIC) and Helpers are covered for all the benefits under the Scheme.25.uncontrolled growth and spread of malignant students in 9th to 12th standard (including ITI cells and invasion of tissue that originates in courses) is provided.2015). Women & Child Development.e. 2015 at Vigyan Bhavan. the following available for the children of Anganwadi number of claims have been settled and Workers covered under the AKBY Scheme. Smt. two other Schemes i. SABLA and IGMSY are 29 Annual Report 2015-16 . Hon'ble Minister for Rs.and a citation and state level award carry cash award of Smt.per quarter for Awards to Anganwadi Workers under ICDS 2012-13 and 2013-14.000/. A free add-on scholarship benefit is 2015-16 (upto 30. With the waiver of under the Scheme. The number of nominations of AWWs depend on the size of the State/UT and number of operational ICDS projects. has given the Awards to the formulated a scheme of award for Anganwadi awardees during the function. 2015 in Vigyan Bhavan. Workers at the National Level and State Level for the year 2000-2001.5. During the financial year 3.19 The Government of India first Development. The Scheme is being continued on a year to year basis.

year during the next four years. child friendly toilets.23.60% AWCs are having drinking water National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme facilities within the premises and 49.50 lakh per AWC building women. Construction of AWC buildings has been included as an Convergence with Ministry of Rural approved activity under the MGNREGS Act. Separately. New Delhi also implemented.18% running from school premises. As part unit has been made during the XII Five Year of Strengthening and Restructuring of ICDS Plan. 3. Development Services (ICDS) Scheme. Maharashtra.50 lakh per except in the North Eastern (NE) states. sitting room for children/ buildings @ Rs. store. 2 lakh AWC buildings are AWCs. Jharkhand. Under the restructured Integrated Child August. 4.22 As per the information available as on 31st the building should beat least 600 sq. Smt. during the XII Plan period in a phased manner. As per the guidelines.38% (MGNREGS) @ 50. Government of India has approved should be child friendly with all relevant provision for construction of 2 lakh AWC infrastructure.09% from kutcha buildings.14% running from &Telangana in convergence with Ministry of others. Rajasthan and running from rented including 7. about 89. Hon'ble Minister for Women & Child Development.86% Madhya Pradesh. 0.ft. 9. Improvement Program (ISSNIP) States (Andhra 21.24. The total area of 3.000 AWC buildings per AWCs have toilet facilities. Rural Development under Mahatma Gandhi 69. 2015 at Vigyan Bhavan.78% Pradesh. Bihar. Odisha AWWs/ AWHs house. space for playing of children. Development for construction of AWCs 'Guidelines for construction of Aanganwadi and Ministry of Panchayati Raj for Centers' under MGNREGS have been issued providing drinking water and sanitation jointly by the Ministries of Women and Child facilities in AWCs: Development and Rural Development.91% AWCs are running planned to be constructed in 2.22% ICDS Systems Strengthening & Nutrition running from Government owned buildings. kitchen.72% from Uttar Pradesh) besides Assam. the AWC building Scheme. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. October.49 lakh AWCs/ mini. running from Panchayat buildings. conferring National Awards to the Anganwadi Workers on on 1st December. The ICDS Scheme did not provision for construction of 2 lakh Anganwadi provide for construction of AWC buildings Centre (AWC) buildings @ Rs.82% running from open space. 2015 from 12. 5. 28. 34. 2015.534 most from the pucca buildings and remaining backward Blocks of 8 World Bank assisted 10. on 13th 3. Chhattisgarh.4. a Child Development 30 .

The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi interacting with
the children at an Anganwadi Centre, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on August 27, 2015.

3.25. Under MGNREGS, expenditure up to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh,
Rs.5 lakh per AWC building for construction Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and
will be allowed. Expenditure beyond Rs.5 U.P. The model would be approved by the
lakh per AWC (upto Rs.2 lakh per AWC) concerned State Governments and the entire
including finishing, flooring, painting, cost of the new construction/upgradation of the
plumbing, electrification, wood work, etc. AWC is to be borne by Vednata. The MWCD in
will be met from the ICDS funds in the ration consultation with the respective State
60:40 between Centre and State. Governments is identifying the locations where
3.26. Under 14th Finance Commission the AWC buildings are to be constructed/
Award, extensive powers have been vested upgraded in clusters of 25-30 AWCs in a
with Panchayati Raj Institutions for making particular district for effective impact.
provisions of drinking water and sanitation 3.28 The first such Model AWC constructed
facilities. Construction of toilets and by Vedanta at Sonepat,Haryana was
provision of drinking water in Anganwadi inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister, WCD on
Centres (without toilets and drinking water 24.06.2015.
facilities) are being taken up in convergence
with Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
Construction of Anganwadi Centres
(AWCs) in CSR by Vedanta Foundation:
3.27. A Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) has been signed between MWCD and
Vedanta on 21st September, 2015 for a period
of three years for construction of 4000 AWC
buildings through its own resources under
Corporate Social Responsibility primarily in
the States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,

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G r a n t s a w a r d e d b y 1 3 th F i n a n c e was taken up with the Ministry of Finance and
Commission for construction of AWC allocation have been increased from
Buildings: Rs.8,335.77 crore to Rs.15,483.77 crore. Due to
delay in finalization of cost sharing ratio
3.29 13th Finance Commission had also
between Centre and States/UTs for ICDS
awarded State Specific Grants to the States of
Scheme by the Ministry of Finance,
West Bengal (Rs. 300.00 Crores), Madhya
Empowered Programme Committee (EPC)
Pradesh (Rs.400.00 Crores), Maharashtra
meetings for consideration of APIPs of all 36
(Rs.300.00 Crores), Odisha (Rs.400.00
States/UTs for the year 2015-16 have been held
Crores), Jharkhand (Rs.432.0 Crores) and
in December, 2015 and Administrative
Chhattisgarh (Rs . 150 . 00 Crores) for
Approval amounting to Rs.7,998.36 crore for
construction of Anganwadi Centres. On the
ICDS General and Training, Rs.6,874.25 crore
basis of recommendations of the Ministry of
for Supplementary Nutrition Programme and
WCD, the Ministry of Finance have already
Rs.171.71 crore for construction of 28,619
released three instalments of grant to these
AWC buildings in convergence with MNREGA
States for the year 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
have been conveyed to States/UTs.
and 2014-15.
Training & Capacity Building
Grant in aid for construction of AWC
Building under restructured ICDS: 3.32 Achievement of the ICDS programme
goals depends largely on the capacity of the
3.30. Under Restructured ICDS Scheme,
frontline workers in their day to day delivery of
Grant-in-aid at the rate of Rs.4.5 lakhs per
services ensuring desired quality and
AWC Building construction in the cost sharing
effectiveness. Recognizing this, since its
ratio of 75:25 between the Centre and States has
inception ICDS Scheme provides for regular
also been allowed from the year 2013-14 and
training of all the functionaries to enhance their
first instalment of Rs.723.59 crores was
capacity. Three types of training are provided to
released for construction of 44,709 AWC
Anganwadi Workers (AWWs), Anganwadi H e
Buildings in 2013-14. During 2014-15, 2nd and
l p e r s ( AW H s ) , S u p e r v i s o r s a n d
final instalment of grant for construction AWC CDPOs/ACDPOs viz. induction training (on
building were released to Chhatisgarh (Rs . initial appointment/placement), job training
3504 . 00 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (Rs.6422.81 (one-time, full course) and refresher training
lakhs), Tamilnadu (Rs.3788.82 lakhs), (short duration, once in 2 years). A separate
Arunachal Pradesh (Rs.1570.13 lakhs) and training unit within the MWCD, viz. ICDS
Uttarakhand (Rs.128.68 lakhs). Training Unit, is responsible for processing and
Implementation of ICDS Scheme as per approval of the annual training action plans
State Annual Programme Implementation along with release of grants to States/UTs and
Plan (APIP) periodic review of the progress.
3.31 The budgetary allocation for some of the State Training Action Plans (STRAPs)
Centrally sponsored scheme including ICDS 3.33 Under the ICDS Training programme, all
were rationalized by the Government. In view States/UTs are required to submit annual State
of the decision to give a substantially higher Training Action Plans (STRAPs) delineating
devolution of taxes i.e.42% to States by the details of various types of training programmes
14th Finance Commission in expectation that for ICDS field level functionaries, which are
States shall contribute higher share from the proposed to be undertaken during the financial
additional untied resources available to them. year. In the current FY 2015-16, STRAPs have
Initially an amount of Rs.8,335.77 crore have been received from 32
been allocated under ICDS. The matter

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States/UTs and the same are under process of (iv) Director, NIPCCD- Member
approval. In the meantime, an amount of Rs.5,
(v) Representatives of Department of Health
636.48 Lakh has been released to various
& Family Welfare and Department of
States/UTs on ad hoc basis as shown at
Women and Child Development from the
Annexure-XIV. following states as member:
Training centres:Training programmes for
Western Region- Maharashtra
various field functionaries in ICDS are
organized through the following: Northern Region- Uttar Pradesh
Anganwadi Workers Training Centres( Southern Region- Telangana
AW T C s ) f o r t h e t r a i n i n g o f Eastern Region- Odisha
Anganwadi Workers and Helpers;
North-Eastern Region- Assam
Middle Level Training Centres( M LT C s )
f o r t h e t r a i n i n g o f Supervisors National Early Childhood Care and Education
and Instructors of AWTCs; (ECCE) Policy
State Training Institute for the trainingof 3.34 Ministry has formulated the National
Instructors of MLTCs and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
CDPOs/ACDPOs in Tamil Nadu; and Policy and the same has been approved and
notified by the Government of India in the gazette
Na tionalInstituteofPubli on 12.10.2013. The Policy lays down the way
cCooperation and Child forward for a comprehensive approach towards
Development (NIPCCD) and its four ensuring a sound foundation for survival, growth
Regional Centres (in Guwahati, and development of child with focus on care and
Lucknow, Bengaluru and Indore) for early learning for every child. It recognizes the
training of CDPOs/ACDPOs and synergistic and interdependent relationship between
Instructors of MLTCs. the health, nutrition, psycho-social and emotional
As on 31 December 2015, a total of 498 needs of the child. This would add impetus to the
AWTCs and 30 MLTCs were operational ECCE activities mentioned in the revised service
across the States/UTs. State-wise operational package of ICDS.
AWTCs and MLTCs are shown at Annexure- 3.35 In view of the furtherance of the objectives of
XV. the National ECCE Policy the following have been
Joint Training Programmes for frontline formulated and circulated to all states and UTs:
workers of National Health Mission and National ECCE Curriculum Framework: The
ICDS: In a recent initiative, a committee purpose of the framework is to promote quality and
comprising of the following members has excellence in early childhood education by
been constituted for planning and providing guidelines for practices that would
implementation of Joint Training promote optimum learning and development of all
Programmes for frontline workers of National young children and set out the broad arrangement
Health Mission and the ICDS: of approaches and experiences rather than detailed
(i) Additional Secretary, MWCD - defining of the content. A cautious approach is
Chairperson being adopted to not provide a detailed
curriculum/syllabus which would be prescriptive
(ii) Joint Secretary (ICDS), MWCD-
and 'delivered' to the young children in a 'straight
Member jacketed manner'. The Curriculum Framework
(iii) Representative from MoH&FW- calls attention to the common principles and
Member developmental tasks, at the same time, respecting

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ECCE opportunity for the authorities to ensure on a Cell has been active in developing guidelines. and promoting action research experiences and activities for children. Centre. States and UTs and also uploaded on the Indore and Lucknow) have coordinated with the MWCD website. It will be At State/UT level the respectivedepartment a national level organization under the Ministry has taken up the task of engaging of Women and Child Development. Age appropriate child assessment Cards have Annual Curriculum Contextualization been developed for use for formative assessment of children in the age bracket of 3. The following process has National ECCE Council will lay the national been adopted towards this: vision and strategy for ECCE in India. the Quality Standards for ECCE (National Institute of Public Cooperation and and Age Appropriate Assessment Cards have Child Development). It Resource Child Development 34 . framework that will assess the implementation 3. The Annual Curriculum concept and practice for holistic and integrated embeds all the principles and practices development with requisite quality for the laid out in the National Curriculum young children in the age group of 0-6 years. The main and daily plans of what kind of learning objective of the National Early Childhood Care experiences and activities to be transacted and Education (ECCE) Council is to embed the in the AWCs. Framework for ECCE. It with an aim to improve the field of early provides theme based monthly.the diversity in the child rearing practices and also will lay down the regulation and proper contextual ECCE needs maintenance of norms and standards in the early Quality Standards for ECCE: The main childhood care and education system and for purpose of this document is to provide a matters connected therewith. It provides an and Under Secretary and Section Officer. The National ECCE Curriculum Curriculum Framework. each Regional advance evidence-based practices in families.39 ECCE Cell has been operationalized within dynamic quality programmes that reflect the MWCD. notified and circulated to all Centres of NIPCCD (Guwahati. The Annual Curriculum. who is assisted by Deputy Secretary practices of the ECCE policy.40 All the States/Union Territories have carried 3-6 years. 16 States have initiated action and have and assist the ECCE centres and service taken steps to constitute their State ECCE Council. Bangalore. the programmes.NIPCCD has formed a Regional communities and society at large. standards and details out a theme based learning related activities. regular basis that the standards and practices of framework and practices in the area of the programmes are being maintained.37 Government of India has notified the specific ECCE curriculum. out Annual ECCE Curriculum Development and contextualization as per the National ECCE 3. standards and Secretary. Curriculum and Training to facilitate the roll out Age Appropriate Child Assessment Cards: of the ECCE policy at the AWC level. In this regard NIPCCD Framework.38 As per the mandate of the National ECCE of the ECCE programmes across the country Policy. weekly childhood care and education. related activity books resolution for National ECCE Council and the for children and PSE kits for transaction of the same has been circulated to all states. The cell is currently headed by Joint objectives.36. providing systems of and developed Annual Curriculum which training. curriculum framework. respective states from their region to enable National ECCE Council and ECCE Cell development and contextualization of the state 3. Delhi and 4 other Regional been prepared. The Council would promote ECCE policies and At Regional level. providers in developing and maintaining 3. technical resource agencies and experts Government of India.

community participation for parent/community 28 States/UTs have completed involvement and awareness generation. every month at the AWCs. theirrespective Annual Training of ICDS Functionaries on ECCE Contextualized Curriculum . experts who have helped the parents/community.3000/. ECCE Day preparation for roll out of the Annual C u r r i c u l u m i n t h e AW C s a n d 3. AGuideline for Roll out of the States/UTs are developing age appropriate AnnualContextualized Curriculum and activity books for 3-6 years (3-4 years.41 Pre-school Education (PSE) Kits are An Indicative Action plan for Roll out being provided to all AWCs and Mini AWCs ofCurriculum has been circulated to the @ of Rs.000/.44 Currently Fixed Monthly Village ECCE respective Annual Contextualized Day is being organized in Anganwadis with local Curriculum. it is an opportunity to meetings and provided continuous inform parents about the progress of their child process of technical guidance to all on growth. to be organized once officials to facilitate the roll out process. Several initiatives have been taken up by MWCD and Activity Book NIPCCD to that effect. The ICDS functionaries the states to develop and would organize activities for advocacy.45 With the development of Annual States/UTs will roll out the Contextualized Curriculum. Most of the States/UTs SLMTs in all the 5 regional centres of have fixed a day in every month to organize activities for the parents and community on the NIPCCD.42 A critical initiative of ECCE is the Fixed recommended steps to be taken by State Monthly ECCE Day.1. This document describes the the AWCs and will be displayed during the details of training required for different ECCE Day for parents and family members. 3. 4-5 Training of ECCE in Anganwadi centres and 5-6 years) in conjunction with the Annual was circulated to States/UTs for action on Curriculum. AnnualCurriculum in their AWCs Activity Books for children it has become after training the different imperative to conduct ECCE training for functionaries. development and learning milestones.07. guidelines provided by the Ministry. Activity Books will be kept in 24. ICDS functionaries at different levels.43 The fixed monthly ECCE Day is a platform representative from State for interface between the Anganwadi Worker and departments. The same NIPCCD and the Regional Centres has been uploaded on the website of the haveconducted the SLMT training and Ministry and also circulated to all States/UTs sensitization programme for State Officials for planning and implementation. States and UTs to develop their 3. Assessment Cards. awareness generation and involvement of parents TheRRGs in all regions have heldseveral and community. contextualize the curriculum. 3. Minimum grant in Adetailed training module for State aid for ECCE day celebration is Rs.per Anganwadi Centre per annum across the country for effective States/UTs for action. different functionaries for implementing the Pre-school Education Kit (PSE) Kit and ECCE curriculum in the AWCs. Group (RRG) comprising of the 3.per LevelMaster Trainers (SLMT) has been AWC/Mini AWC per annum on the basis of developed by MWCD has been sent to 60:40 between Centre and State for meeting the NIPCCD for them to carry out training of expenses of ECCE Day.2014. implementation of ECCE in all Anganwadis. Further. .

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i. the quality standards and non. up to 30th (a) Administrators and Planners (b) December 2017. Policy and the Broad Framework for Maharashtra. intervention in the overall ICDS strengthening and negotiable criteria to achieve quality and how restructuring proposal of the Ministry.47 A Design Framework of innovative 3. 3. “ICDS Systems (Supervisors) Training of District Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project” Level Master Trainers (DLMTs) and (originally called as 'ICDS-IV' Project) run with Level. 7. Madhya Pradesh. Ministry of 3. The team at VINYÃS. Development Association (IDA).46 Design Framework of innovative supporting Government of India's efforts to design options for reconstructing and improve nutritional and early childhood creating new AWCs with Building as a development outcomes of children. financial earmarked an amount of US $450 million of IDA and human resources for ensuring a continuum assistance to the proposed project. The project has of ECCE in a lifecycle approach and attaining been designed to strengthen the ICDS systems for child development outcomes. The Department of Economic Affairs has centre” with adequate infrastructure. Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Bihar. ISSNIP is a two- Resources and Documentation phased.50 The Phase –I of the project was to be design options with the concept of BaLA concluded on 31st December 2015. on ECCE Policy and Curriculum Roll World Bank assisted “ICDS Systems out most of the states. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh). 6946. The vision of effective programme implementation in selected “vibrant child friendly ECD centre” calls for States/districts through techno-managerial support strong interconnection between the goals of the and decentralized district based ICDS planning.1 Training of Anganwadi financial assistance from the International Workers under ECCE Policy. It programme.48 This has been comprehensively Finance and International Development th developed by an experienced interdisciplinary Association (IDA) on 29 September 2015. The project has been therefore restructured design framework for AWCs have been with certain modifications in activities and developed for different target groups which are extension of timeframe by two years.49 The Ministry has formulated a specific States/UTs for conducting Level. Department of Economic Affairs. functionaries and activities on Behaviour Change Child Development 36 . The project (Building as Learning Aid) for Anganwadi/ however could not achieve its target within the ECCE Centres addresses these issues stipulated timeframe. The Amended and Restated Implementing Agencies and (C) Supervisors Financing Agreement has been signed between and Anganwadi Workers/ECCE Teachers. In this context a comprehensive reasons.year project with an overarching goal of 3.2 project on ICDS called. design of spaces and settings. beside focussing on thematic Research & Design and printed by the World incremental learning of front-line ICDS Bank. The project the adaptation of existing built environment or will undertake operations research and conduct design of new infrastructure can help pilots of potentially more effective approaches for proactively in achieving them through sensitive ICDS to achieve programme outcomes. Centre for Architectural Restructured ISSNIP.e. Chhattisgarh. most of Implementation envisions the Anganwadi which have higher proportion of child under- Centre (AWC) as a “vibrant child friendly ECD nutrition. the objectives of the services has been positioned as a separate but integral provided.74 Project) lakhs as 1st instalment of grant to the 3. Jharkhand. Ministry of Strengthening & Nutrition Improvement Women and Child Development has Project (ISSNIP)” (formerly called ICDS-IV released an amount of Rs. with a focus on Learning Aid (BaLA) concept: The National 162 districts across eight States ( Andhra Pradesh. due to various administrative intrinsically.

using dates from 10 May 1949 and was amended on 5 the ICDS platform. Over the last 60 years. Besides UNICEF. of Hot Cooked Meal to 11-14 years out-of-school United K i n g d o m ) : P r o v i d e s t e c h n i c a l assistance to ICDS in three States (Odisha. also envisages to 2015. health and nutrition through the Govt.per beneficiary per day for 300 days in a year is DFID(Department for being given in the form of Take Home Ration or InternationalDevelopment. Ministry of Women & Child provide technical assistance to ICDS Development has been nominated as a programme both at the central and State level.52 The partnership between UNICEF and the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Government of India (GoI) spans over more than Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG)–SABLA 60 years. Sabla aims at an all-round April 1978.54 A comprehensive scheme for the holistic delivery of services to women and children development of adolescent girls called 'Rajiv especially from the vulnerable and marginalized Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of sections. Action Plans (CPAP).Communication (BCC). 53 . the Chairpersonship of Director General. member of the said committee. Development Partners also support the ICDS 18-20 grams of protein and micronutrients @ Rs.51 Several international agencies/ relating to strategic priority. Some of them are given below: CARE India:Supporting the Ministry in GoI-UNICEF Programme of Cooperation strengthening ICDS MIS. The scheme Sabla is a centrally sponsored 2013-17 has been signed between the Ministry of scheme and is being implemented through the State Women & Child Development and UNIICEF. based on an agreed five year Country Programme vocational training etc. WFP(World Food Programme):Provides technical assistance to the Ministry at the central level and also provides technical support in ICDS implementation. A Sub-group of Inter-Ministerial include ICT-enabled Real Time Monitoring Group (IMG) has been constituted under (ICT-RTM) of ICDS as a core activity. A Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2015-18 has been signed between Government of India and UN World Food Programme in August 37 Annual Report 2015-16 . education. Cooperation with Development Partners Central Statistics Office (CSO) to guide the technical matters and other processes 3. Scheme: 5/. Director development partners including UNICEF (ICDS). The scheme has two major components: (i) Nutrition and (ii) 3 .55. Nutrition containing 600 calories. MP and Bihar) and also at the central level to support roll-out of the revised MIS in ICDS. Govt. UNICEF has continued its support to government in enhancing systems and improving 3. Currently access to learning. Governments/UTs. of India collaborates with UNICEF various interventions such as health. The current CPAP for 3. Anganwadi Centre is the focal point for the delivery of the services. following Non Nutrition. 3. The Basic Agreement that provides basis Adolescent Girls – Sabla' is being implemented of the relationship between the GoI and UNICEF in 205 selected districts across the country. a succession of development of adolescent girls (AGs) of 11-18 Country Programmes has been implemented in years by making them self-reliant by facilitating conformity with the Basic Agreement.

Counseling/Guidance on family Child Development 38 . welfare.While the nutrition component aims at improving the health &nutrition status of the adolescent girls the non-n utritioncomponentaddressesthe developmental needs. The integrated package of services being provided to adolescent girls under Sabla is as under:- girls and all girls of 14-18 years age (out of school and in school girls). In the Non-Nutrition Component. Adolescent Reproductive Sexual Health (ARSH). 16-18 year old AGs are also given vocational training. the Out of school Adolescent Girls (11-18) years are being provided Iron Folic Acid (IFA)supplementation. Health check-up and Referral services. child care practices and Life Skill Education and accessing public services. Nutrition & Health Education.

Tripura and Sikkim) and three special skills.56 lakh have been released to reported by States as on 31. 545. as decided by Ministry of of the Scheme are to improve the nutritional Finance for the scheme ICDS including Sabla. personal Uttrakhand). State-wise States/UTs under KSY.03. 39 Annual Report 2015-16 .56 The cost sharing ratio between the centre 3.2015) is at Annexure-XVI. KSY continues to operate Rs. and upgrade their home-based and vocational Nagaland.58 The scheme KSY is being implemented and the state will be same as that for ICDS in the using the infrastructure of Integrated Child ratio of 50:50 for nutrition and 60:40 for rest of Development Services (ICDS). Meghalaya. and health status of girls in the age group of 11- For eight North Eastern States (Arunachal 18 years as well as to equip them to improve Pradesh.2015. during 2015-16. Rs. the share of Centre and State/UT hygiene. child care practices and home management vi) Life Skill Education and accessing public services Vocational training for girls aged 16 and above under National Skill Development Program (NSDP) Funding pattern Kishori Shakti Yojna (KSY) 3.5 crore were earmarked for the scheme.57 Under Sabla. against which. 461. a sum of Rs. The objectives the components. During the year vocational training as per physical progress 2015-16. The cost share between lakh beneficiaries have been covered for centre and state for KSY is same as for the non- nutrition and 24.12.791 adolescent girls provided nutrition component of Sabla. 92.1. nutrition. ARSH. Services i) Nutrition provision (600 calories and 18-20 gm of protein and micronutrients. family welfare and will be in the ratio of 90:10 and Union Territories management.95 crore have The scheme provided for Rs.7 project per annum. who are also provided supplementary nutrition 3.5 per beneficiary per day for 300 days in a year) ii) Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation iii) Health check-up and Referral services iv) Nutrition & Health Education (NHE) v) Counselling/Guidance on family welfare. Manipur. Mizoram.1 lakh per been released to States (as on 14. and to promote their overall development category Himalayan States (H. J&K and including awareness about their health. 475. @Rs.2016). funds released and beneficiaries covered under Sabla during 2015-16 (as on 31.P.. Two/Three AGs per Anganwadi will be funded 100% of the financial norms or the Centers (AWCs) are targeted under this scheme actual expenditure incurred whichever is less.12. Assam. With the launch of the scheme Sabla. (where operational) in the remaining districts. a sum of by the State Governments/UTs.

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4 Child Protection and Welfare Towards a New Dawn .


multispectral. with effect from 14th November.6 To deal with child abuse cases. 2005). around 440 million. please refer to integrated and inclusive approach is necessary chapter-12 of the report) for the harmonious development and The Protection of Children from Sexual protection of children. the rights of all children in the country. The Act has come into force Policy has identified survival. and capacity development of all those who work economic and geo-political situations. More than one third of the areas. educated and Policy aims at purposeful convergence and strong well-developed children who may grow up to coordination across different sectors and levels of be productive citizens of the country. below 18 years. an Act of 26th April. protection and the rules framed there under. and a long term. The Commission's government commitment to the realization of mandate is to ensure that all Laws. a statutory body . the Government principles that must be respected by the has brought in a special law such as “The National. State and local Governments in their Protection of Children from Sexual Offences actions and initiatives affecting children. I. LAWS. health. Offences (POCSO) Act. The Act defines a participation as the undeniable rights of every 43 Annual Report 2015-16 . The strength of the nation lies interconnected and require collective action. 2012 along with education. It is governance. was set 4. POLICY AND National Commission for Protection of the PROGRAMMES FOR CARE AND Child Rights (NCPCR) PROTECTION OF CHILDREN 4. and sensitization characterized by their specific social. Action for children is under preparation. nutrition. country's population.4 As children's needs are multispectral.5 The National Commission for Protection of National Policy for Children (NPC). 2013 Child Rights(NCPCR) . the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Policies. protected. (For more details on NCPCR. the in having healthy. active engagement and partnership estimated that around 170 million or 40 per with all stakeholders. experiencing difficult circumstances provision of adequate resources. All for and with children. The (POCSO) Act.3 The Policy lays down the guiding 4. 2012: 4. setting up of a cent of India's children are vulnerable or comprehensive and reliable knowledge base. development. is 4.2 The Government has adopted a new up in March 2007 under the Commission for National Policy for Children (NPC. sustainable. 2005. 2012”. It Programmes and Administrative Mechanisms are recognizes every person below the age of in consonance with the Child Rights perspective eighteen years as a child and that childhood is as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also an integral part of life with a value of its own. Chapter 4 Child Protection and Welfare 4. The Policy reaffirms the Parliament(December. 2013) on Protection of Child Rights Act.1 India is home to almost 19% of the child. The National Plan of these children need special attention. 2013. and has also declared these as key priority world's children.

After the improvement in the wellbeing of children in evaluation. those in need of care and protection. public (CARA) has been given the status of a statutory officer. The enactment of this law will act as a of children from their families. 4. sexual the rights of victim. have also been made part of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of this law. public servant etc. investigation institutionalization and non-institutionalization of and trial of offences.7 The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of 4. Child Protection and Welfare 44 . For the offences against disabled children and. the child is either released on difficult circumstances. es pecially thos e in difficult after which an evaluation of the child shall be circumstances. abandoned and surrendered children. The variety of non-institutional options on effective implementation of the provision of include: sponsorship and foster care including POCSO Act. 2012 was held in New Delhi on group foster care for placing children in a family 14th January.8 Further. first time. as well as to the reduction probation and if the child is not reformed then of vulnerabilities to situations and actions that lead the child will be sent to a jail for remaining to abuse. abandonment and separation term. qualified. serious and heinous II. harassment and pornography. 2016 repealing the under any other law. keeping the best interest timelines for both in-country and inter-country of the child as of paramount importance at adoption including declaring a child legally free for every stage of the judicial process. a Centrally children to a Children's Court (Court of Sponsored Scheme. person in a position of trust or authority of child the existing Central Adoption Resource Authority such as a member of security forces. The Juvenile 4. Processes have been streamlined with offences under the Act. exploitation. The objective is to contribute to conducted by the Children's Court. These include: sale and procurement of Children) Act. 2015 and supervised for providing care to children. offences have been clearly defined kidnapping and abduction of children. 2015 is a children for any purpose including illegal comprehensive law with strengthened adoption. was introduced in 2009. and classified as petty. The Act provides for body to enable it to perform its function more the establishment of Special Courts for trial of effectively. The Act adoption. Several rehabilitation and social incorporates child friendly procedures for reintegration measures have been provided for reporting recording of evidence. approved of Children) Act. which are so far not adequately covered into force from 15th January. Under Section 15. CHILDREN special provisions have been made to tackle child offenders committing heinous offences in Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) the age group of 16-18 years. services and personnel for protection of after the trial till they attain the age of 21 years children. to streamline adoption procedures treated as “aggravated” when committed by a for orphan. 2000.child as any person below the age of 18 years deterrent for child offenders committing heinous and provides protection to all the children from offences such as rape and murder and will protect the offences of sexual assault. 2016. SCHEME FOR PROTECTION OF based on provisions of IPC. environment which is other than child's biological 1. assessment. The JJ Act. The provisions provide for placing ICPS aims to create a safety net of dedicated children in a 'place of safety' both during and structures. The National Conference children. namely the 'Integrated Child Session) after conducting preliminary Protection Scheme (ICPS)'. which is to be selected. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection family. 2015) has come children. use of child by militant groups. corporal punishment in child care provisions for children in conflict with law and institutions.9 Several new offences committed against Children) Act 2015 (JJ Act.10 In order to provide financial support to State Justice Board has been given the option to Governments and UT Administrations for effective transfer cases of heinous offences by such implementation of the JJ Act. An offence is 4.

day and night shelter.e. These provide comprehensive Sponsorship. For Scheme is also provided for setting up of improving the quality of infrastructure in the statutory bodies under the JJ Act namely. Child Homes. i. food. etc.4. Further 318 open shelters have also been and 647 JJBs have so far been set up across the funded under ICPS which provide.2015 under the Shelters for children in need of care and Scheme. Grants for construction Justice Boards (JJBs). assistance has been provided this year for Welfare Committees (CWCs) and Juvenile up gradation of 86 Homes.463 children. (c) Open 4. etc. Foster Care and Adoptions. to children structures to ensure that proper focus is living on the streets. 313 Specialised Adoption Agencies protection in Urban and Semi Urban Areas. up to 31.(b) Emergency Outreach services (32) and District Child Protection Units (640). The Scheme provides for dedicated education. Table 4. As reported by State of 08 new Homes have been released for uncovered Governments/UT Administrations.13 In 2015-16. medical Structures: Financial assistance under the facilities.12.12 Statutory Services & Delivery clothing. state and district level and quality of running services for children either by services is up to the mark. inter alia. (d) (SAAs) and 1448 Homes of various types have Family Based Non-Institutional Care through been funded. to around 78. State Adoption Resource Agencies children.11 The Scheme provides financial support maintained for the protection of children at to State Governments/UT Administrations for national. education. vocational training.1 : 45 Annual Report 2015-16 . State Child Protection services include (a) Homes of various types for Societies (35). bridge country. 4. through Childline India Foundation. The service delivery themselves or through suitable NGOs These structures are namely. 644 CWCs areas. rehabilitation services to children including food.

4. Out of 5613 CCIs.23 crores has been released 4.33 crores. children in Track Child.trackthemi ssingchild.01. third quarter of 2015-16. An amount of Rs. More than 1800 Speedy reporting of missing and found functionaries under ICPS at the State and District levels have been trained by the end of children.352 Police stations have entered the Scheme. The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched Khoya-Paya on 2nd 4.2016. 362. 10352 with revised norms and structures from 1st 4. information is extremely important. 2. Found children can also be reported. Till 18-01-2016 around 564 cases launched for better connectivity and with of missing/sighted children have been closed on enhanced features such as Mobile Application the portal.43 crores. Khoya Paya has been integrated NGOs and Citizens etc.00 crores. Efforts have been made this year to much time.07. Child Protection and Welfare 46 . proposals of 35 States/UTs and Childline 304 are entering data of children on Track Child India Foundation have been considered by the portal. 2015-16 updating records of children and out of 607 JJBs.00 crores and a state share of Rs.4. 10. it was felt that the use of 448. Out of 617 CWCs. missing children. In the financial year.18 Khoya-Paya: In the case of missing till 31st December. 402. 399 are 650. Locating missing children through sitebased 4. platform for various Stake holders such as Police. developed to track missing children and to Ci t i z e n s e n c o u r a g e d t o p r o v i d monitor the progress of children residing and einformation of sightings of abandoned. 2015 -16 under ICPS is Rs.17 Progress of Track Child: As on April. availing various services in different Child Care lost children and those accompanied by Institutions (CCIs) for children under ICPS and suspicious persons. Year and state-wise details of social media can play a pivotal role in searching expenditure are at Annexure-XVII. involve the States in imparting trainings to the Any citizen can register on Khoya-Paya by using ICPS functionaries including the members of an Indian Mobile number. Track Child portal has been functional Citizens can upload information on since 2012. 75/2012 Bachpan Bachao Andolan Vs Union of National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB). 18. Objectives of Khoya- two statutory bodies set up under the JJ ACT Paya are as follows:- 2000. The budget allocation for the year information of 1. NIPCCD is the nodal agency for trainings and where citizens can report missing children as well capacity building of functionaries under the as sightings of their whereabouts without loosing ICPS.15 Sensitisation of State Functionaries: June 2015.501 missing children.19 As per the directions of the Hon'ble Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs).0 Track Child was also available. including a central share of have started making entries of missing/ recovered Rs. The URL of Track Child is of the ICPS in the XII Plan has been approved www. a total (PAB). is an enabling platform. 2350. with a cumulative budget of Rs.14 Utilization of Budget: Continuation during 2015-16. 4167 are making entries inter-ministerial Project Approval Board of children in their care.Khoya-Paya. It is a networking and interactive foundchildren. out of 17215 Police stations. Child Care Supreme Court of India in the matter of WP (C) Institutions (CCIs). Child Welfare Committees (CWCs). Since January 2012. 2014. A revised and user children. Department of WCD. Therefore.317 children have been matched through the the financial proposals received under the system.90.e.33 crores. set up for appraisal and approval of of 1. India and Others. 2015 under the Scheme as the CWCs and JJBs.16 Track Child: Track Child portal has been interaction. During the year as a module under the citizen corner of Track refresher training programmes were organised Child portal for reporting of missing and found for various stake holders. Mobile Application of Khoya-Paya is friendly version i. JJ Act. and so against the previous year's expenditure of is speed.

62 2015-16 366 607 56. of partner Grants released districts covered organisations (Rs. 4. XII five year Plan period. 2015. the these Childline projects in 34 States/UTs.20 Childline Services : Under ICPS.83 2013-14 278 544 30.04 2014-15 283 543 53.21 Between the period April. Childline India Foundation is majority of these have been for shelter. MWCD has final objective of covering all the districts in the approved 15 out of these 68 locations till date. Childline India Foundation Childline India Foundation (CIF) for running have received more than 42. in New Delhi on June 02.137 lakhs calls. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development.73 47 Annual Report 2015-16 . 56.33 2010-11 125 298 17.93. 2015. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi and the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology. For 2015- Ministry has undertaken expansion of the 16 there is a proposed expansion plan to take the service to other parts of the country. Smt. of Cities/ No. A the service. information regarding partnering with 607 organizations for running referral services and missing children.2 : Status of Childline Services Year No. emotional the table. 2015 to Rs. medical working in 366 locations as indicated below in assistance.16 2012-13 269 547 30. with the services to another 68 locations. at a press conference. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the Khoya Paya Website-Citizen based website to exchange information on missing & found children. Childline India Foundation is support and guidance. Table 4.89 2011-12 205 449 23.73 crores have been sanctioned to September. in Crores) 2009-10 83 188 9. protection from abuse. In the year 2015-16 4.

the Ministry of Railways on 19 May 2015.27 The scheme has been revised for its may need protection and also advise to what to continuation during the remaining part of the 12th do in case they come across such a child. a National railway stations.00 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with crores at RE Stage. Shri Suresh Prabhu Institution/Organizations actually running the and Union Minister for WCD Smt. for consideration.2016. to be cautious and conscious of children who 4.e.24 The Ministry through Childline India The Scheme provides supplementary nutrition. The scheme is being is of utmost importance.1.11. Maneka Sanjay creches. security. to Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for further the association and cooperation in the Children of Working Mothers implementation of jointly prepared Standard 4. The budget allocation for the 4. an autonomous organization and posters in all bogies of all trains and on the Indian Council for Child Welfare. The Government assistant is limited to 90% of the schematic pattern or actual expenditure whichever is less and the remaining 10% expenditure is borne by the Union Minister for Railways. 2006 to away.000/-.Railway Childline. The revised norms are effective from 01. For such an school education (03-06 years). citizen participation medicine and contingencies. The posters advise the public level non-government organization.2015 at Rs. In order to get ordinary implemented presently through Central Social citizens to participate.23 The Ministry of Women and Child financial year 2015-16 under this Scheme was Development (MWCD) has entered into a Rs.A joint initiative of The Scheme for welfare of working children in Ministries of WCD and Railways need of care and protection 4.36.01.f. emergency initiative to be successful. The Government grant provided is Gandhi Release of Railway Posters on 25.3. it has been decided to put Welfare Board.440/. The Proposal of respond to the children who are vulnerable and implementing organizations will be scrutinized in in need of care and protection with an emphasis the respective State/UTs Government for the on preventive measures that children can be approval of the Project Approval Board (PAB) reintegrated and unified with the family. Five year Plan. contact with railways with the objective to the Financial Year 2015-16. polio drops.22 The Ministry of Women and Child 4. monthly income is not more than Rs.00 crores which was increased to Rs.25 The Scheme for Welfare of Working Development (MWCD) in collaboration with Children in need of Care & Protection has been the Ministry of Railways has launched a unique subsumed as one of the new component of the programme for the children who come in Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) w.per annum per crèche for 25 New Delhi Railway Station Child Protection and Welfare 48 . sleeping facilities.26 Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme Operating Procedure (SOP) and to ensure the (RGNCS) was launched as a Central Sector care and protection. the crèche facility is provided to the children of age group of 6 months to 6 years of working women who are employed for a minimum period of 15 days in a month or 6 month in a year. As per revised scheme. 4. 12. Foundation (CIF) & its NGO partners has health care inputs like immunization. established Child Help desk/Kiosks/Booth in 20 basic health monitoring. well being of run Scheme with effect from 1st January.7. pre- major railway stations initially. unaccompanied and trafficked children provide day care facilities to children of age who come in contact with the railways and group (0-6 years) of working mothers & other children in other difficult circumstances in a deserving women belonging to families whose systematic and institutionalized manner.

Honorarium of crèche worker & through gender biased sex selection and post birth crèche helper is now Rs.28 As on November 2015 the functional Government has introduced Beti Bachao.00 per day per child. The unabated decline in CSR domain since 1961 is a matter of grave concern as it reflects the low status of women in our society Advocacy and Media Campaign for 2015-16 is and indicates her disempowerment. There is a strong emphasis on mindset change through training.12. nutrition and education opportunities). different Ministries/Departments bringing 6 years. Details of funds allocated and sanctioned are The Multi-sectoral District Action Plans as under : have been operationalized in 98 districts of 34 State/UTs. discrimination manifested community engagement through Song & 49 Annual Report 2015-16 . effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development. Beti crèches reported by implementing Agencies Padhao (BBBP) programme. It points at a exhaustive with a 360 degree approach life-cycle continuum of inequity and multiple and includes Radio and TV campaign. and the availability and misuse of school education (PSE) kit @ Rs. an indicator of part of all Government of India gender discrimination towards girl child. stands newspaper advertisements issued by at 918 girls per 1000 boys in the age group of 0. Capacity-building programmes andtrainings have been imparted to Master Trainers to further strengthen capacities of district level officials and frontline workers. The State-wise details of functional creches 4. To address the issue of declining CSR. The key elements of the scheme include enforcement of PC&PNDT Act. sensitization. Rs . protection and empowerment of girl child.29 The Child Sex Ratio (CSR). nation-wide awareness and advocacy campaign and multi-sectoral action in select 100 districts (low on CSR) in the first phase. awareness raising and community mobilization on ground. Nine set of such trainings have been organized covering all States/UTs by NIPCCD. the one hand.per diagnostic tools that enable sex determination on annum has also been made. much lower than the figure of 927 in greater visibility to the issue in the public 2001 Census.per month respectively. Provision of pre.children. the other hand posed serious challenges related to Functional Creches: survival. 1500/ . Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development. III. Cinema Halls. 2000/. GIRL CHILD As a part of branding exercise. 2015. BBBP logois a 4. MWCD from April-October. Declining CSR reflects pre-birth universal railway enquiry number). 3000/. Prevalent Supplementary nutrition has been increased to social constructs that discriminate against girls on Rs. It is a tri-ministerial are:. the 4. IVR based 139 (the out their lives.30 Achievements under BBBP are as follows are at Annexure-XVIII.per month & discrimination against girls (in terms of health care. deprivations faced by women and girls through.

Drama Division, and online digital Logo supporthas been given
media. toPanoramaTelevision Private Limited
for a media campaign called 'Beti Bachao-
4.31 Engagement and Collaboration on
Dadi Poti' to promote the value of the girl
child in India.
Logo support given to Focus
Best Practices under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
newsNetwork for a women-centric
TV series comprising of 365 capsules Jalgaon, Maharashtra : Digital Guddi Gudda
named “Abke Baras Mohe Bitiya Hi Board- a medium for advocacy
Dijo” for a set of 365 motivating and 4.32 Under the BBBP initiative, in order to update,
inspirational stories of women. monitor and give visibility to birth statistics, district
Collaboration withGirl Risingformalized of Jalgaon in Maharashtra has come up with a
for a campaign aligned with BBBP. The digital “Guddi Gudda Board”. Apart from
2013 Girl Rising film, translated in displaying disaggregated birth statistics, this Board
Hindi with popular actors from the film acts as a medium for advocacy and information. It
industry lending their voice was displays audio video IEC material related to the
premiered in India on 29th initiative. The board is placed in the offices of
August 2015 through Star Plus to mark Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, DC, Jalgaon, Zilla
the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Parishad and every Gram Panchayat in Jalgaon
District, Maharashtra.
Celltick Mobile Media has
collaboratedwith WCD to run a
campaign through cellphone
broadcast, reaching out to 400 million
Logo support given to Ganga
AvahanInitiative for the 35 day long
expedition, through which the
message of BBBP and awareness
about empowerment of the girl child
in India was promoted during all the
halts and events on passing through
various states.
Girls Count, a national-level coalitionof
civil society organizations, has The digital Beti Bachao BetiPadhao (BBBP)
collaborated and aligned with WCD on Guddi Gudda Board is being showcased at the
its campaign on 'Intensifying Centre of e-governance under Department of
Coordinated Response to Address Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY),
Gender-Biased Sex Selection and all Government of India.
forms of Discrimination against Women
and Girls' in five critical states of the 4.33 Mansa, Punjab - Project Udaan
country namely Haryana, Punjab, Uttar `Mansa district in Punjab has launched an initiative
Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. to inspire its girls to be educated. Under its 'Udaan -
Break through has collaborated withWCD Sapneya Di Duniya De Rubaru (Udaan- Live your
on “Share Your Story with Your Son”, Dream For One Day)' scheme, the Mansa
a digital media campaign on Sexual administration invites proposals from girls
Harassment, which will run from belonging to classes VI-XII. These girls have the
November-December, 2015. opportunity to spend one day with a professional

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they aspire to be — doctor, police official, 4.36 Adoption Scheme of Villages with Low
engineer, IAS and PPS officers, among Child Sex Ratio
others. A Face book page has been created for District Administration is encouraging the NGOs to
the same where activities and student adopt such villages and work sincerely to bring a
experience of the day are regularly updated. change in mind set. Adoption of two villages Sular
4.34 Celebration of Kanjaka Pooja in and Pasiana identified with low girl child ratio by
an NGO named Loving Adorable Daughters of
Our Organisation (LADOO). Tree Plantation
was organized in the campus of Mata Kaushalya
Hospital, Patiala with the message "Planting a
Tree on Birth of a Girl Child".
4.37 Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
The District Authorities are organizing various
Rallies with core participation from schools,
Army schools, employees of government
departments, etc
4.38 Street plays for generating awareness on
District Patiala, Punjab : Celebration of
Kanjaka Pooja
The District Administration of Patiala with
the help of an NGO organized Kanjaka Pooja
where all the lady officers were honoured by
the District Administration. The Pooja was
performed on 121 Kanjaka girls and Prasad
was distributed.
4.35 Certification of Appreciation
On the birth of a girl child, a certificate of
appreciation from Deputy Commissioner is
given to mothers. 211 mothers have been
honoured through this event.
Street plays are organized at the villages and in
markets to reach out to larger population.
Through story visualization, people are getting
sensitized towards the problems of sex-selective
elimination and issues related to the girl child
through a lifecycle approach.
Through a Signature Campaign, Pledge and
Oath Ceremony, message of BBBP has reached
out to700 students from PG colleges and several
Army Personnel.

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Mothers giving birth to a girl Prohibition Officers (CMPO) and makes child Child Protection and Welfare 52 . The logo of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has been 2006 makes child marriage an offence and painted on Anganwadi centre's Follow-up and prescribes punishment for those whose handholding of pregnant women is done for conducting/abetting/ promoting/permitting/ safe and healthy delivery through programs like solemnizing child marriage. Schools have been requested to organize awareness programs amongst the community for need of survival. child marriage has serious health repercussion on girls. procession and street plays on the themes of BBBP. such as frequent pregnancies. According to National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3). miscarriages and early motherhood. care and protection of the girl child. 2007. 4. It provides powers to "Panchaamrit" on completion of five months the State Governments to appoint Child Marriage of pregnancy. The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA). 2006 was enacted repealing the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929. 24th of every month is observed as a Girl Child day and various activities such as plantation of trees. In particular. it was estimated that around 47% of married women in the age group of 20-24 years were married before attaining the age of 18 years. education and protection of 4.42 The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA). 2006 : 4. Child Marriage 4. departments have been formed and notified. PCMA. Assam The program was launched on 24th of Jan' 15 (National Girl Child Day) at Sonapur block with plantation of trees in Dimoria high school. The Task Force Committees at various levels with representatives from various line the girl child.41 Child marriage is a violation of child rights. child are being felicitated with a token gift for encouragement and welcome of the child. and the Act came into force on 1st November. felicitation of mothers of girl children are organized.40 Enrollment of girls has been initiated in Government schools in the district and steps are being undertaken to ensure retention of girls in schools.39 Kamrup Metroplitan. Various programs are being organized for creating awareness amongst the community for education. care.

45 The Awards for the year 2015 were have adopted the PCMA.lakh and a certificate recognition to children with exceptional for each institution and Rs.marriages voidable at the discretion of the One Gold Medal.lakh and a scroll for abilities who have outstanding achievement in each individual. Children residing in India of or (a) Winners of the National Award for Child Welfare for the year 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 14. 2015. New Delhi. 2015 at IV.000/. CONFERMENT OF AWARDS Rashtrapati Bhawan. marriageable age. (v) culture. (iii) Sports.3/.000/-.000/. 20. (iv) Arts.1/. These awards are given to function organized on 14th November. and Nagaland informed that the Child Marriage is not in prevalence however they 4. The Awards for the year 2014 were various fields. The awards namely.000/.lakh. (ii) Scholastic achievements (e. 2006. child concerned on attaining legally 10.46 The Award was instituted in 1979 to honour five institutions and three individuals for National child Award for Exceptional their outstanding performance in the field of Child Achievement Welfare.11.44 The Award was instituted in 1996 to give includes a cash prize of Rs. 1/. (i) National Child Awards for list of Awardees is enclosed at Annexure-XVIX.for each awardees. New Delhi. (vi) Social Service. child welfare and child protection.2015 Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 4.43 The Government of India instituted three 30 children were awarded with silver medal. books voucher framed Rules under the Act and another set of of Rs.and a cash prize of 36 states have appointed CMPOs. During the year 4. So far 32 States/UTs have (b) Thirty Five Silver medals. books voucher of Rs. design. (vii) Music.10.47 The Award was instituted in 1994 to honour individuals who made outstanding Winners of the National child Award for contribution towards service for children. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. (ii) National National Award for Child Welfare Award for Child Welfare and (iii) Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award. 2015 at outstanding achievements in the field Rashtrapati Bhawan.g. The Award consist of: 53 Annual Report 2015-16 . 4. presented by the Hon'ble President of India at a function organized on 14th November. 3. first position in mathematics in two successive years on National Level. The list of including(i) Innovation in any field including Awardees is enclosed at Annexure-XX. Meghalaya Rs. Exceptional Achievement. (viii) Any other field which deserve recognition as per the decision of Central Selection Committee. The Exceptional Achievement Award is given to three individuals who have above the age of 9 years and not exceeding 16 done outstanding work in the fields of child years (as on 31st July of respective years) are development. a eligible. The National Award for Child Welfare 4.and a cash prize of Rs. The guidelines were revised in presented by the Hon'ble President of India at a March.

c o u n t r y A d o p t i statement now covers 18 'Demands for o n Convention Grants'(including Union Ministries/ 4. and captures all child specific schemes estimated that any shortfall in the schemes for the in the Union Budget. from other development schemes.51 The Ministry participated in the 4th Meeting Departments of Atomic Energy. Therefore. the 'Demands for Grants' resources. to States as recommended by the Fourteenth Budget Provisions for Schemes for the Welfare Finance Commission (FFC). 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Social Justice and Empowerment. Government in BE 2015-16 vis-à-vis RE 2014-15 is 4. This statement Union has come down. 2011-12. In 2008-09. Plan outlay of the Vol.5 4 4. V.5 2 2. there is strong case for identifying 2010-11 4. I N T E R N A T I O N A L Employment.8 meant specifically for addressing the needs of 0 0. However.e.49 A statement of 'Child Budgeting ' was on account of enhanced devolution of Union Taxes introduced in the Union Budget for 2008-09(i.7 well. Child Budgeting 2015-16 3. Statement 22. The 'Child Budgeting' 9 9 3 H a g u e I n t e r. Total Outlays for Child Specific Scheme as New Delhi. Inter-country Adoption Convention held from 8- Telecommunication and Information and 12 June 2015 in The Hague. child specific schemes is referred to as the 2011-12. 2013-14. Thus the “Child Budget” is 13. Industrial of the Special Commission on the 1993 Hague Policy and Promotion.5 5 children. This requires the segregation of schemes 2008-09 3. Source: Budget Provisions for Scheme for the Welfare The total magnitude of budget outlays on of Children. Union Budget.5 1 1. Human Resource Development.5 3 3. Statement 22. It is Budgets.6 expected to have some benefits for children as 2012-13 4. Health and Family Welfare. Development. The following year 2015 were presented by the Hon'ble diagram shows total outlays for child specific President of India at a function organized on schemes as percentage of total Union Budget. 2012- “Child Budget”.50 Marginally reduced contribution by the Union Government Budget. The list of Awardees is enclosed at Percentage of Total Union Budget Annexure-XXI. since children comprise one of the largest disadvantaged sections of Indian 2011-12 4.25 4. COOPERATION Tribal Affairs. I.48 Public expenditure meant for the 2014-15 4.1 the protection of public expenditure meant for 2009-10 3. when the welfare of children on account of FFC award will 'Child Budgeting' statement was introduced in be made up by the States from their enhanced the Union Budget. Union Budget 2008-09). Labour and VI. The Netherlands. 2010-11.silver plaque and a citation.5 development of the general population can be 2013-14 4. 2014-15 and 2015-16 Government of India not a separate budget but a part of the total 4. the total resources available with child specific schemes included those of for the schemes for the welfare of Children will be the Ministries of Women an Child remain unaffected. Consequent to the of Children . Broadcasting among others).5 Society. marking a significant increase from an initial eight Child Protection and Welfare 54 . 14th November.7 addressing the needs of children in particular. 2009-10. However. Expenditure Budget acceptance of the FFC award. Minority Affairs and Youth 4th Meeting of the Special Commission on the 1 Affairs and Sports. Posts. The Awards for the 'Demands for Grants' in 2008-09. Expenditure Budget Vol. to keep the has been carried over in subsequent Union budget for such programmes unchanged.

53 M i n i s t r y o f Wo m e n a n d C h i l d by ILO and WINROCK International. S A I E VA C R e g i o n a l S e c r e t a r i a t 'Global Summit on Food Fortification' i n collaboration with the SACG.52 The Ministry participated in the South Asia.Expert Group Meeting to Review and 2015. supported 4. (ii) assess existing initiative in participated in the 'Expert Group Meeting to addressing/ combating child labour in South Asia. Review and Finalize the Regional Plan of and (iii) map out potential partners/ collaboration to Action to End Child Labour' organized by the operationalise the Regional Action Plan. refine and finalize Child Labour the Regional Action Plan to End Child Labour in 4. 55 Annual Report 2015-16 . Hosted Development in 'Global Summit on Food by the SAIEVAC National Mechanism. The Expert Group meeting was convened Finalize the Regional Plan of Action to End with the objectives to (i) review. Fortification' held in Arusha (Tanzania) from 9- Government of Sri Lanka on 8-9 December 11 September 2015.

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5 Gender Budgeting Towards a New Dawn .


This is past ten years. 2015 is capacities and building expertise to a significant year. policies and programmes training institutes across the country have earnestly as well as establishment of different relevant pursued the goal of achieving gender equality and institutions to advance gender equality and women's empowerment through Gender Budgeting. as India completes ten years undertake gender mainstreaming of of commencement of Gender Budgeting as well policies/schemes/ programmes. allocation i) Placing emphasis on institutional of resources. In fact. has been following a three pronged maintaining a gender perspective at various strategy to pursue the process of Gender stages like programme/ policy formulation. rather it covers 5.1 The Government of India is as marking the deadline for the achievement of the committed to promote gender equality in all Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). non-government representatives on tools of gender Government of India adopted Gender analysis. Budgeting in the country: assessment of needs of target groups.4 The Ministry of Women and Child analysing various economic policies from the Development as the nodal agency for Gender gender perspective.2 Gender Budgeting is not an through adequate resource allocation and accounting exercise but an ongoing process to gender sensitive programme formulation ensure that benefits of development reach and implementation. ii) Strengthening internal and external 5. is programme implementation and policies. Chapter 5 Gender Budgeting 5. the Ministry of Women and Child conspicuous in gender responsive legal and Development and its various affiliates as well as the policy frameworks. Gender Budgeting is b) Mainstreaming gender concerns in public concerned not only with public expenditures expenditure and policy. the culmination of this process. commitment and allocation for women 5. A gender responsive budget is Government. In the sectors and at all levels of governance. implementation of programmes. mechanisms and practices in all M i n i s t impact assessment. c) Gender audit of public expenditure. and but also with the gender differentiated impact of revenue mobilization by the Government. not confined to budgets alone. reprioritization of r i e s / D e p a r t m e n t s o f t h e resources. as an approach. women as much as men.3 For Gender Budgeting in India. planning and monitoring because the Budgeting as a budgetary strategy at the critical activities that constitutes the gender national level in 2005-06 with the budgeting exercise include: introduction of the Gender Budget Statement a) Addressing gap between policy as part of our National Budget. Gender Budgeting entails Budgeting. In order to advance The focus has been on the dynamic process of the agenda of promoting gender equality and building awareness among the government and mainstreaming gender across sectors. and 59 Annual Report 2015-16 . Gender Budgeting. women's empowerment. etc. review of existing policies and guidelines.

both intra and inter-ministerial. 5. Budget and Accounts Division The specific questions are given below: of the Ministry concerned.6 A Gender Budget Statement (popularly 5. Ministries and Departments (see Annexure- XXII). Ministry of Finance on 31st March i) Gender Budgeting Cells – Focal 2014 marks an important landmark in this Point at Ministry/Department level process. All new programmes. the Gender Budgeting initiatives may be reviewed at least once a quarter at the level of In case the proposal has gender components. Use of this affiliates and the State Government format will encourage gender sensitivity and Departments.iii) Initiating the exercise of gender 30% to 99% allocation for women. As mandated. Policy. Checklist-I is mechanism that can be used by Ministries/ for programmes that are beneficiary-oriented and Departments to review their programmes from a consciously target women. The first part of the to enable identification of constraints in outreach Statement. modality of the PPS is gender-sensitive and that 05. Secretary/Additional Secretary of the please provide the following information in Department.5 In order to mainstream gender across schemes (PPS) for which funds are requested are Ministries and Departments and its various to be viewed through a gender lens. information on Gender Analysis of the proposal.8 The Ministry of Women and Child known as Statement-20) was introduced in Development has formulated specific guidelines Union Budget 2005-06. the Ministry of Finance women's participation in all new PPSs from the mandated setting up of Gender Budgeting start. These Cells set up in 57 tabular form as shown below.7 T h e r e v i s e d f o r m a t o f E F C / P I B I. Institutional mechanisms and Memorandum for original cost estimates and practices for Gender Budgeting revised cost estimates issued by Department of Expenditure. Statement includes Schemes/Programmes with Gender Budgeting 60 . It is a reporting in the form of Checklists I and II. presenting information on the allocations for These guidelines help in reviewing public women. The Gender Budgetary allocations are expenditure and policy from a gender perspective reflected in two parts. The functions and working of proposal relating only to women. Checklist-II covers gender lens and is an important tool for other “mainstream” sectors and programmes. the Gender Budgeting Cell gender impact assessment is built into the design should comprise a cohesive group of senior/ of the PPS. Coordination. This group should be headed by an officer not below the rank of Briefly explain the specific objectives ofthe Joint Secretary. ii) Gender Budget Statement- Reporting Allocations iv) Using Gender-sensitive Checklists 5. Item 5 of the revised format seeks middle level officers from the Plan. It will also ensure that the implementation Cells in each Ministry/Department in 2004. projects and 5. iii) Gender Awareness. auditing of existing programmes. Part A includes Schemes with 100% of programmes and policies to cover women and allocation for women while Part B of the introduction of suitable corrective action. serve as focal points for coordinating Gender Budgeting initiatives.Policy Appraisal which would then feed into addressing gaps and strengthening service through EFC/PIB Memorandum delivery mechanisms.

Establishing requirement of Resources in terms of develop stronger accountability mechanisms population of targeted beneficiaries/ magnitude of towards gender budgeting. iv. decision-making processes at various levels within the v. Youth and Sports i. Establishing whether users/beneficiaries are being Suggested steps that may be undertaken by these various categorized by sex (male/female) at present and if Ministries/Departments who are running programmes/ not to what extent would it be feasible. Indicating the extent to which women are engaged in budget and physical targets thereof. Conventional Energy Sources.) vii. for a Performance Audit few select programmes/schemes which may be selected either in terms of their perceived gender impact. Planning for modification in policies and/or an Action Plan for the year 2015-16 indicating programmes/schemes based on results of review. Labour.physical and selection can be based on considerations of heaviest budget financial vis-a-vis the annual targets and allocation. incidence of benefit. Compiling a trend analysis of expenditure and 5. and achieve the perceived problems like IMR. to start with. viii. desired change. ii. literacy ratio etc. sphere. List of schemes and programmes which are quotas. gender budget analysis. Industry. Carrying out reality check. List of all programmes entailing public expenditure Affairs. the Theseexercisescanbecommencedbyeach trend of past expenditure etc. has been carried out for Communications. ii. iii.postprojectincreasein vi.either through affirmative action like i. women's special buses etc. Ministry/Department of the Government. priority lists etc. Briefly indicating activities undertaken under the v. v) Annual Action Plan of the Gender identifying impact indicators like comparative status Budgeting Cells. where the targeted iv. the gender budgeting exercise may be institutionalized need for strengthening delivery infrastructure. Commerce etc. Urban gender impact of their expenditure.9 Achieving change requires policy and output indicators and impact indicators. Assessing adequacy of resource allocation in sector and in the organizations and initiating action to terms of population of targeted beneficiaries that correct gender biases and imbalances. Analysing the employment pattern in rendering of programme for women. capacity building etc. Based on the result of carrying out the above identifying constraints in achieving targets (like steps. Quantifying allocation of resources in annual vii. Transport. Small Scale Industries and Agro with a brief description of activities entailed. Tribal Affairs. or through expansion of services that are women specific like all women gender specific police stations. in the manner detailed in checklist. the Ministry has been pursuing xi. Telecom.Evaluation of programme intervention. Reviewing adequacy of resources available – with all the Gender Budgeting Cells (GBCs) of financial and physical like trained manpower etc. need the concerned schematic intervention. Addressing constraints identified from step (vi) impediments to their participation in public above. In order to x. the Central Ministries / Departments to prepare xii. women. may Ministries/Departments like Health and Family Welfare. Human Resource Development. areas of gender concern that requires focussed attention of the Ministry. programme actions to improve women's access to Future Planning and Corrective Action scarce and valued resources and remove various ix. increase in employment of women's recruitment. schemes of a gender specific nature i. Identify possibility of undertaking special beneficiaries are primarily women are as follows: measures to facilitate access of services for Planning and Budgeting women. Identifying target group of beneficiaries/users. and Rural Industries. by way of isolation Mainstream sectors like Defence. of women related expenditure. Reviewing actual performance. Indicating expected output indicators like number perspective and examining avenues to enhance of women beneficiaries. consider adopting the following check list to determine the Rural Development. of women before and after the programme etc. Science and Technology.e. raising awareness and so on. of women either in employment force or as users. Textiles and Agriculture. Power. Employment and Poverty Alleviation. these services/programmes from a gender iii. Non. Social Justice and Empowerment. MMR. Drinking Water. or the vi. In order to 61 Annual Report 2015-16 . Focus on special initiatives to promote participation resources/income/skills etc. Checklist I for Gender Specific Expenditure Checklist-II for Mainstream Sectors Conventionally.

etc. This scheme is being continued in the Twelfth Plan. Drinking Water in conducting a number of trainings.e.12 A Plan Scheme for Gender Budgeting was process in Central Ministries/Departments.11 While a number of trainings have been II. External Affairs. Department of Posts and in both the Central Ministries as well as State Department of Scientific and Industrial Governments. workshops. The second I n d u s t r i e s . research surveys. launched in the year 2008 during the Eleventh the MWCD as the nodal agency for women. p o /Workshops licymaking. R i v e r Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. the MWCD has been engaged Home Affairs. Minister. still there is a need for Budgeting covering a large number of stakeholders who are i) Organising/supporting GB trainings involved in various stages of governance. for conducting trainings/workshops. 5. i. D e p a r Government stakeholders.budgeting. 5. Ministries/Departments of State Level. For this. Capacity Building for Gender conducted in the past. Heavy one to one interactions/discussions and development of resource material. monitoring and evaluation. interaction with both the Government and Non- Department of Telecommunications. the demand for capacity building and Research (DSIR) have prepared their annual technical support is rising. Under key focus areas of the MWCD has been the Scheme. Plan period. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. Wa t e r R e s o u r c e s . has been supporting the process.systematically mainstream gender and programmes at the National level and also at the strengthen the GBCs.planning. Women and Child Development releasing the second edition of the Gender Budgeting Handbook on 9th October 2015 at VigyanBhawan. Department of Consumer Affairs. Tribal Affairs. gender mainstreaming of policies/ schemes/ for the purpose. inter alia. Over the last few years. One of the capacity building. t m ent ofS oci a l J us ti ceand in view of the growing gender budgeting awareness Empowerment. Ministry of Earth been developed by the Ministry to facilitate such Sciences. the Ministry undertakes strengthening internal and external capacities many programmes as well as provides financial and building expertise of GBCs to undertake support to Central/ State Government agencies. and Sanitation. action plan for the year 2015-16. Smt. New Delhi Gender Budgeting 62 . edition of the Gender Budgeting Handbook has Ministry of Textiles.10 While the Ministry of Finance has been instrumental in institutionalizing the GB 5. implementation.

VAMNICOM. This orientation serves as the an amount of Rs. The draft Gender Audit mainstream Ministries / Departments which Guidelines was sent to Comptroller and Auditor have large budgetary allocations but are General (CAG) of India and Ministry of Finance perceived as “gender neutral” due to the for consideration for its adoption. 19-21 August 2015. to. Budgeting in these Ministries/Departments. schemes. 2015 Master Trainers. discussion with senior officials of such for conducting various training programmes and Ministries to provide orientation on gender issues workshops on Gender Budgeting. 8-9 June.00 crore was training programmes. the Ministry organizes one- allocated for the Scheme in the year 2015-16. 2015. Gender Budgeting Workshop for State Level Officers. With this in view the Ministry developed These included trainings for officers of various a draft Gender Audit Guidelines in and pilot tested Ministries/Departments of Central Government the same on the Dairy Entrepreneurship as well as State level functionaries.45 crore have been incurred first step to introduce the concept of Gender till December. Hyderabad Gender Budgeting Workshop for State Level Officers. 28-30 September 2015 Sikkim. 1. During the year 2015-16.14 The Ministry has been focusing on gender within the DEDS. Gender Audit Initiatives training programmes /workshops on the subject were organized by the Ministry against a target 5.The Comptroller constitution of their programmes/schemes and Auditor General of India observed that it was which are not beneficiary focused. Apart from not feasible to create a Gender Audit Cell in the State Level Post-Budget Consultation on Gender Gender Budgeting workshop in Rural Development for Budgeting. 2015) a total of 30 III. Himachal Pradesh. Out of which within their sectors. Dairying and Fisheries (DAHDF). Development Scheme (DEDS) of the Department of Animal Husbandry.15 The third important aspect of Gender of 20 in collaboration with training institutes of Budgeting is undertaking gender audit of specific repute.13 An outlay of Rs. 19-21 November 2015 63 Annual Report 2015-16 . 2.5. NIRD. (up to 31st December. Ministry of Agriculture to identify ii) One-to-one interactions critical gaps and challenges in mainstreaming 5. both at the National and State Level.

Ms. LopamudraMohanty, Director, MWCD referring to Ms. Preeti Sudan, Additional Secretary, distributing
the new Gender Budgeting Handbook in a Gender certificate to a participant in a Gender Budgeting Workshop
Budgeting Workshop at IIPA, New Delhi, 4-6 Nov. 2015 at IIPA New Delhi, 4-6 November 2015

CAG office and would rather prefer to State Initiatives on Gender Budgeting
mainstream gender audit aspects in regular 5.16 The training programmes of the Ministry of
performance audits. On the other hand, the Women and Child Development have also
Controller General of Accounts, Internal Audit facilitated adoption of Gender Budgeting by
Division, Ministry of Finance has constituted a many State Governments.
Group of Officers to examine the draft Gender
Audit Guidelines and recommend framework State Governments have used a range of
for conduct of gender audit of schemes of the mechanisms to implement Gender Budgeting.
Government of India. The first meeting of the These include the identification of a Nodal
Group of Officers was held on 7th January 2016 Department for Gender Budgeting; constitution of
and it was decided to undertake gender audit on Gender Budgeting Cells; formulation of a State
pilot basis for the two schemes namely Indira Policy for Gender; setting up Committees for
Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna (IGMSY) of Oversight; creating a Gender Data Bank; making
MWCD and Indira AwasYojana (IAY) of checklists; including a Gender Budget Statement in
MoRD. Six Ministries were also identified to the State Budget; Capacity Building; preparation of
undertake gender specific studies in 2nd -4th a Brochure and Handbook; and conducting
Quarters of 2016-17. Performance Audit and linkages with the RFD.

Gender Budgeting 64


Plan, Statistics, Research
and Other Activities
Towards a New Dawn


has been well Ministries which has yielded into commitment recognised. The statistical advisor has also taken in implementing these schemes/ represented the Ministry in the programmes. National workshop on Gender Statistics this division has developed various statistical on 30th November. Research and Other Activities 6. The Bureau will further represent the (Centre and State Governments). research of ongoing gender issues and especially for Goal-5 which says programmes and certain situational analysis “ Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all also very crucial. and.3 During the Financial Year 2015-16. SDGs conducted by NITI channelized through a huge bureaucratic setup Ayog. The redress them as the schemes get implemented Bureau collects information for the Ministry with for the benefit of the people as a whole and to regard to function on 'Statistics Day' held on 29th speed up the development process. With the June 2015 to bring in focus the subject of knowledge of the grievances at the grass root development of women for the theme “Social level.1 The need for an efficient statistical indicators along with the established indicators system in the Ministry for compiling and related to the welfare of women. As. New Delhi 67 Annual Report 2015-16 . cultural and economic conditions is required. The Bureau has the issue of women and children. in order to sustain the efficient Women and Girls“. some corrective measures may also be Development”. and to assess the collating quality and credible statistics related to status of women empowerment. Statistics. For better planning and and assured cooperation from them in this saga. it is likely that Ministry in various consultation processes related there would arise some public grievances to the development of suitable indicators for this related to implementation of schemes. a thorough understanding of the several meetings with the concerned stakeholders to multifaceted interactions between a programme develop required indicators for SDGs related to and its social. to handle the mechanism of redressal of public grievances. 6. sponsoring meaningful research in the fields of welfare and development of women & children. 2015. The purpose. facilitates arranged frequent meetings with the various line planning and policy making.2 The Statistics Bureau in the Ministry has been entrusted to look after the collection and compilation of statistics. It has represented the Ministry progress and attain goals mandates under the in the National Level Consultation Workshop for Ministry. The Ministry has collaborated with the policy makers are required to listen to these MoSPI for conducting National Consultation grievances raised at the ground level and workshop on data Gaps in Gender Statistics. Chapter 6 Plan.4 The Bureau has discussed and conducted programmes. Therefore. implementing development schemes/ 6. the development programmes are Health & Education. 6.

an amount subject matters of the grievances pertain. and social problems requiring Ministry. of Rs. The disposal of public grievances is services. professional associations in the field of women and child received are also sent to the concerned development and similar organizations/agencies officers in the Ministry. 2. Ministry. The research on Ministry are attended on top priority. and action. Scheme Public Grievances 6. applicants are advised to contact the 6. In some cases.8 The Grievance redressal mechanism is a Development sponsor the projects in the fields part and parcel of an accountability machinery of of welfare and development of women and any administration.Conference of Central and State Statistical organisations. can be made to an institution or a group of On daily basis. research institutes. Government of India attaches children including Food and Nutrition aspects. President's Secretariat and the (iv) training of personnel and (v) promotion of Department of Administrative Reforms & Public innovative activities. The hard copies of the grievances voluntary organizations. For strong and effective responsible for success and failures of the internal grievances redressal mechanism in the projects of MWCD at the ground level. which have the capacity to do research.5 The Ministry of Women & Child 6. all Divisional Heads in the Ministry and 6.6 The grants covers (i) research including one officer each from all the attached/subordinate action research for the development of offices have been appointed as Nodal Officers for innovative programmes or for testing the public grievances in respect of their Division/ feasibility and efficacy of programmes and Office. and effective grievance keeping in consideration plan policies and redressal mechanism has been established in the programmes.42 crores has been released to different Other Programme and activities 68 . Those persons having Undertakings also eligible. 1.7 Against the budget allocation of concerned Central Ministry/Department/Agency where the Rs. priorities within these broad areas are their redressal.00 crores for the year 2015-16.9 At present. the following mechanisms for proposal. A Joint various issues of women and children are very Director of the Ministry has been designated as important to understand multifaceted factors Public Grievance Officer. Acknowledgments are sent to thoseapplicants Institutions set up and fully funded by Central who do not have the e-mail address or Government/State Governments/ Public Sector mobile number. during 2015-16 to different organisations for new / Grant-in-Aid for Research & Publications old projects are at Annexure – XXIII. (iii) monitoring of programmes Minister's Office. programming and review of National Portal (directly from public). Grant under this category Grievances are being followed.. their grievances. which will be helpful in formulating research 6. To make the Ministry responsive given to research projects of applied nature and friendly to the people. Portal online and sorts out the grievance The institutions will conduct research study relating to different Bureaus for necessary which is universities. Details of funds sanctioned/ released Organisations (COCSO). top priority to the Public Grievances (PGs) and However. Public Grievance institutions for carrying out a specific research Officeraccesses to the National web project with one or more scholars directing it. disseminating research findings or in handling public grievances concerning the Ministry social situational analysis likely to be helpful in of Women and Child Development received from planning. (ii) workshops/seminars/conferences monitored on weekly basis by Secretary (WCD). Prime implementation. The voluntary grievances are also informed about the organization should have 3 (three) years' details of the officers who will redress experience after registration. Public Grievances received in the urgent public intervention.

Country. Leave Management System (eLeave).11 A p a r t f r o m t h e s c h e m e s a n d programmes that have a direct bearing on the welfare and well-being of the women and children. a G2E/G2G solution developed by National Informatics Centre to provide a one-stop access point to organization information and applications/services in the is taken care of after due discussion. 6. therefore. Tour Management System (eTour). managing the IT-support cell for the Ministry of 69 Annual Report 2015-16 . the Ministry implements a few schemes that help in furthering understanding The Union Minister for Women and Child Development. mostly relate to A team of officers of NIC works in close suggestions e.eoffice. hardware and maintained in this Bureau. NIC officers in the Ministry being continued to provide software. The Progress Report of grievances received and 6. Personnel Information Management System (PIMS). indirectly help Office of WCD Ministry.10 Large numbers of grievances which are computer based Management Information System. Smt.14 This system has been developed and Information Technology implemented in the Ministry for the monitoring of works assigned to all senior officers of the Ministry 6. These are generally introduced & latest development in running discussed among the officers of the MWCD. thus. are forwarded to the concerned 6. NIC-WCD has implemented disposed of from various sources up-to eOffice Premium product (includes File 31/12/2015 is given in the following table: Management System (eFile).Records of the action taken Women and Child Development which has more reportfurnished by the concerned than 250 nodes of Local Area Network. of the issues of women and children. their cause. changes in the existing laws coordination with the officials of the Ministry to and policies of the MWCD for improving the maintain existing software and develop new conditions of women and children in the programmes as per the requirement of the Ministry. received in physical mode. considered as schemes for the benefit of the women and children. consultancy support to Ministry in developing 6. They are. software in the year of 2015-16 by the Ministry The possibility of inclusion of those with the help of NIC are as follows: suggestions in the implementation of schemes eOffice : https://mwcd. Knowledge Management System (KMS). promote Maneka Sanjay Gandhi addressing at the launch of the e- innovative ideas and. These are discussed in the following Agenda Monitoring System : paras: 6.12 National Informatics Centre (NIC) is and is used in the weekly meeting of senior officers.g. in New Delhi on December28. 2015.13 Brief description of some of the programmes officers in the Collaboration and Messaging Services (CAMS)).14 This year.

Unit (DCPU)/State Adoption Resource 6. TrackChild portal has two 6. Enhanced Searching Mechanism They are updating the status of the issues Citizen information receiving & alerttracking weekly with their decisions and action taken. and Juvenile Agency (SAA)/District Child Protection Justice Boards etc. Some of the key Online acceptance of children by PAPs. linking adoptable children with Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs). the provider proper development. Child Development entrusted NIC to develop a 6. care.e. PAPs seeking to adopt a child.15 The number of children 'missing' every mechanism for all child protection service year is a great concern for the country.18 An online portal “Child Adoption Resource software which not only have a data base of Information and Guidance System .19 The CARINGS portal has been modified as modules i. one for the Police to enter per Guidelines governing Adoption of Children. The entire process of 6. 2000 and Central home have been covered in the CARINGS portal.The concerned Bureau Heads are adding Other Programme and activities important issues of the ministry through their Mobile Application (Android). Child Provision for uploading of Home StudyReport Care Institutions (CCIs)/ Homes. The other module is Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) can for the members of the Child Welfare optfrom three States for adoption or information of missing as well as children 2015.nic. It requires data entry and updating at PAPs various levels such as Police stations. Missing/Found alert to police(CWO) andalert 6.17 The Khoya-Paya a citizen centric web Agency (SARA). (HSR) at the level of Specialised Adoption Child Welfare Committees. Some of the salient features include:- being recovered/found. 70 . The Ministry of Women and http://cara. Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) anywhere from the country. through system. Monitoring of children who arerecovered/found or residing in CCIs. Adoption process at SAA level. Online approval and No ObjectionCertificate Monitoring of cases of missing children (NOC) process for Inter Country PAPs. features of the integrated TrackChild portal are as: Monitoring of reports by SAA/DCPU/ Matching of missing children SARA/CARA withrecovered/found children. Model JJ Rules. and functionaries of Child Care Institutions Provision for uploading of documents by (CCIs). corner of TrackChild Portal. portal has also been integrated as a citizen Online referral of children to PAPs. and developed adhering to the guidelines various clearances. protection and “e-Alerts” for Citizens & all Stakeholders monitoring of 'vulnerable' children living in CARINGS An online adoption system Child Care Institutions (CCIs) are other important issues. system on Mobile application and mobile Integrated Track child – an overview: URL version of Trackchild http://trackthemissing child. adoption process and provided in the Juvenile Justice (Care and monitoring of child in the new found adopted Protection of Children) Act.16 'Track Child' portal has been designed child adoption viz.CARINGS” missing children but it also have a provision to has been developed and launched for agencies track the children living in various Child Care handling child adoptions across the country by Institutions (CCIs) under JJ Act and ICPS. login id and password protected software. 2007 and the provisions laid Salient Features of CARINGS: down in the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).

40 crores (RE). outdoor. and other forms of media for essential services like provision of dissemination of information. Family Welfare & Health with ICDS scheme of (i) Audio Spot: 11 audio spots of different MWCD. 37. INA in New Delhi. Accordingly.42 population of children of 0 to 6 years. 71 Annual Report 2015-16 . immunization etc. crore (including LoAs) has been incurred on the adolescent girls. To meet the challenges involved in physical activities during 2015-16 are as under: the provision of effective. 2015 at Dilli Information. preschool education. supplementary nutrition. campaign by spreading social messages through LPG Gas Bills was run across the 6.22 Besides above some module like county. publication of Government of India for the provision of booklet.24 During 2015-16 against a budget allocation of referral medical services.20 ICDS is a flagship programme of on using print.03. avail them. Exhibition was organized by the Ministry from 13th to 23rd November. Tracking System software of Ministry of TV channels and Doordarshan. Prasar Bharti over Pvt. The strategy is based 6. Hon'ble these objectives of the Ministry. In order to meet by Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. The exhibition was inaugurated women and nurturing children.National Portal on Integrated Child Ministry plans its annual strategy considering the Development Services (ICDS):. the 2015. of Art of ICT.21 In the 2015 besides the development of duration and one spot of 40 second ICDS-MIS. we have started the work for the duration were telecast across the country Integration of Database of Mother & Child through DAVP.2016. APIPs (Annual Programme Implementation Plans) and SOE (Statement of Expenditure) (v) Women of India Exhibition – 2015: the are developed as per the requirement of ICDS first of its kind Women of India Ortganic section of the ministry. and timely interventions of 6.02. of the scheme. (ii) Video Spots: Three spots of 30 seconds 6. target audience for spreading awareness about its schemes and programmes. The theme of (IEC) the exhibition was “Women and Organic 6. pregnant women and nursing media activities of the Ministry till 11. the target M i n i s t e r o f Wo m e n a n d C h i l d population needs to be informed about policies / Development and the Union Minister of programmes of the Ministry and they need to Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri understand the details of various schemes to Radha Mohan Singh on 13th November.2016) on the Act and introduced in different periods as per the State schemes / programmes of the Ministry. The mothers. for the targeted Rs. electronic. Various versions of the MIS English and regional languages during software application has been designed and 2015-16 (till 25.23 The vision of the Ministry is empowering Products”. efficient and better (i) Print Media: 8 advertisements were managed services. the district of Faridabad was recommended for the study of the possibilities for the integration (iv) Outdoor Publicity: A w a r e n e s s of the database of these two ministries. Education & Communication Haat. After the preliminary studies of the duration were broadcast across the both systems. the ministry has selected one country through DAVP and Prasar Bharti district Faridabad of Haryana state for this work over private FM channels. an MIS system has been developed and introduced from the inception released in prominent newspapers in Hindi. an expenditure of Rs. community of integration and consequently a field visit for radio and All India Radio.

25 In the exhibition.26 The visitors also enjoyed 'Forgotten Training.27 The main objective of the exhibition was to foods.rajma. the Ministry made entry of visitors free on all spices. Amaranth etc. over 600 women regarded as healthy foods eaten by all but have artisans /entrepreneurs from Leh to lost their popularity over time. Ministry has got overwhelming response to the exhibition as more women entrepreneurs / artisans got opportunity to participate and market their products. cosmetics. amd lemon tea. groups and promote organic products. the Ministry has duly reported the reserved vacancies to Department of Personnel & 6.28 Reservation Policy of the Government of India in the services is being followed in the Ministry and the organizations under its control. in New Delhi on November 13. vegetables and support and encourage women and women-led fruits. Smt. ethinic 6. mushrooms. dresses. handicrafts. The attached office i. pulses. Nutrition Board and all the autonomous bodies Bajra. As a cadre authority. 2015. 6. Kuttu. fabrics. The organic liquid pesticides and fungicides etc. Reservation for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes 6. The Ministry distributed certificates of participation to the participants. organic days of the exhibition. which were earlier under Ministry of Women and Child Development Other Programme and activities 72 . dyes. Bee wax. Ragi. honey. pickles and preserves. Food and Foods/ Millets such as jhongora. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development. Shri Radha Mohan Singh lighting the lamp to inaugurate the first of its kind Women of India Exhibition with the theme 'Women and organic Products'.tea. To encourage Kanyakumari and from Kohima to Kutch people to come in large numbers in the Mela and participated with their organic products.e. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi and the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. to know about the benefits of organic products. including large varities of rice.

The Charter has been distributed among stake holders. Backward Classes by making special efforts.20 Details of the Ministry's functions along Annual Statements showing the representation with its functionaries and the list of CPIOs and of SCs.31 Under the provisions of the Right to Committee Information Act 2005. Various programmes have and equivalent Officers) and 11 Appellate been organised for the promotion of the 73 Annual Report 2015-16 . related to the Ministry of WCD and subordinate Public Authority and Appellate Authority. nodal unit for 6.wcd. The quarterly online on RTI Web Portal are also being progress reports for the progressive use of Hindi forwarded online to the concerned CPIO. It also functions as Right to Information (RTI) Cell i. appointed to ensure commitments of transparency The Centre provides information on different and suo-moto disclosures in time bound manner.32 The Ministry has presently 13 CPIOs and the employees of the Ministry have working (at the level of Directors. returns on RTI applications/appeals to the Efforts are being made to promote the use of Hindi CIC. During the year Annexures-XXIV & XXV respectively.33 The Ministry has taken various steps in officers in the Ministry for compliance. Deputy Secretaries knowledge of Hindi. All the officers 6. pursuance of the commitment of disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act. the Information and Progressive Use of Hindi Facilitation Centre (IFC) acts as nodal agency for RTI matters.34 The Department related Parliamentary receiving RTI applications. offices were reviewed and sent regularly to the Department of Official Language. Standing Committee of the Ministry on Human Resource Development has been constituted with Right to Information Act. The details about grants Information Facilitation Center (IFC) made to organisations/State Government have 6. programs and schemes of the Ministry to the Parliamentary Committees visitors. A (IFC) WCD. www.35 During the period under report.30 Information and Facilitation Centre been uploaded on the website of the Ministry. The IFC strengthened. has been functioning as a single Transparency Officer. The IFC Section receives and 6. 3163 number of Citizen's / Client's Charter applications were received online in the Ministry and forwarded to the concerned CPIOs/Public 6. RTI Applications/Appeals received in the correspondence and notings. All the Computers (PCs) within the is also responsible for submission of quarterly Ministry are equipped with bilingual facility.e. It also implementation of the Official Language decisions of the CPIOs. 2015-16 (upto 3. 1963 coordinates follow up action on the and Official Language Rules 1976.e.2016). 2005 Dr.wcd@nic. which has been placed on the for. 221 Appeals received online against the website of the Ministry (www.are advised to fill up the vacancies reserved for Authorities (at level of Additional Secretaries. JS (IFC/RTI) has been window of this Ministry for public relations. official Appeals/Orders received from the Central language division of the ministry has been Information Commission (CIC) etc. the Ministry thereafter forwards RTI applications to the continued its efforts towards the maximum use of Central Public Information Officers Hindi in official work. It has also been circulated to all the 6. Schedule Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Joint Secretaries and equivalent Officers).3. To ensure the effective (CPIOs)/Public Authorities concerned.29 The Ministry has prepared a Citizen's / Authorities for providing information requested Client's Charter. Satyanarayan Jatiya as the Chairman of the 6. STs and OBCs and Persons with Appellate Authorities are available on Ministry's Disabilities during the 2014-15 is at website i.

Women and Child Development. keeping in Hindi Salahkar Samiti view the inspection target of annual programme 2015-16. It reviews the policy of the Government of India. all the progress made in connection with the use of documents covered under Sec 3 (3) of the Hindi and gives appropriate suggestions and Official Language Act 1963 viz. in-charge OL. inspection of various divisions/sections 6. Implementation Committee (OLIC) Compliance of Section 3(3) of the Official Act 6. According to the directions of the Department of Official To Organise Hindi Diwas / Pakhwada / Maah Language. there must be two meetings in a 6. etc are being Hindi workshops & inspections issued both in English and Hindi. Hindi Salahkar Samiti is was undertaken and feedback was taken from the constituted in the ministry under the officers to maximise the use of Hindi in the Chairpersonship of Hon'ble. NCPCR and CSWB Government. use of Hindi in the Ministry. office memorandum. Other than 6. the weekly meetings. workshops were organised and participants were Rule 5 of official language rules 1976 is being apprised of official language policy and quarterly fully complied by the Ministry.36 In pursuance of the official language joint secretary. Other Programme and activities 74 . Ministry from 1st to 30th September. Details Departmental Official Language are summarised below:. progressive use of Hindi in the official work in standing notes. Cabinet takes decision. Ministry were translated during this period.38 The meetings of Departmental official 1963 and Rule 5 of the Official Language Rules language implementation Committee (OLIC) are 1976 being held regularly under the chairmanship of 6. material related being issued by Secretary for the increase of to Parliamentary Standing Committee. Meeting of the Hindi Salahkar Samiti being Chaired by Smt. Apart from this. Parliament Questions. One meeting was held on June 29th June. Accordingly.37 For effective implementation and of the Ministry and the subordinate offices of the monitoring of official language policy of the Ministry namely.39 To encourage the officers and employees to this. this period Hon'ble Minister. Hon'ble. WCD and Secretary. 2015. NIPCCD. notifications. progress report of Hindi. circulars. During 2015 and other is to be proposed shortly.40 The Hindi month was celebrated in the year. Minister for official work. books related to various schemes of the do their maximum official work in Hindi. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. the directions are notes. 2015. Minister for Women and Child Development on June 29th June.

6. letters are being issued at Rs17. Hindi Work in E-office Annual Plan and Action Plan 6. was inaugurated by Hon'ble Prime Minister of Nagaland.42 10th World Hindi Conference was outlay for the implementation of its programme organized by Ministry of External Affairs in the seven North-Eastern States of Arunachal from 10th-12th September. During the year. India. Certificates and cash prizes were appearing in the most recent audit reports of the given to the 7 winners by the Secretary. Scheme-wise through e-office only and being put up on the details are given at Annexure-XXVII. Tripura and Sikkim. the Ministry has allocated 10% of the Annual Plan 6.41 Hon'ble Minister inaugurated the e- and Child Development for the year 2015-16 was offices on 28th December 2015. Manipur. WCD.45 As per the guidelines of the Planning 10th World Hindi Conference Commission and the Ministry of Finance.44 The Plan outlay for the Ministry of Women 6. Somasundaran. in official work.286.73 crores and has been revised office is being done by Hindi section. Hindi Unicode facility is Plan for the North-East Region available in all computers.30th September. competition. Conference was very knowledgeable and was held to give practical knowledge of Hindi well appreciated by the officials.257. In this conference. An independent committee was Status of ATNs on CAG Paras constituted to select the winners of this 6. Annexure – XXVI. work by issuing an appeal amongst employees. All circulars. files. notice board. 2015). Shri V. Meghalya. Conference was of North-Eastern Areas with the existing support attended by Hindi officials of Ministry of 75 Annual Report 2015-16 . Assam. The committee suggested that such competition year ending March. 2015 at Bhopal. It Pradesh. 2015 and details of action taken should be held every year. Mizoram. Secretary (WCD) with the awardees of certificates to the staff of Ministry for using Hindi in official work during 'Hindi month' celebration (1st .43 The summary of important audit observations.10. lectures on the development of Hindi across the During the month a noting -drafting competition world. Officials participated in various seminars.00 crores at RE Stage. All work in e- fixed at Rs. WCD encouraged to use Hindi in the official WCD. so that officers and on audit observations received from Comptroller & employees are motivated and encouraged to Auditor General (CAG) are at work in Hindi. representatives of 39 efforts were made to involve social organizations countries participated.

Community Food and Nutrition i) Normally. respectively. community. Most of institutions are required to make efforts to the programmes are located in the areas where enroll Scheduled Caste and Scheduled the women and children belonging to Tribe women for the course. by vulnerable and weaker sections of the society. This adolescent girls and women under accelerated condition is relaxed in the case of programmes for the development of SC/ST institutions located in tribal areas.49 The schemes of Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) are aimed at improving nutritional status (CSWB) made the following stipulations of people in general and of the vulnerable under their grant-in-aid rules to encourage sections of the population including SCs and STs voluntary action in tribal areas: in particular. In the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC SC and ST candidates. The Ministry has been earmarking 6. Other Programme and activities 76 . equal matching basis (50% grant from the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) and Board and other 50% raised by the institutions). the Board may contribute up to 6. conditions & ST) have easy access.2 % respectively. only institutions engaged in Extension Units (CFNEUs) of FNB are organize social welfare activities for a minimum training courses in the fields in fruit and period of three years are eligible for vegetable preservations only for SC/ST grant-in-aid from the Board.available under various Grant-in-aid Schemes ii) Institutions are normally given assistance of the Ministry of Women and Child under the grant-in-aid programme on an Development.47 The Central Social Welfare Board 6. SC and ST communities. 6. While selecting the regarding educational qualifications for location for the project.46 The schemes and programmes of the 75% of the approved expenditure. the disadvantaged sections of the society. Ministry are directly impacting the lives of iii) Under the scheme of Condensed Courses women and children belonging to the most of Education for Adult Women. For institutions in tribal Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) areas. preference is given to admission to the courses are relaxed those areas which are predominately inhabited wherever necessary.48 The Scheme of Hostels for Working budget allocation separately for Scheduled Women implemented by the Ministry provides for Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan to the seats upto 15% and 7.5% for women belonging to tune of 20 % and 8. The major thrust of the programmes of the Board is on the rural and tribal areas.

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Mass Nutrition Awareness Campaigns. which is a supplementarynutrition under ICDS.2 The Food & Nutrition Board. Laboratories at Delhi. Nutrition.4 The important functions of FNB are as ddistribution of nutrition education / under:- training material. Important functions of FNB De velopment. technical wing of Ministry of Women and Child Setting up and management of Development. transferred to the Department of Women and Providing Fruits & Vegetable Processing Child Development in 1993 with all powers facilities at CFNEUs. document as one of the key players to reduce Implementation of Infant Milk Substitutes the malnutrition level in the country and FNB's major task is to address this major challenge.1 The Food & Nutrition Board (FNB) set Training in Home Scale Preservation of up in 1964 under the Ministry of Food was Fruits and Vegetables and Nutrition. prejudice and education/ training material. Kolkata and Inter-Sectoral coordination and follow Chennai and 43 Community Food & Nutrition upaction on the National Nutrition Extension Units (CFNEUs) located in 30 Policy and National Plan of Action on States/ UTs (details are at Annexure. policy matters related to XXVIII). costnutritious recipes using locally 4 Regional Offices.3 FNB is engaged in the following Technical support to Mid-Day Meal(MDM) activities: program. . (Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods) Act 7. Mumbai. with the stated objectives of building up a Development. superstition in food and dietary habits. FNB provides a wide range of nutrition Nutrition Education & Extension services. of a Central Government Department. variousnutrition oriented sectoral interventions and issue policy guidelines on critical nutrition issues. 4 Quality Control available Foods.productionan 7. Food and Nutrition Board has a countrywide set up Development and Promotion of low comprising of a Technical Wing at the Centre. production and systematic campaign to overcome the difficult distribution/dissemination of nutrition barrier of ignorance. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the Codex Nutrition Education and Training. To oversee implementation of Food Analysis and Standardization. fortification. Test checking the quality of 7. Chapter 7 Food And Nutrition Board 7. have been recognized by the Nutrition Resource Platform and Planning Commission in its 12th Five Year Plan Centres. bothfor Committee on Nutrition and Foods for the masses and for ICDS Special Dietary Uses and food functionaries.

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9 As per the recommendations of the Child Development led an intensive process of Committee to address issues related to junk food consultation at the National level involving and obesity. “Antenatal Care & Child Nutrition” were Food & Public Distribution on 19th February. Malyalam. 2014. J. To improve content and delivery The committee submitted its report to the Ministry ofexisting nutrition related entitled “Addressing Consumption of Foods High interventions enlisting cooperation of in Fat. Minister of Women and Child Development National Institute of Nutrition. Salt and Sugar (HFSS) and Promotion of professional institutions and social Healthy Snacks in Schools in India”. The Resource Development. 7. Konkani.7 Ministry has formulated a working group To focus on reduction in micro-nutrient under the chairmanship of Director.6 In pursuance to the direction of Hon'ble the chairmanship of Sh. An and also action point mention in Record of Inter ministerial consultation was also held with Discussion of the presentation made by the stake holders to evolve a comprehensive policy Ministry to the Hon'ble Prime Minister on and draft legislation/regulation on micronutrient 18th December. Asamese. Garo. centre stage through advocacy and 2015.11 Dr. Urdu. 7. implementers All India Radio. T. Gujarati. Hyderabad to examine the issue of obesity and matters related to Junk Food. MWCD Chaired the session on 11th Aug.10 Ministry has constituted a committee to Development of Audio-Visuals on Nutrition formulate a comprehensive policy and draft legislation/ regulation on food fortification under 7. Convergence with line Ministries Tamil. include 9 products i. Joint Technical Adviser. draft note on National Nutrition Mission for Cabinet Committee on Economic affairs has Micronutrient Fortification in Food been circulated and comments are awaited. Mizo. Bengali. 3 short films. Audio-visuals on fortification under the Chairmanship of Secretary. developed in Hindi and 17 other languages 2016. (Punjabi. Longvah. Telugu.e. malnutrition at all levels including Obesity and Junk Foods: infant and young child nutrition issues. The AVs are in process of being aired by sensitization of policy planners and Ministry's Media Division through Doordarshan. Marathi. organizations in the area of nutrition and health. 7. experts. modules for incorporating the aspect States. 7. mission mode.8 Recommendations of the Working Group have been shared with Ministry of Health & National Nutrition Mission Family Welfare. The Hindi Master of 8 2015 during National Consultation on Wheat of the AVs were shared with the participants . Ministry of Human Resource 7. of nutrition focusing on the issue of 'Junk Food' institutions and voluntary agencies to formulate in the school curriculum for the standard V to IX the contours and contents of the new have been shared with the Ministry of Human invigorated National Nutrition Mission. Kannad.H. Oriya. 2 radio spots and 4 radio jingles. Panwal. Khasi. Hyderabad. Institute of Nutrition. Director. other sectors. ministries.To promote and coordinate activitieswith of State Ministers/ Principal Secretaries regard to bringing nutritional issues Conference held at New Delhi on 8th-9th October. the Ministry of Women and 7. National malnutrition.5 As a follow up of the Finance Minister's Development and all the Chief Ministers of Budget Speech 2014-15 to tackle the States/UTs to issue an advisory in respect of sale deteriorating malnutrition situation in India in a of junk foods in school canteens. Manipuri and English) which FNB. private TV channels & Private To campaign on prevention and controlof FM.

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communities and PRIs. in turn. to encourage them to preserve fruits and Regional Offices. workers and the community at large. urban Nutrition Education for 30 participants including and tribal areas in different States/ UTs of the housewives.16 CFNEU also organizes special training in 7. FNB. Nutrition Education and Training Orientation Training Courses (OTCs) 7. Nutrition Management of Severe Malnutrition. one of the prime activities of the Food & Nutrition Board. VDO. by 7. MWCD Chaired the session during National Consultation on Wheat Flour Fortification on 11th August 2015 Flour Fortification organized jointly by Development Project Officers (ACDPOs). A stipend O ff i c e r s ( C D P O s ) . A s s i s t a n t C h i l d of Rs. is Training in Home Scale Preservation of Fruits undertaken through its 43 Community Food & Vegetables and Nutrition Education & Nutrition Extension Units (CFNEUs). and ASHAs. generation. Programme held on 11th -12th Aug. Gram Sevak etc. reputed NGOs. newly married. nutrition orientation training for 30 participants comprising of grassroot level programme managers and capacity building workers from ICDS and Health such as AWWs.H. through its four youths.15 CFNEU organizes 5 days training in Home organizing nutrition education and Scale Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables and demonstration programmes in rural. The Different activities are carried out for topics for OTC are (i) Infant and Young Child different target groups for disseminating Feeding (ii) Health and Nutrition and (iii) nutrition related information. provides the technical as vegetables at the household level. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Panwal. Education of the community. WHO. act as trainers for the grass-root level functionaries of ICDS. activities of the Food & Nutrition Board.12 Advocacy and sensitization of policy given to each participant. A Ready Reckoner on fruits and vegetable preservation and nutrition is distributed Training of Trainers (TOT) Programme in to the trainees on completion of the training. etc. pregnant. Joint Technical Adviser. 2015 who. This increases well as logistic support for the functioning of the consumption of fruits & vegetables and also these units and conducts the following develops skills which could be useful for income training programmes in the field units. Dr. such as anganwadi at New Delhi.14 CFNEU organizes training for two days for makers. UNICEF and World Food Teachers. adolescent girls.13 CFNEU organizes five days “Training of Home Scale Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables Trainers” programme for 20 Master Trainers and Nutrition education exclusively for SC/ST comprising of Child Development Project including adolescent girls and women. FNB Headquarters. Medical Officers. Senior Supervisors of ICDS. Nutrition: 7. 81 Annual Report 2015-16 . of field functionaries are the important Helpers. J. adolescent girls and unemployed Country. 200/.

During the visit. physiochemical and microbial analysis of SNP. 2015 are as under: respective State Governments. tribal areas and urban slums. 7.7. finalizing layout analyses samples of various supplementary plans and structural design etc.21 During the year 2015-16. Also. Chennai and Kolkata. (AWCs) sample analysis has been outsourced on pilot basis to reputed NABL accredited not-for-profit food 7.24 The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) was observed from 1st – 7th August. up to the month of technical support on nutrition and health December.19 Food & Nutrition Board has four Mumbai. organized in rural.23 Various events on specific themes were wise number of samples analysed during organized with the active cooperation of 2015-16 up to December.20 Keeping in view the requirement and need the States/ UTs have been issued to mobilize the for strict watch on quality and anticipated concerned Departments on the WBW theme during celebrations. 1 Training in Home Scale Preservation of 63 2135 Fruits and Ve getables and Nutrition 2 Nutrition Education programmes 3099 92904 Monitoring of the Anganwadi Centres after the strengthening and restructuring of ICDS. Educational Institutions. 2015 during the year 2015-16 are as below: Sl. Some of the programmes conducted are Workshops/Symposia and special programmes on nutrition.17 Nutrition Education programmes are Training/ programmes conducted up to December. of Training No. The region. The of building. In this regard. During the year outsourced laboratory.18 Anganwadis under different ICDS testing laboratories as registered entities to check projects are being visited to monitor the food quality and generate additional data on supplementary nutrition and to facilitate the nutrition and health components of the ICDS. the FNB staff provides 7. 2015. of Beneficiaries No. for construction foods provided under the ICDS scheme. samples are received from the State Mass Nutrition Awareness Campaigns Governments as well as drawn by field units of FNB during the visit to AWCs. NGOs and media. 2015 on the theme of “Breastfeeding: Let's Make It Work!”. the letters to Chief Secretaries in 7. up to the month of December 2015. 7. NBCC has Regional Quality Control Laboratories at been requested to start preparatory work and Delhi. increase in the volume of samples for analysis Food and Nutrition Board 82 . 2015-16.22 Ministry is in the process of setting up of Food Analysis four new state-of-art laboratories at Faridabad. which initiate process of soil testing. Training/ Programme No. Kolkata and Chennai. Setting-up of 4 new Quality Control a total no. 7. a total of 3556 numbers of education at the AWC by organizing various samples have been analyzed through the nutrition extension activities. of 1675 Anganwadi Centres have Laboratories of FNB: been monitered. 7. Mumbai.

Smt. 83 Annual Report 2015-16 . Anuradha Thakur. Ludhiana The Ministry has also addressed to the Chief 7. organized by CFNEU.25 National Nutrition Week (NNW) is country. nutrition. IAS. Secretary Dept.7. Field units of Food and Nutrition through various modes and interventions to Board celebrated the week in collaboration with reach the masses in the far flung areas of the the State Governments/UTs. the theme for the National celebrated from 1st – 7th September every year Nutrition Week was “Better Nutrition: Key to since 1982 to intensify nutrition awareness Development”. This year.26 The Community Food and Nutrition Extension Secretaries / Secretaries of the WCD in the Units (CFNEUs) of Food and Nutrition Board also State Governments/UT Administration to celebrated World Food Day on 16th mobilize the concerned Departments on the October. Himachal Pradesh at “National Nutrition Week-2015”. of WCD. Shimla Nutrition rally during NNW-2015 organised by CFNEU. 2015 with various activities related to NNW 2015 theme during celebrations.

The NRP has three as part of Food and Nutrition Board and set up domains: Food and Nutrition Board 84 . 2015 with various activities related to Nutrition Board also celebrated Global Iodine nutrition. Kolkata. National Informatics Centre (NIC) providing which is an initiative of the Ministry.27 The Community Food and Nutrition Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day (GIDDPD) on Extension Units (CFNEUs) of Food and 21st October. with 7. New Delhi.28 Nutrition Resource Platform (NRP). Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day celebrations by CFNEU. World Food Day celebrated by CFNEU Trivandrum 7. functions technical and logistic support. Nutrition Resource Platform (NRP) at National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD). Raipur & CFNEU.

information dissemination documents in the form of / www. visuals. ICDS functionaries. the potential for using it as a virtual portal contains more than 6000 voice blast.poshan. and IEC material which can be accessed by various policy makers. etc.nic. help popularize the website. The Web address is management e-forum for discussion www. Domain III: End user Mobile telephony based services which offers Annual Report 2015-16 . IEC tab has been created on NRP website to help make the campaign Domain II: Aweb-based knowledge accessible to and exchange of ideas. At present. 7. audio center and nutrition surveillance to connect with the grassroots level workers.akshayaposhan.Domain I: Anelectronic library& the possibility of services like Interactive document management system which Voice Response System (IVRS) to collect provides an online database of child & real time monthly data from Anganwadi nutrition related resource & reference Workers. SMS blast including material accessible to all.29 NRP has its Facebook page created to students.

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8 National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development Towards a New Dawn .


gender b u d g e t i n g .1 National Institute of Public empowerment of women. It was established in New Delhi in the year 1966. area of women development are geared to Vision support national policies and programmes for 8. early childhood care and agencies. and to child development are maternal and child establish liaison with international and regional health and nutrition. trafficking of women and children. childhood disabilities. universities education. development of the child & child protection and for creating awareness regarding women's evolve framework and perspective empowerment and gender issues.4 The vision of the NIPCCD is to be seen as an women's empowerment through training. Institute of global repute in child rights. female devoted to promotion of voluntary action.2 The Institute focuses on essential and government and voluntary action in social need-based programmes for the holistic development. insocial development.3 The objectives of the Institute are to: development. as an autonomous institution develop and promote voluntary action under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. and functions under the aegis of Ministry of take a comprehensive view of Women and Child Development. in pursuance of the National Policy for Bengaluru (1980). training and documentation in the child marriage. e c o n International agencies and making its training and omicandpolitical research activities relevant to the needs of its 89 Annual Report 2015-16 . (2001) to cater to region–specific requirements. prevention of gender known as NIPCCD is a premier organization related violence such as female foeticide. Chapter 8 National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development 8. Government childdevelopment and to promote and of India with its Headquarters in New Delhi and develop relevant need-based programmes four Regional Centres at Guwahati (1978). infanticide. especially fororganising children's programmes women's rights – political. overall domain of women and child 8. develop measures for coordinationbetween 8. The Institute is protection and child development by developing also focusing on gender planning and partnerships and linkages with National and mainstreaming. social and economic. research institutions. child research and documentation. positive and technical bodies engaged in activities mental health in children and child care support services. Lucknow (1982) and Indore Children. through government and voluntary The current thrust areas of the Institute relating efforts. prevention of sexual Cooperation and Child Development popularly harassment at work place. The activities of the Institute in the similar to those of the Institute. etc. research.

In all. Clean Surroundings. Development The Booklet on Bal Swachhta Mission Child Development was d i s t r i b u t e d t o a l l 3 6 P r i n c i p a l Secretaries/Commissioners dealing Public Cooperation & Child Protection with ICDS in all States/ UTs who in turn Women's Development disseminate it to CDPOs in all the ICDS projects and Middle Level Training Department of Training and Common Centres. The Institute has also developed a 2015. 11 training programmes on Services “Swachh Evam Swasth Bachpan Training (Cleanliness & Healthy Childhood)” for District Level Officials were organised till Monitoring and Evaluation now. Clean Drinking Department of Mother Care and Child Water. In 8. Module has been sent to all and socio-cultural perspectives in the States/UTs. acquire knowledge stakeholders in implementing the and understanding of theoretical constructs scheme. 2014 . accomplishment of its vision. . each being booklet contains information on the headed by an Additional Director. provide and monitor-counselling been incorporated in programme interventions for children and child. health and hygiene behaviour. of Public Coop. Clean Self (Personal which six divisions are functioning: Hygiene/ Child Health). the Executive Council is To participate in Swachh Bharat or responsible for management and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India administration of the Institute.related schedules of all training programmes of systems. Both these Campaign). The Institute has also been National Inst. A session focusing Beti context of counselling. The Minister of State on "Bal Swachhata Mission" in order to for Women and Child Development is the provide a healthy anganwadi environment President of the General Body and and to develop and support appropriate Chairperson of the Executive Council. under following themes: Clean Anganwadi. During the year under reference. scheduled from April-August. which is evident The training programmes for Master in numerous programmes and activities Trainers on BBBP for all States were conducted by the Institute. and Child Dev. Institute runsAdvanced The Institute is contributing to Diploma in Child Guidance and capacitybuilding of stakeholders Counselling. Activities Since 2005-06. develop skills to Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme has also plan. the Institute completed 10th under the Beti Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme (BBBP) Counselling from August. values and beliefs that strengthen the capacity of ICDS facilitates work with children as mental functionaries and other related health professionals.6 There are two Departments. which were attended by 282 Common ServicesHighlights of the participants. and develop skills of mobilizing the Institute. 2015. The 8. The main objectives were to: explore training module and compendium to and evolve attitudes. of the Institute.July. 9 training programmes were organised Executive Council. and Clean Food.5 The Institute has a General Body and an all. the Institute with technical bodies have representation of government and support of MWCD brought out a booklet voluntary organisations. The Institute has been imparting training programmes for Master consistently invigorating its efforts towards Trainers implementing BBBP Scheme. Clean Toilets.varying client groups. While the General Body on the theme till now and 754 participants is responsible for formulating overall policies attended these training programmes.

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and interventions for ensuring safety of Bengaluru. discuss Guwahati. food safety measures in ICDS. sensitise and orient also organised by Headquarters at them to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Haryana with the main objectives to: Protection of Children) Act 2000 and orient the participants regarding BBBP its Amendment Act 2006. discuss relevance of non-institutional services Orientation Programme for Mother NGOsof under the Act to facilitate effective Health Ministry on Growth Monitoring rehabilitation and social reintegration and Usage of Mother & Child Protection of children including difficulties faced Card was organised by Headquarters with by them. 2012 and its R Services for Child Protection and ulesforLawEnforcement Institutional Mechanism for Child Agencies/ICPS Personnel/Police Protection was organised by Regional Personnel/Medical Officer/School Centre. three Refresher TrainingProgrammes faced by children for their holistic on Women and Child Development were development. and equip them with 91 Annual Report 2015-16 . arecharged with the responsibility to share g o v e r n m e n t a n d n o n . and discuss and suggest the Protection for Magistrates/Chairperson modalities for strengthening non- and Members of CWCs/JJBs with the institutional and institutional services objectives to: develop understanding under ICPS. Guwahati. POCSO Act. orient them Programme. assessment of options. Indore with the main The Central and State Governments objectives to: sensitize the participants on safety and security of school going girls. and refresh IYCF reintegration and to enable effective Practices among the participants. Institute's Headquartersand non . protection in southern states. Bengaluru with the main objective Principals & Teachers/NGOs. give an create an understanding of the concept insight about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and of rehabilitation and social Bal Swachta Mission. Lucknow and Indore strategies for linking non-institutional o rg a n i s e d s e v e r a l O r i e n t a t i o services to child protection service under n Workshops on Child Rights and Child ICPS. Bengaluru. Indore organised thirty six Sensitisation Programme/Orientation Re g i o n a l C o n s u l t a t i o n M e e t o Workshop/Awareness Generation nStrengthening Non Institutional Camp on POCSO Act. a Consultation Meet collaborating with stakeholders. Regional Centre. resources and networking and In addition to this. among the participants on the situation of children in India and challenges Besides. the role and responsibilities of enhance revision of participants regarding Chairperson and Members of CWCs. A onSafety and Security of Girls in total number of 20 students attended Schools was organised by Headquarters at the course during the current year. the school going girls. the joint MCP Card. to: provide forum for presenting the existing best practices in institutional and Besides this. Keeping this in prevention of violence and protection of view.2012 and other about the functioning of CWCs and Acts pertaining to women and girl child. discuss the role of stakeholders in (POCSO) Act 2012.institutional mechanism for child Regional Centres.g o v create awareness about Protection of e r n m e n t initiatives for safety of school Children against Sexual Offences girls. and learn the role of different the main objectives to: orient the stakeholders as provided in the Act functionaries of MNGOs/FNGOs to the and to understand the mechanisms for New WHO Child Growth Standards and speedy disposal of cases. and evolve strategies Headquarters and Regional Centres. Lucknow and school girls.

Regional Centres with the main objectivesto:reviewthe implementation of restructured and Programmes and Activities strengthened ICDS programme in the 8. drafting and record keeping. Awareness and Gender in Development Programmes as IEC Campaign on the issues relating to well. of Public Coop. participants about construction of enhance their knowledge and skills in gender with reference to violence providing medico-legal and psychological against women. with the main objectives to: Child Development with the main enhance understanding of participants objectives to: orient the officials of ICDS about basic gender concepts and gender to the concept and importance of differentiation. sharpen their c o m m u n i c a t i o n . and Apart from this. trends in ICDS programme. and Child Dev. Besides these. The institute organised two Northern and Western regions of the TrainingProgrammes on Issues country during the months of October to Affecting Women for NCW. update their knowledge in the areas of early A. . several Refresher provide a tool for capacity building of all Courses for CDPOs/ACDPOs were stakeholders to p e r f o r m t a s k s t o g e t organised by Headquarters and h e r t h r o u g h convergence at various levels. apprise CDPOs/ACDPOs also brings out various publications in the about the recent developments and areas of its interest. of One Stop Centre Scheme for Southern. and orient them on functionaries/ stakeholders so that the administrative procedures including aggrieved women get support and redressal noting. etc. of their problems under one roof. gender analysis and its i IEC campaign. develop skills in planning techniques of motivating and mobilizing and management of development community for eliciting community programmes with gendered approach participation for implementing ICDS and undertake gender diagnosis of programme effectively. and ICDS. enhance the skills of support to aggrieved women. develop clear community mobilization and perspective about gender participation. Headquarters and Regional Centres The Regional Centre. Training Programmes National Inst. help them to participants in dealing with survivors of develop skills in imparting training to violence. Advocacy. necessary skills to use new WHO childhood care and development growth chart and joint MCP Card in including nutrition and health care. existing programmes. the Institute provide a forum for sharing of also runs Field Demonstration Services at experiences in implementing ICDS its Headquarters and Regional Centres and programme. and evolve an The Institute also organised three action plan to mainstream gender in trainingprogrammes for Master Trainers development programmes.7 Training and research are the core activities States with regard to various aspects. of the Institute. c o During the period under report. and improve their skills mportanceindevelopment in adopting appropriate methods and programmes. advocacy awareness and mainstreaming. theInstitute's u n s e l i n g a n d managerial skills. November 2015 with the objectives to: functionaries/staff on the request of orient Master Trainers on issues related to NCW with the main objective to: Violence Against Women (VAW) and develop clear perspective among Constitutional and legal provisions thereof. Guwahati organised organised several Training Programmes a Skill Training on Community on Gender Issues & Mainstreaming Mobilization.

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Programmes organised by NIPCCD during 2015). Regular Training Programmes role of voluntary organisations and government 8. of No. of No. NIPCCD organized conducts programmes on subjects of topical job training courses and refresher courses for interest in these fields to highlight the 93 Annual Report 2015-16 . 2015) Regular ICDS ICPS Regular ICDS ICPS Programmes No.No. No. 8. NIPCCD organised a total of 268 April – December.8. Headquarters 63 1712 48 1252 27 No.10 Under regular training programmes. ofParticipants ofParticipants ofParticipants ofParticipants Programmes No . 2012 II. 2015 is as under: training programmes. of No .9 During the year 2015-16 (upto December. of No. The Institute also Services (ICDS) programme. child rights and protection functionaries of Integrated Child Development and women's empowerment. ofParticipants Programmes No.8 Broad categories of training programmes of the Institute are: S. Training under ICDS Programme implementation of programmes of mother care. Training Programmes on Issues relating to Women and Child Development b. ofParticipants Programmes Programmes Programmes organised organised organised organised organised organised No. No .11 As an apex Institution for training of child development. Training Programmes under ICDS 8. Juvenile Justice Act and POCSO Act. of No. of 770 51 2004 23 555 18 574 Regional 18 593 32 572 11 365 11 365 13 372 22 737 Centre (Bengaluru) Regional 18 1023 22 571 8 354 13 804 18 538 5 152 Centre (Guwahati) Regional 11 364 24 616 19 642 6 173 27 643 13 315 Centre (Lucknow) Regional 15 480 25 716 13 514 22 1078 15 302 11 465 Centre (Indore) Total 125 4172 151 4027 78 2645 103 4424 96 2410 69 2243 Research/ th Documentation 20 (upto 15 December. officials of government departments engaged in II. departments in tackling emerging social problems NIPCCD organizes orientation / training including those having a bearing on welfare and courses and workshops/seminars for development of children and women and representatives of voluntary organisations and strengthening the service delivery system. Training Programmes I Regular Training Programmes a. 2015) Completed I. Training on Child Protection. The Summary of Category of 2014-15 2015-16 th Programmes (Upto 15 December.

Home Science Colleges supervision mechanism for the ICDS scheme and Schools of Social Work. New Delhi.12 Ministry of Women and Child with the help of selected academic institutions Development has set up a monitoring and viz. the monitoring at Community. through NIPCCD in addition to the existing 8. of Public Coop. and Child Dev. Strengthening and Restructuring of ICDS refresher and skill training of trainers. State and National Ministry of Women and Child Development had level.13 The project was operationalised in the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in the Ministry project mode from February. been evaluated for quantitative and qualitative National Inst. training on SABLA & IGMSY and A view of Inaugural Session of Orientation Programme on Empowerment of Adolescent Girls S t re n g t h e n i n g o f M o n i t o r i n g a outcomes of the scheme on pre-determined set of n d Supervision System in ICDS Scheme – indicators and for taking corrective steps. Sensitization Programmes on functionaries. 2008 after signing of Women and Child Development. Vertical several Workshops/ Consultation Meets during Training Programme for ICDS functionaries at the year. As per audit recommendations. received from selected Institutions from States The same was also approved by the Executive is analyzed. 2013. Medical Colleges. it organized several orientation. At the Through Central Monitoring Unit of State level. For building up the capabilities of ICDS block level.CDPOs/ACDPOs and trainers. The performance of the scheme has March. Programme. The new of MOUs between NIPCCD and 42 selected monitoring set up has a three tier system – institutions. interpreted and reports are Council of the Institute in its meeting held on 12th generated. various tasks relating to supervision NIPCCD and monitoring of the scheme were undertaken 8. a Central reviewed the functioning of CMU in 2012 and Monitoring Unit (CMU) has been set up at after review it was decided that CMU activities NIPCCD HQs. wherein data will continue as ICDS plan activity of NIPCCD. 94 . At the National level.

14 During the year 2015-16 (upto 10th within its mandate. During the year Documentation / Compilations (upto December. Evaluation studies are also December. 95 Annual Report 2015-16 . or at furnished data of 1565 ICDS Projects.15 The Headquarters and its Regional were completed. 8688 the request of sponsoring Department/ agency. as an independent initiative. the form of reports. compilations and manuals is done for wider dissemination. Besides. seven research studies Centre undertake research on areas falling are near to completion. 452 AWTCs and 28 MLTCS. addition. documentation of the research work in Research/Evaluation Studies. In AWCs. 2015). 2015). NIPCCD interacting with participants of Orientation Course for Statistical Assistants on Management Information System in ICDS 8. and RCs) have Development. 186 Consultants/Faculty conducted to assess the impact of ongoing Members/Project Staff from 52 Institutions schemes or projects on Women and Child (including NIPCCD Hqrs. twenty research studies 8. Director. Dinesh Paul. Dr.

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9 Central Social Welfare Board Towards a New Dawn .


The house was also appraised about e- Creche Scheme and other support services. The Board has a long experience of almost six Interactive meet with NGOs decades. 2015 for the offices working under the Ministry of Women & Child Development. a country-wide infrastructure to An interactive meeting under the Chairpersonship monitor implementation of programmes and a of Economic Adviser. The 99 Annual Report 2015-16 . MWCD with 24 NGOs network o f a p p r o x i m a t e l y 6 0 0 0 v o representing seven States i. 1953 women to live with dignity and participate as with the objective of promoting social welfare equal partners in development. voluntary organizations.e. Haryana and programmes of the Board ranges from remote Rajasthan was held on 29th July.1 The Central Social Welfare Board empowerment of women and nurture of children. social and economic empowerment of women and care and support of children. activities and implementing welfare 9. must be accurate and Short Stay Homes. Punjab.4 Major Initiatives During 2015-16 programmes for women & children through voluntary organizations. Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme and North-Eastern States. The State Social An Orientation Training Programme for the newly Welfare Boards were set up in 1954 in all 33 recruited Field Officers was conducted in the office States and Union Territories to work together of the Central Social Welfare Board on 20th July. Short Stay Home being implemented through Vision Central Social Welfare Board. The outreach of the Uttrakhand. In order to give it a Orientation Training Programme for legal status. 2015 to review areas of the country from Leh to Andaman & the status of programmes i. Family Counselling Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep as well as Centre. with Central Social Welfare Board in 2015. The Board is functioning is also emphazised that the inspection reports and as an interface between government and the pre-funding appraisal reports which give complete voluntary sector. Rajiv Gandhi National precise. Training Programme on e-Office Mission A training programme on e-office was organised in 9.e. Chandigarh. The field officers were guided for maximum implementing programmes of the Board use of technology for quick and prompt response. Delhi. The Board has been making concerted efforts for empowerment of women picture of the activities being undertaken by the through Family Counselling Programme.3 To support voluntary organizations the office of Central Social Welfare Board on 22nd financially and technically for socio economic July. It across the country. l u n t a r y organizations. (CSWB) was set up by a Resolution of to create enabling environment of empowered Government of India on 12th August. Office and its importance. Chapter 9 Central Social Welfare Board 9. the Board was registered as a FieldOfficers charitable company in 1969. Uttar Pradesh.2 To be the leading organization for focussed on the component of the schemes and the promotion of dedicated voluntary action for problems and challenges being faced by the NGOs in implementing the various programmes. The meeting was 9.

As per the revised Central Social Welfare Board 100 . The rally moved with slogans. women is mobilized through this programme and Drawing.6 The FCCs have a three dimensional approach placards and banners against female foeticide. Secretaries and field officers of the State Social Celebration of Dr. medical and Sonepur on female foeticide. of Puducherry India w. courts. programme provides counselling. the founder Chairperson of the Central A poster competition on the topic Beti Bachao Social Welfare Board i. free legal aids cells.e. short stay homes etc. Italy and and better functioning of the Board. crisis Jagarana Kendra in collaboration with State intervention and trauma counselling is also Social Welfare Board on 26-9-2015 at DRDA provided in case of natural or manmade disasters.2015.5 The Family Counselling Centre with great interest.participatory offices were Central Social Puducherry State Social Welfare Board organized a Welfare Board. aimed at strengthening family life and to safeguard the interests of women i.e. The to review the role. on 15th July. Durgabai BetiPadhao Deshmukh. Through the centers. Birth Anniversary Poster competition on Beti Bachao On the birth anniversary of Dr. family maladjustments A campaign was organized by Subarna Nari and social ostracism.e. A rally was psychiatric institutions. vocational training organised with a gathering of 150 girl students centers. preventive. All Germany participated in the meeting.) campus of community seva centre. ensure effective implementation of the schemes Volunteers from foreign university i. including the members of the organization and social activists. Durgabai Deshmukh's Welfare Boards participated in the meet. ConferenceHall. Bhubaneswar on female foeticide. an Beti Padhao was organised in the office of event was organised in Central Board's office to Central Social Welfare Board with the motive pay floral tributes to Dr. The Budget of Family Counselling Sexual Offences (POCSO). 2015.f. The training was conducted by October 2015 at the community hall located in the National Informatics Centre (NIC. Durgabai Deshmukh. referral and Campaign Against Female Foeticide in rehabilitative services to women and girls who Odisha are victims of atrocities. duties and responsibilities of programme was also attended by the counselors of Secretaries as well as Field Officers and to FCCs and several chief functionaries of NGOs.10.Dist-Subarna Public opinion on social issues affecting status of p u r. The Counselling Centres work in close Junior college and ANM training center at collaboration with the local administration. 2012' at Centre scheme has been revised by the Govt. The main objective of organizing such campaign was to National Level Interactive meet consider such issues and to acknowledge women withSecretaries & field officers of and society at large about the POCSO Act 2012 and State Boards understand the behavioral pattern of child victims The National Level Interactive Meet with and also make necessary interventions. debate and several competitions awareness is created on welfare and development were conducted among the girl students in the schemes being implemented by the Government. 2015 creche centers participated in the programme. local Government and private high schools.e. to make people aware about the Prevention of PROGRAMMES OF THE BOARD gender biased sex selective elimination and other related aspects. curative and Campaign on 'Protection of Childrenfrom rehabilitative. 9. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh and sensitization programme on 'Prevention of Children National Mission for Empowerment of from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012” on 28th Women. 01. police. Sixty Secretaries and Field officers of the State women from SHGs and mothers of children from Boards was organised on 12th-13th August. The Central Board's Family Counselling Centers (FCCs) staff members participated in the competition 9.

in lakhs) No.12.2015) Physical and Financial Achievements during Creche and Day Care Services are not only the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 (as on required by working mothers but also women 31. economic and rehabilitation officers for capacity building and emotional setback due to family problem. violence or being made self-reliant and can join the main stream. for 25 infants for eight hours.per FCC per year would be available running the centres would contribute 10% of the w. Physical and Financial Achievements and girls.12. Under Short Stay Home the year 2014-15 are enclosed at Annexure. education and vocational training is are enclosed at Annexure-XXX. 101 Annual Report 2015-16 . occupational during the year 2015-16 (as on 31. who require support XXXII respectively. of Homes Beneficiaries Allocation Expenditure 2014-15 283 27168 1563.7 The objective of the scheme of Short Stay meetings have been held all over India with the Homes programme is to rehabilitate women functionaries of the voluntary organizations and and girls who are facing social.34 1563. Under the scheme.22 2015-16 (as on 767 288659 1934.26 1253. within and outside the Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme home. 2521. of Centres Beneficiaries Allocation Expenditure 2014-15 793 264409 1658. supplementary support in terms of quality substitute care for nutrition.24 31.8 With the increased phenomenon of nuclear provides assistance to NGOs for running crèches families and increased opportunities for for infants (0-6 years) and assistance is provided employment for women.2015) Physical and Financial Achievements during forced into prostitution.34 2015-16 (as on 81 .2015.48 31. working women need for sleeping facilities.e. CSWB would bear revised cost. 9. Achievements Year Physical Financial (Rs.00 1645. in lakhs) No.schematic norms a budget provision of Rs.12. immunization etc.f. 90% of the revised cost and the organizations 3. for running a creche their young children while they are at work.2015) are at Annexures-XXXI and belonging to poor families. and relief for childcare as they struggle to cope with burden of activities. provided according to requirements of the inmates.00 1342. health-care.10.12. medical care. The period of stay normally extends Short Stay Home Programme from 6 months to 3 years. counselling. Achievements Year Physical Financial (Rs. improved networking so that the inmates are exploitations. Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme 9. 01.20. (SSH) programme temporary shelter to women XXIX.000/.2015) therapy.

(CSWB) 13507 337275 5715. the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 (as on children and other disadvantaged groups. 9.59 RGNCS .f. extensively documented material on all the social Journals of the Board: Social Welfare & problems in Indian society which are used as Samaj Kalyan resource material by students of social work.13 During the year 2015-16 'Social Welfare' Social Welfare in English and Samaj Kalyan and 'Samaj Kalyan' came out with issues related to in Hindi. Working women and their followed by the first issue of 'Samaj Kalyan' challenges. 1.01. Social evils. Child abuse and Protection of Human Rights. Old magazines are also envisioned as a platform Age. w. planned and edited independently to cater to Independent women of India. Girl's education. As Ministry of Women & Child Development. per revised scheme. the parts of the country and abroad also.9. freedom fighters.(BAJSS) 3749 93725 1570. CSWB has taken over the control of development of children from 6 months to 6 years crèches run by Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak of age.12. Beti Padhao . 31.79 4314. of Centres Beneficiaries Allocation Expenditure 2014-15 RGNCS .77 RGNCS . The inaugural issue of 'Social women's concern like Beti Bachao.2015) RGNCS . 37.01.11 In order to sensitize the public about the Both magazines have subscribers in almost all social issues.9 The scheme is being implemented by programme component making the services more the Central Social Welfare Board on behalf of effective in achieving the envisaged objectives.per centre per year to Rs.(CSWB) 14678 353200 5985. The 9. The magazines are Population and Family Planning.30 2015-16 (as on 31.12 Both magazines have the most XXXIV and XXXV & XXXVI respectively. for highlighting the activities of voluntary Central Social Welfare Board 102 .01. Welfare' was released in April 1954.12. a creche is designed to provide Govt. problems and concerns. in Hindi in August 1955. 9.2016 for strengthening the existing Achievements Year Physical Financial (Rs.f. Women and the Environment. Following the decision of the stimulating environment for the holistic Ministry. in lakhs) No.(BAJSS) 3243 81075 1374.384/.95 Physical and Financial Achievements during organizations working for the welfare of women.2015) are at Annexures-XXXIII & 9.e.10 The scheme of Rajiv Gandhi National schematic budget norms have been revised from Rs. of India.83 1342.e. Central Board publishes two magazines.2016. 42. This was Health of women.67 6342. day while their mothers are away at work.01. 440/- Creche Scheme (RGNCS) has been revised per centre per year w. These Empowerment of women. the needs of their individual readership.51 1077. who are away from their home during the Sangh (BAJSS) temporarily.


10 National Commission for Women Towards a New Dawn .


10. activities were undertaken by the Commission:- 10. process for socio-economic development of Focus (Thrust) on Public Awareness women. audio / video spots etc.09. five of women's rights. Lalitha Kumaramangalam as Chairperson participates and advises in the planning w. As per NCW Act. measures for their effective complaints and also took suo-moto cognizance of implementation. to amendments to meet any lacunae. National Commission Commission and in collaboration with State for Women (NCW) was constituted on 31st Women Commissions. The empowerment during the year under report.2014. looks women empowerment and other women related into complaints and takes suo –moto laws and issues. The present 10.f. 1990. to safeguard and promote the gain firsthand knowledge about the problems rights and interests of women. The Commission also reviews several cases to provides peedy justice to the the existing provisions of the Constitution and victims.3 In keeping with its mandate. organized by the for Women Act.2 The Commission takes up studies / composition of the Commission is headed by research on issues of relevance to women. 29. Smt. Members and a Member Secretary. investigates and examines the legal safeguards Steps have also been taken to investigate various provided for women under the Constitution cases of atrocities committed against women.5 To increase Public Awareness regarding where women are kept under custody and laws and schemes relating to women. The Commission take up the issues with the concerned authorities. Chapter 10 National Commission for Women (NCW) 10.4 The Commission received a large number of Government. etc. remand / shelter homes etc. following seeks remedial action wherever necessary. in disseminate messages so as to create awareness on adequacies or shortcomings in such laws.1 In pursuance of the National Commission awareness programmes etc. Publicity was also made through print other laws affecting women and recommends advertisements. and other laws and recommends to the 10. National Commission for Women telecasted Representatives of the Commission have Audio /Video spots on Domestic Violence visited various parts of the country to attend and Empowerment of Women in meetings / seminars / workshops / legal 105 Annual Report 2015-16 . inspects jails. evaluates the progress made thereof. These visits have been made to National level. 1992 as a statutory body at the organizations. the Publicity through Electronic Media Commission initiated various steps to improve To increase Public Awareness regarding the status of women and worked for their laws and schemes relating to women. NGOs and other January. the cognizance on matters relating to deprivation Commission consists of a Chairperson.e. It has a wide faced by women in various parts of the country mandate covering almost all aspects of in order to suggest remedial measures and to women's development.

the Media on women related laws and are presented as under: issues.ncw.e. 10. issues and challenges faced by ationalFilmDevelopment Women with Disabilities etc. (ii) Policy.10 The Complaints and Investigation Cell (C capacity building of Women Police National Commission for Women 106 .7 Rashtra Mahila. 19th September. Guwahati during special newsletter published by the Commission free of programmes on Christmas and New cost. M the major cities.8 A delegation comprising twenty-one social conducted by NCW in all the State activists from Nyay Darshan. divided into following six Cells: (i) Complaints and bus stands and other public places in Investigation Cell. Vadodara. www. R e s e a r c h a n d Coordination Press Conference and other publicity Cell (PPMRCC). Outdoor Publicity Campaign Delegation visit An outdoor publicity campaign was 10. (iv) Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Cell. The National Commission for Women members of the judiciary. P r o g r a m m e . different Doordarshan Kendras of Commission's News Letter: Rashtra Mahila North East Region through Prasar 10. 2015 available on the website of the Commission i. representatives of released advertisements in the News NGOs. 2015 respectively.6 Apart from the above. 10. collaboration with Doordarshan. The N Officers. posters and hoardings on and functions of the Commission. capitals of the Country during April. railway stations. The monthly newsletter is also August. Corporation (NFDC) was hired for 10. and 16th December. 2015 to have a 2015 through DAVP. The newsletter highlights the activities of the papers of state capitals through DAVP Commission as well as success stories with regard on the services provided by the to complaints lodged before the Commission and Commission to protect and promote the also important court and Government decisions rights and safeguards of women on 23rd affecting women. Activities undertaken by various occasions to inform and update each of these cells during the period under report.9 The functioning of the Commission is mainly inside the metro rail. disseminate information about the Year including Magh Bihu in Assam Commission's programmes to women activists. visited NCW on 9th October. o n i t o r i n g . Individual Sexual Harassment. (iii) Legal Cell. 2015.nic. the subjects “Women Safety at Workplace” and “Domestic Violence” Functioning of the Commission were displayed at bus queue shelters. a monthly bilingual Bharati. Gujarat. Video spots on Domestic Violence. the National preparing fresh A/V spots on Dowry Commission for Women has frequently issued and D o m e s t i c V i o l e n c e . scholars and students all over the country. Dowry. Under this meeting with the officials of NCW about the role campaign. (v) North East Cell and (vi) NCW holds Press conferences on Public Relation (PR) NRI Marriages. PNDT Act and Women Chairperson and members of the Commission Empowerment were telecasted on were also organized during this period. NRI meetings and interviews by the media with the Marriages. administrators. Print Advertisement members of legal fraternity. During the period under report the Commission organized press Complaints and Investigation Cell conferences on the issues of surrogacy. Eve role and point of views on different cases / issues Teasing in rural areas and Youth Anti- dealt with by the Commission. Wo press releases / notes to update the media on its m e n Trafficking.

(ii) Cruelty complaints are forwarded to the various State Commissions for These the event of divorce complaints are the ones that are not directly related to the deprivation of women rights. 19. www. 1990 4. Dowry harassment / dowry death the country. Indecent representation of women deprivation of women's rights / non implementation of laws. Gender discrimination. Bigamy / Polygamy against women. National Human (iii) Harassment Rights Commission. received from all over 6. Traditional practices derogatory to NCW takes suo-moto cognizance of cases on the women rights i. 18. Stalking / voyeurism acknowledgment of the complaints. (i) Domestic violence Wherever and whenever found necessary. sati pratha. witch hunting deprivation of women's rights and non- 107 Annual Report 2015-16 .13 During the year 2015-16(till 31st December 2015) 19088 numbers of complaints / cases were (iv) Acid attack registered at the C&I Cell. Free legal aid for women 10. The Nature-wise and 2. National Commission for SC / ST and their State counterparts for 14. Sex selective abortion. 15.ncw. Online Complaint 8. 12.e. In addition. including equal right to education & work Heads under which complaints are registered 16. Cyber crimes against women Commission also takes suo-moto cognizance of incidents related to heinous crimes committed 11.14 Under Section 10(1) and 10(4) of the harassment at workplace National Commission for Women Act. female State-wise distribution of the complaints registered foeticide / amniocentesis by the Commission during the period is given at Annexures. 10.& I Cell) deals with the complaints regarding 5. in writing or online through its website i..e. dev dasi basis of media reports and complaints relating to pratha.11 The Complaints & Investigation Cell processes complaints to facilitate in providing 13. Right to exercise choice in marriage 10. Women's right of custody of children in initiating appropriate action at their end. 3. Reproductive health rights of women (i) Attempt to rape Analysis of complaints registered during the year 2015-16 (till 31st December 2015) (Nature (ii) Rape wise and State wise) (iii) Sexual assault 10. Privacy of women and rights thereof received in the Commission are broadly registered under the following categories:.XXXVII & XXXVIII respectively. Sexual harassment including sexual 10. These complaints are received 7. Violence against women:.12 Presently the mandated complaints 17.nic. Trafficking / Prostitution of women orally. Outraging modesty of women Registration System of the Commission has resulted in quicker registration and 9. Right to live with dignity adequate and expeditious relief to women ensuring suitable redressal of grievances. Police apathy against women 1.

Public Hearings. implementation of laws enacted to provide promotional and educational research so as to protection to women. 1990. during Commission is required to undertake the year 2015-16. the require special attention of the Commission. inquiry committees responsible for impeding their advancement.15 Under section 10(1) (h) of the National of women related issues which are timely and Commission for Women Act. complaints registered under the Miscellaneous / Non Mandate categories have not been included. Generally. Monitoring. In are also constituted by the Commission which compliance with this mandate. and Coordination Cell (PPMRCC) 10.16 In its pursuit to get work done in those fields 10. the National Commission for National Commission for Women 108 . the Commission submit recommendations to the Commission has promoted several Seminars.The list of Top Ten Categories (In descending order) under which complaints have been registered:- Note: In the above table. report is suggest ways of ensuring due representation of sought from concerned authorities. Programme. Research policy review on issues related to gender equality and empowerment. for taking such action as deemed fit against Workshops and Research Studies in order to those allegedly involved in the crime. obtain relevant inputs on subjects considered for Policy. The list of Top Ten States (in descending order) on the basis of number of complaints registered. In cases of women in all spheres and identify factors serious heinous nature.

LovVerma. Smt. smart cities with issues of single women etc. Smt. National Commission for Women. 2015 at VigyanBhawan. Chairperson.Women identified some specific issues/ topics issues for undertaking Seminars/ Conferences/ for conducting Research/ Studies like review of Workshops during 2015-16 like empowerment of maternity benefit act. LalithaKumaramangalam. 2015 at VigyanBhawan. The Commission focus on inclusive gender empowerment. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Secretary. representatives of the National Commission for Women and participants during Consultation on “Expanding Opportunities for Women with Disability” held on 2nd December. rehabilitation of acid women through property rights. Preeti Sudan. Dr. NCW. by differently abled women. New Delhi Smt. Chairperson. disaster also identified some relevant and specific and trafficking: impact on women etc. New Delhi 109 Annual Report 2015-16 . constraints faced attack victims. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. MWCD. ICMR . LalithaKumaramangalam. Addl. Director General. SaumyaSwaminathan. representatives of the National Commission for Women and NCPCR during National Consultation on th “Surrogacy Issues” held on 15 October. Sh. Secretary. sexual harassment at workplace.

Work Place Act 2013 and The Criminal universities.18 Legal Awareness Generation is a Commission. and. Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Environment. inadequacies or short comings in revised guidelines for conducting Legal such legislations. about the capacity building of police officers and in furtherance of the same the Commission 10. National Commission for Women 110 . suggest remedial legislative measures to meet 10. the commission during the Awareness Programmes (LAPs) and developed a year 2015-16 reviewed various laws and made new comprehensive “Standardized Module for recommendations thereto. 1990. as per Section 10 of the National paramount importance for upliftment of women Commission for Women Act.19 National Commission for Women has any lacunae. Forests and Climate Change addressing the participants of National Dialogue on “An Equal Space: Gender Parity in the Media and Entertainment Sector” organized by National Commission for Women in collaboration with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and ASSOCHAM on th 24 August.17 In accordance with the mandate of the 10. The Commission is Legal Awareness Programme About Women concerned about spreading awareness about the Related Laws”. Legal Awareness about women related laws. their status in the society and in the family and recommend amendments thereto so as to and the solutions to the problems faced by them. women living in rural areas. 2015 at Hotel Hyatt Regency. The Commission is also concerned Amendment Laws 2013 etc. review the existing provisions of the They are ignorant about their legal and other constitution and other laws affecting women rights.Module describes the syllabus / rights and laws related to women and in this laws including recent new legislations and regard a number of awareness programmes amendments such as the Sexual Harassment at were organized with the help of Law colleges. that is.20 NCW has also collaborated with National jointly organized with Bureau and Police Legal Service Authority/ reputed Universities/ Research Development Training courses for Law Departments/ Colleges from all over the Women Police Officers in Investigation of cases country to implement the module and to impart involving Crime Against Women. New Delhi Legal Cell Legal Awareness Programmes 10. Shri Prakash Javadekar.

organized by the Commission in collaboration with Faculty of Law. with the representatives of the State th Women Commission during the Interactive Meeting held on 4 September. New Delhi on 10th–11th October. Legal Awareness Programme. New Delhi.21 National Commission for Women (NCW) process of NCW's networking with State Women organized an interactive meeting with State Commissions and to gain from each other's Women Commissions on 4th September. 2015 Networking with StateWomen Commissions 2015 at India Habitat Centre. 2015 111 Annual Report 2015-16 . JamiaMilliaIslamia. experiences. It was organized with a view to strengthening the 10. Hon'ble Chairperson & Members of NCW.

07. the complaints are acted upon. around 2450 complaints have been registered till 31st December 2015 in 10.22 As per Section 10 (10) of the National NCW on the 24th of September. In order to assess are made to coordinate with others to provide and analyze the condition of women in assistance while taking up matters for assistance custody. Meghalaya National Commission for Women 112 . Among other XXXIX & XXXX respectively. NCW addressing the participants during the consultation on issues related to “Single Mothers” organized by the Commission in collaboration with Meghalaya State Commission for Women on 20th – 21st April. Smt. if found necessary. In addition. State-wise and Country- “Plight of Indian Women deserted by NRI wise cases so registered are given at Annexures- husbands”. The NRI Cell was formally started in 10.23 During the year 2006 . or otherwise and taken up 10. women's institutions or any other place of custody. the Members of the Commission to the victims. 344 cases Women (14thLok Sabha) took up the subject have been registered. complaints. 2015 at Shillong.25 National Commission for Women has NRI marriages so as to enable the aggrieved constituted a North East Cell in the Commission to women to obtain a respectable solution to their address the issues related to women of North East problems . LaldinglianiSailo. Since Non-Resident Indian (NRI)Cell its inception in 2009. During the year Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of 2015-16 (till 31st December 2015).24 NCW largely adopts a convergent with the concerned authorities for remedial approach among various Ministries and efforts action. National Commission for and empowerment. remand homes. for deliberation. one of the with complaints received from India and abroad functions of the National Commission for resulting from cross country marriages involving Women is to inspect or cause to be inspected any deprivation of women's rights or any issue jails. Depending upon the nature of visited the various jails during the year. the the NRI Cell of the Commission. it also recommended that a North East Cell well-defined/co-ordinated mechanism be evolved to deal with the issue of problematic 10. Member. it also looks into Women was nominated as the Coordinating matters relating to legal review of Acts and codes/ Agency at the National level for dealing with practices specific to the North East States. 2009. kept as prisoners. To implement these States and to take initiatives for their development recommendations. to deal Commission for Women Act. recommendations. where women are causing grave injustice to women.Jail and Shelter Home Visit issues pertaining to Non-Resident Indian marriages.

annual reports. which included widows. various publications. This information is regularly challenges was the need of the hour. hence empowerment of women in socio inquiry reports..27 During the period under report financial Commission. Delivering the keynote address Ms . advertisements of vacancies. Empowerment of Women in North East States.26 The Meghalaya State Commission for State Women Commissions of Sikkim. assistance has been sanctioned to the following 113 Annual Report 2015-16 . Meghalaya. official visit of single mothers. economic and educational fields to face these tenders. Women in association with NCW organised a Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur for conducting National Consultation on issues related to Research Study on “Socio Economic and Political “Single Mothers” at Shillong. inter alia suo- face stigmatisation and financial hardships and motu cases.10. separated and deserted women often Commission and Press Release. Member NCW said the relating to meeting/ Seminar.28 The website of NCW has information Laldingliani Sailo. Hon'ble Chairperson and Members of the divorcees. 10. notices etc. being uploaded / updated on the website of the 10. Mizoram.

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collateral security and third party guarantee.2 Administrative Set Up: A Governing through Intermediary Micro financing Board which administers RMK consists Organizations (IMOs) working at grass of 16 members representing various root level such as NGOs. investment and Self Help Groups (SHGs) format and also recovery management. The Civil society organizations.1 The National Credit Fund for Women 11. 31 crore in The loans are granted for Income 1993 to meet the credit needs of poor Generating Activities (IGA). thrift and credit. not for profit Governments.Specialistsa companies registered under Section 25 of n d Representatives of Organizations the Companies Act and other Voluntary/ active in the field of micro credit. etc. 31 crore has also taken a number of promotional has grown over to Rs 243 crore measures to popularize the concept of (including reserves and surplus etc. A sub-committee 11.5 Loan Schemes of RMK has been setup for revitalization of the organization and taking new initiative in i) Loan Promotion Scheme: RMK provides promoting the objectives of RMK.3 Objectives: To bring about the socio- known as Rashtriya Mahila Kosh economic upliftment of poor women.00 crore during 2006-07 to building and marketing linkages through 2009-10 and credit. Women Central Ministries/ Departments. RMK (RMK) was set up by the Government provides micro-finance services to the of India in 1993 as a national-level needy and poor women in the informal organization under the Ministry of sector through a client friendly without Women and Child Development. capable organizations having at-least six 117 Annual Report 2015-16 . and asset less women in the informal micro-enterprises. Ministry of Women following a client friendly.) due women empowerment by way of micro to additional budgetary allocation of Rs financing. capacity 69. housing. RMK sector. State Federations. 10 lakh to RMK meets all its administrative and promote the activity of thrift and credit establishment expenditure from internal among newer and smaller but potentially resources. Co-operatives. housing. and Child Development. Chapter 11 Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (National Credit Fund for Women) 11. micro-enterprises etc. egisteredundertheSociet 11. is the without collateral loan require for Chairperson of the Governing Board livelihood and income generation and the Executive Director of RMK acts activities. provided to the poor women beneficiaries 11. initially with a corpus of Rs. etc. as Member Secretary. simple. family needs.4 Credit–delivery Mechanism Credit is y Registration Act. It is a society r enterprise development for poor women. by Hon'ble Minister. The initial corpus of Rs. smaller loan maximum upto Rs. 1860.

which and credit activities are considered for should have been audited and published loan under the scheme to a maximum every year and there should not have been upto Rs 6 crore. 7. months experience in formation of iii. under the Loan Promotion Scheme).12.24 crore benefiting for profit. iv) Franchisee Scheme: Smaller NGOs vii. A) Micro. The organization applying for loan across the country including the Andaman & should have broad based objectives. The organization should have crore was disbursed. Loan limit per beneficiary (a) first loan – partner organizations RMK provides upto Rs 35. a time. (Six months for applying norms of the RMK Main Loan Scheme. Audited accounts should reflect sound Maximum credit limit under this financial management / health. credit and recovery should not be elected representatives of management. per beneficiary to SHG members for construction of low cost house and Activities repairs. There should be appropriate reflection in finance has been designed for medium the organization's audited accounts and and large NGOs so as to revolve the balance sheet in respect of its experience fund sanctioned by RMK for 3 years.7 The RMK has extended its IMOs network i. any political party. A basic financial management capability statement showing State and UT-wise loan and organizational skills to implement sanctioned and beneficiaries (upto 31. The following states are necessary professional competence.00. Nicobar Island and the border areas of Jammu & serving the social and economic needs Kashmir.2015. The organization should have proper minimum 3 years' experience in thrift system of maintaining accounts. organization having power to borrow or raise loans from any outside agency.12. RMK has sanctioned of the poor women. major receivers of micro-credit from RMK. Out of this a sum of Rs 302. The office bearers of the organization SHGs.Credit Performance 11. in providing credit and recoveries etc. It must not work cumulative loans of Rs 360.239 women. Rs 2 crore per State at any serious irregularities. As on 31. sending their proposal to RMK office at New Delhi. ii) Main Loan Scheme: IMOs having iv.000/. scheme is Rs 5 crore.38 ii.000/-. at Annexure-XXXXI.35. thrift. The organization should have experience provides by them to poor women either in thrift and credit management for 3 directly or through SHGs within the years or more.taken together the existing plus loans upto a maximum Rs.6 Eligibility Norms 11.000/- new loan. (b) Repeat loan(s) Rs 50. v) Gold Credit Pass Book Scheme: This Scheme of providing hassle free x. vi) Housing Loan Scheme: Through its xi. from franchisee appointed by RMK viii. 1. The application should clearly reflect the of the State can avail loan directly source of funds utilized earlier for credit. Urban Co-operative Bank on finances vi. v. RMK gives the Credit ix. The organization should be registered for iii) Refinance Scheme: RMK provides more than 3 years on the date of 100% refinance assistance to Mahila application to RMK. Recoveries for the loans given to its for that particular State without members earlier should be at least 90%.2015) is the lending programme. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh 118 . There should be proper and specific Limit upto Rs 5 crore to the clause / provision in the Bye-laws / Franchisee who in turn extend to Memorandum of Association of the smaller & potential NGOs in the State.

9 As per the information furnished by the no fresh loan has been sanctioned till quarter NGO partners.2% Consumption Purposes . different sections of society under RMK Loan B) Capacity Building & other Support is as follows: Services i) .30% 2.00% 53.12 The micro finance programme of RMK for upto 31.18% Small Trade / Business / Vending . 0. Apart from giving micro-credit to the 119 Annual Report 2015-16 . Due to the socio-economic upliftment of poor women restructuring of RMK and also as the lending through the SHGs is most successful one in the guidelines of RMK is under revision.00% Dairy farming. Pig rearing & fishery . released and Financing Organizations (IMOs) number of beneficiaries covered since inception 11.0. (ii).23% Hanloom / Handicraft activities (Bamboo craft.00% 0.2015.8 The following presentation depicts the activity-wise coverage of micro-credit from RMK. Goat.50% 3. Jute bag making.5% Other type (Group Activities) .3.12. terra-cota) . country. Partnership 11.2% House construction .I.00% 18.10 Details of loans sanctioned.11 RMK has a network of large number of IMOs in the country.20% 23. which helps in creating awareness among the partner organizations to integrate micro-finance activities into their social sector interventions.2015 are given at Annex .0.12.11. the percentage of coverage of ending 31.53% Various type of Crop cultivation (Agriculture & Horticulture) .3% 11.Supporting Intermediary Micro 11. Sheep.

an online marketing platform to bring buyers & women entrepreneurs together. wherever required. an online with a view to expand its outreach in a most marketing platform at RMK website.15 The Ministry of Women and Child finance. Hon'ble Minister of Women and Child Development on 7th March. New Initiatives: health awareness etc. launched by Smt. 2016 at New Delhi. C.14 A step has been initiated towards micro-finance and income generation activities convergence of RMK with National Rural to empower them and with a view to enable Livelihood Mission (NRLM) of M/o Rural them to train their fellow members and Development and carrying out the needful prospective beneficiaries. inter alia. directed to. These IMOs then lend to the ultimate women beneficiaries. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh 120 . C. to the women SHG members. New Initiatives (i) Convergence of RMK with National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) of women beneficiaries. impart literacy education. on 7th cost effective manner in the remote or March 2016.13 RMK extends bulk finance to Franchisees who in turn on-lend it to smaller NGOs of the State/ District with similar terms and conditions as prescribed by RMK. Mahila E-Haat. As a part of the developmental (i) Mahila E-Haat: initiatives for the future growth of micro 11. uncovered areas of the country. 11. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. The partner changes in the guidelines of the existing schemes organizations that take loans from RMK are of RMK. RMK has launched a Nodal Agency Development along with Rashtriya Mahila Kosh Scheme for credit linkages with potential NGOs (RMK) launched 'Mahila E-Haat'. RMK also builds capacity M/o Rural Development: of SHG / women groups and partner NGOs in 11. The performance of these Nodal Agencies is reviewed from time to time.

There will be no registration charges till entrepreneurs which will leverage technology 31. (ii) Convergence of RMK with National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) of 11.18 This is expected to result in a paradigm showcase their services reflecting creative shift enabling women to exercise control over potential.12. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.19 A step has been initiated towards their legal products/ services after convergence of RMK with National Rural indemnifying RMK from any or all acts of Livelihood Mission (NRLM) of M/o Rural transaction. They can even 11. This unique e-platform will their finances and will lead to their inclusive strengthen the socio-economic empowerment participation in the economy. Smt. 121 Annual Report 2015-16 . It will provide a marketing development and carrying out the needful platform to women across the country in line changes in the guidelines of the existing schemes of RMK.16 Mahila E-Haat is an initiative for with 'Make in India' initiative of the Government meeting aspirations and needs of women of India. sold by women entrepreneurs. 2016 11.2016 for participation by vendors in Mahila for showcasing products made/manufactured/ E-Haat.17 Participation in E-Haat is open to all M/o Rural Development: Indian women citizens more than 18 years of age and women SHGs desiring for marketing 11. Hon'ble Minister of Women and Child Development with the Officials of the Ministry and Rashtriya Mahila Kosh on the occasion of launching of Mahila-E-haat in New Delhi on 7th March. of women as it will mobilise and provide better avenues to them. wherever required.

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children without family and children of Mandate prisoners and recommend appropriate 12. 2005 review of existing policies. Government or any State Government or HIV/AIDS. riots. Ministry of Women (v) Look into the matters relating to children & Child Development as a Statutory Body in in need of special care and protection March. the Government of India. seminars and and recommend initiation of other available means. children. promote and defend child rights in children in conflict with law. under the control of the Central natural disaster. reports awareness of the safeguards available for upon the working of those safeguards. communal violence.1 The National Commission for Protection and prostitution and recommend of Child Rights (NCPCR) was constituted by appropriate remedial measures. including any torture and exploitation. pornography institution run by a social organization. 2005. the country. 125 Annual Report 2015-16 . any other authority. trafficking.2 The Commission has been remedial measures. programmes and other activities on child rights and (i) Examine and review the safeguards make recommendations for their effective provided by or under any law for the implementation in the best interest of time being in force for the protection of children. proceedings in such cases. (viii) Spread child rights literacy among various annually and at such other intervals. (ii) Present to the Central Government. field of child rights. juveniles. child rights and recommend measures (vii) Undertake and promote research in the for their effective implementation. (ix) Inspect or cause to be inspected any (iv) Examine all factors that inhibit the juvenile custodial home. mandated to perform all or any of (vi) Study treaties and other international the following functions: instruments and undertake periodical Under Section 13(1) of the CPCR Act. Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act. the media. 2007 under the Commissions for including children in distress. marginalized and disadvantaged children. protection of these rights through (iii) Inquire into violation of child rights publications. domestic violence. to protect. as sections of the society and promote the Commission may deem fit. Chapter 12 National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) 12. maltreatment. or any other enjoyment of rights of children affected place of residence or institution meant for by terrorism.

policy and from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Rule practice to assess compliance with Convention on the Rights of the Child. psychology. where children are detained or lodged (v) promote. action. consider necessary for the promotion of child rights and any other matter (iii) take necessary steps as provided under incidental to the above functions. non-implementation of laws providing training and training of personnel dealing for protection and development of with children. if found necessary. 2006: for Protection of Child Rights Act. (vii) compile and analyze data on children. Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act. (iv) ensure that the work of the mental health and child development to be Commission is directly informed by associated with the pre-trial and trial stage the views of children in order to to assist the child. children. a. for the use of non- concern has been expressed either by governmental organisations. Under Section 44 of the Protection of Children (i) analyse existing law. reports upon the working of those safeguards. application of these guidelines. Under Section 31 of the Right of Children to c. 6 of POCSO Rules. appropriate authorities. 2012: undertake inquiries and produce (a) to monitor in the implementation of reports on any aspect of policy or Protection of Children from Sexual practice affecting children and Offences (POCSO) Act. the Commission may deem fit. Courts by State Governments. professionals children themselves or by concerned and experts or persons having knowledge of person on their behalf. of the views of children in its work and in reformation or protection and take up that of all Government Departments and with these authorities for remedial Organizations dealing with child. into the school curriculum. non-compliance of policy decisions. to notice of matters relating to :. (ii) present to the Central Government (c) to monitor the appointment of Public annually and at such other intervals as Prosecutors by State Governments. physical health. and to monitor the reflect priorities and perspective. or take up the recommend measures for their effective issues arising out of such matters with implementation. teachers b. respect and serious consideration for the purpose of treatment. comment on proposed new legislation (b) to monitor the designation of Special from a child rights perspective. (d) to monitor the formulation of the guidelines described in section 39 of the Act by the (iii) undertake formal investigations where State Governments. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights 126 . deprivation and violation of child (viii) promote the incorporation of child rights rights. sections 15 and 24 of the said Commissions Under Rule 17 of the NCPCR Rules. and (ii) inquire into complaints relating to child's (xi) Such other functions as it may right to free and compulsory education. 2012. (vi) produce and disseminate information (x) Inquire into complaints and take suomo about child rights. guidelines or instructions aimed at 2009: mitigating hardships to and ensuring (i) examine and review the safeguards for welfare of the children and to provide rights provided by or under this Act and relief to such children. social work.

of children to education' under the Right of including those regarding timeframes. The intervention regarding reported cases of sexual made by the Commission extended to most states. functions under the Act.(e)child psychology or regular intervals. and training police personnel and other (ii) Six Members (out of which at least two concerned persons. children as well as Activities their parents and guardians aware of the provisions of the Act. Uttarakhand. The school assessment exercise was case. so as to make the sociology. sexual of child sexual abuse falling within the exploitation of children. reported under the Act. carried out in seven States i. 2009. migration.(e) to monitor the designing and work for promoting the welfare of implementation of modules for children. child labour. care. (h) to collect information and data on its orphanages. decentralization. standing and experience in: (a) (f) to monitor and support the Central Education. unregulated children homes. including officers shall be women) from the following fields of the Central and State Governments. 12. convergence and listening to children following:. The Commission comprises of: Rajasthan.5 NCPCR has been mandated to monitor 'right under the Act and rules were followed. to be appointed by the Central Government for the effective discharge of their from amongst persons of eminence.e. radio and print media at d r e n i n distress. including arrangements for with SCPCRs/CWCs: The Commission emergency medical care and medical undertook monitoring of schools in examination. welfare or Government and State Governments child development.3 Composition of the NCPCR Himachal Pradesh. ability. and partnership with the SCPCRs to assess the (iv) Details regarding assessment of the performance of schools for monitoring the need for care and protection of a child infrastructural facilities with reference to by the concerned CWC in any specific RTE. flexibility.4 The Commission looked into various areas and made interventions in the areas of right of (g) to call for a report on any specific case children to education. (d) through media including the elimination o f c h i l d l a b o u r o r c h i l television. trafficking. health/nutrition. rights of own or from the relevant agencies children in area of civil unrest. Gujarat. & West Bengal. and their voices guided formulation of policies (i) Number and details of offences and delivery of services. protection of victims of offences under (a) Assessment of schools in partnership this Act. Monitoring Child's Right to Education (ii) Whether the procedures prescribed 12. The eminence and has done outstanding performance of the schools was monitored 127 Annual Report 2015-16 . 12. HIV/AIDS. abuse and their disposal under the Five essential core management principles viz: processes established under the Act. integrity. interstate jurisdiction of a CWC. (b) Child health.(c) juvenile justice or for the dissemination of information care of neglected or marginalized children relating to the provisions of the Act or children with disabilities. Children to Free and Compulsory Education (iii) Details of arrangements for care and (RTE) Act. and(f)laws relating to children general public. Total 1131 schools in 114 districts had been (i) Chairperson who is a person of covered in the monitoring exercise. Odisha. Haryana. institution building including information on the processes.

Based on the findings a of Child Rights (APSCPCR) at Sri report is under print. of Goa. 10) participated in the programme. During the programme a organized at Goa University. Kerala. 7) Playgrounds. i) Fake Admission under EWS category: Regional Consultations on “New Education Policy: (Goa 20th February. Karnataka. Goa in c o special session for children was organized llaborationwithGoaState in which children actively participated & shared their views. (b) Regional Consultations on “New Andhra Pradesh (AP). 3) western region of the country including Boundary Wall. schools of Tirupati also participated in the The Regional Consultation in Goa was deliberation. Telengana. The Southern Region Consultation was 12) Corporal Punishment & Grievance organized in collaboration with Andhra Redress and 13) School Management Pradesh State Commission for Protection Committee. Madhya Pradesh. Commission for Protection of Child Rights and with the support of (d) SUO-MOTO Action by the Commission: Directorate of Education. 2016) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights 128 . Venkateswara University (SV). 2016 respectively. Water. Maharashtra. Mid-Day Meal. Tirupathi. 9) Library. about 350 participants a l Commission for Protection for including representatives from southern Child Rights (NCPCR) organized two states viz. Regional Consultations on “New Tamil Nadu. Chhattisgarh and Goa 8) Barrier Free Access. Govt. 6) Classrooms. 11) Quality Learning. Children from various February. & Education Policy” in Goa and Tirupati Puducherryparticipatedint on 20th February. 5) Drinking from the States of Gujarat. 4) Toilet. In this day long EducationPolicy:Nation consultation. 2) Enrolment. Andhra Pradesh. 2016 and 24th h e deliberations. on the basis of the themes including 1) More than 120 stakeholders from the School Details.

Gyan Ganga International Academy. Government of NCT of Delhi to 2015.2015 to all the Principal Secretaries Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Chairpersons of all the SCPCRs and Disadvantaged Group (DG) quota advising to reassess the structural strength on the basis of forged income of school buildings. Member. records of last three years. 12. (C) Government of Rajasthan to send a 8889/ 2011.8 NCPCR conducted a meeting with the issued by Chief Secretary of the State. per the report received from the State Govt. v) Advisory to Government of NCT of ii) Suo-Moto Cognizance regarding Delhi: The Government of NCT of Delhi two children drowned in swimming had directed all the Heads of Govt. by the Delhi Police where ineligible NCPCR has sent a communication on students got admission under the 24.06.04. especially in the high certificates and other documents. Bhopal”. Education. to ensure context. NCPCR visited this campaign should not be violated and the said school on 08.12. 2015. 2015 to February. Shri Priyank ensure that the rights of the children during Kanoongo.2015 in Nepal and cognizance of the news item published the subsequent aftershocks resulted in the in the Delhi edition of Times of India death of over 9000 people and damaged dated 17th June 2016. the Commission has sent a that the schools have sufficient open area. has been written to submit a detailed Complaints status under RTE: report of the incident along with relevant documents. NCPCRhastakensuo-moto earthquake of 25. titled as “Kota Suicides: Strict regulations in offing for coaching Inspection of Juvenile Homes/ Jail Visits under institutes” dated 5thNovember.P. Education. 2000 The Commission has asked the 12. necessary directions have been 12. ensure that proper steps for safety and Subsequently. the Commission sent a letter dated Hoshangabad Road. the District Collector security of the children are taken. the Commission constituted a panel of detailed report on reported cases of lawyers to visit the Tihar Jail in order to identify any suicides with all relevant documents as juvenile that may have been sent to an adult jail.7 In compliance with the Hon'ble Delhi High Principal Secretary. Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) on 20th July. schools pool in a private school in Bhopal: to ensure the participation of the school On the basis of a news report “two students in the Odd Even Campaign during children drown in swimming pool in 1st-15th January. letter dated 24th June 2015 to Principal and to impart basic training with the help Secretaries (Education) of all of Disaster Management Authorities to States/UTs to launch a Special Drive to the teachers and students to handle such examine and verify the admission situation. regarding report more than 5000 school classrooms. 2016. 2016. 2015 in the Commission for the iv) Advisory to the States for constitution of a Jail visit Board and a Medical Earthquake: The devastating 129 Annual Report 2015-16 . the Commission has received 57 new iii) Suo-Moto Cognizance of an article complaints and disposed off 462 complaints published in The Indian Express which include complaints of previous years. In this seismic zones in the country. In this context. Department of incident took place on 4th December.2015 to the Director.05. In this connection.2012 in the W.12. court's Judgment dated 11. JJ Act.6 During the period April.2015. The 31.

Action Taken Report was submitted has been implemented through CHILDLINE by the State government. During the year SOP Later on. Ranchi and Allahabad and detailed Action Taken Report in both the sensitized around 500 GRP/RPF and Railway cases. 2015. as girls in a shelter home in Hisar (Haryana) and prepared by Ministry of Railways in consultation sent a team from NCPCR for spot enquiry. Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. New Delhi on 14th violations/deprivation January 2016.11 NCPCR took the cognizance of a case Procedure (SOP) for care & protection of regarding mental and sexual abuse of minor children coming in contact with Railways. under section 13 of 'The Governments and Non-Government Organization Commissions for Protection of Child Rights participated in the Conference. followed by Delhi with 17 complaints. 2012. NCPCR also personnel. is mandated to enquire into complaints related to the violation of 12. Complaints of violation of Child Rights 2012' at India Habitat Centre. Secretaries of all States/UTs for seeking information on registered & unregistered Child 12. Act (CPCR). The reports the National Commission for Protection of Child of the same were prepared and sent to the Rights (NCPCR). disposed off 329 including complaints of Children in contact with Railways previous years. the Hon'ble Pradesh.Board comprising of officials/experts from interim/final compensation to the child victims the NCPCR. the status of implementation of SOP at 20 selected Commission continued to seek information RailwayStations.17 NCPCR is monitoring the implementation and sexual abuse of minor girls in Delhi. Partners of Childline India Foundation (CIF) at 12. Minister.NCPCRfacilitat from all States/UTs on designating special e d implementation of operative instructions of SOP courts. Government of India and identified as probable juveniles.12 NCPCR and DCPCR inquired about the 20 Railway Stations as identified in SOP.15 NCPCR addressed Letters to the Principal child rights. and also organized sensitization workshops at Delhi on 28th October. orders of special courts on granting monitored the data in regard to children rescued at National Commission for Protection of Child Rights 130 . preparation of from Railways in respect of gaps as reported by guidelines. as part of the team. public prosecutors. The ATR has been received and is officials. During the and convicting the offenders.18 NCPCR organized a two day workshop on 12.9 The NCPCR. 57 were from the State of Uttar NCPCR on 5th March. 102 officers of Central Government and officers/ representatives from state 12. the Commission received 162 received was compiled for monitoring activities complaints pertaining to deprivation and violation of child rights (excluding RTE) and during period under report. Total 92 inmates Development (MWCD). training module for police Childline India Foundation Partners. reporting period 04 such visits were 12.13 A s p a r t o f m o n i t o r i n g t h e 8th-9th December. New Delhi organized 'National Delhi State Legal Services Authority for Conference of Implementation of the Protection of further action in the matter. 2005'. 12. 2015 in NCPCR to monitor the implementation of the POCSO Act. two separate incidents involving abduction 12. WCD released Standard Operating 12. with MWCD and NCPCR. 2015 to provide a Lucknow. In all. Information February 2015). The maximum number of 12.14 The Ministry of Women and Child conducted to Tihar Jail.16 On the occasion of Foundation Day of complaints. A of operating instructions as laid down in the SOP letter was sent to Commissioner of Police.10 During the year 2015-16 (from April to Care Institutions in the State/UT. Bangalore. being examined in the Commission.

the objectives of the Juvenile Justice Act. and Nagpur for workshop were: efficiency of Juvenile Railway officials in collaboration with Railway Justice Boards.22 I n f o r m a t i o n E d u c a t i o n a n d separately during the two days training. SCPCRs have been constituted in all the States/UTs except for Daman & Diu. 24th February and 3rd Officers participated in the workshop.20 State Commissions for Protection of ii) NCPCR in collaboration with National Child Rights (SCPCRs) have been constituted Judicial Academy. 12. The March. 2016 wherein various Tr a i n e r s / S t a f f a n d Tr a i n e e s o issues towards monitoring the implementation n Psychological Issues' on 21st& 22ndJuly.2015. and how to improve intra and inter Mumbai.04. States/Union Territories on 27th-28thMay The SCPCRs have also been mandated to 2015. 100 sports persons and 100 coaches/staff selected by the SAI were sensitized 12. The issues discussed in the Bangalore. Bhopal organized a under section-17 of the Commissions for two day National Conference of Members Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act. Kolkata. During the year 2015-16. i) NCPCR in collaboration with an NGO working for Railway Children. Communications activities vi) NCPCR in coordination with CHETNA. Act. Chandigarh Judicial Academy and organized a one day sensitization 131 Annual Report 2015-16 . b) To learn from the judges/members about their practical procedural difficulties in 12. 95 Principal Magistrates and including RTE Act. Patiala with Sports Authority 2009 as mandated. 2012 and RTE Act.19 NCPCR decided to conduct 6 Regional Punjab. 18. 2005 of Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) of the for protection of child rights at State level. Railway Children. POCSO Act. 2009 and POCSO Act.21 The NCPCR conducts meetings with the administering justice to the child trapped SCPCRs with the objective to create a common in the Criminal Justice System. New Delhi meeting with the Chairperson of SCPCRs was conducted a workshop on 'Sensitization of conducted on 7thJanuary. a of Psychiatry of AIIMS. 44 Judicial organized on 19th February. About 200 participants - and programmes for children were discussed. platform for NCPCR and SCPCRs to deliberate on various issues pertaining to child rights In all. organized one-day CWC. 2015 at NIS. The objectives of the conference monitor 'Children's Rights to Education' of were: the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory a) To understand technical issues that defeat Education (RTE). Chandigarh and Haryana on Training Workshops at Mumbai. to share information. Guwahati. In this regard workshops at 2000. Delhi and Bangalore have been agency coordination. gaps in Juvenile Justice Children India (RCI). regional workshop of Chairpersons of Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) of States of 12. 2016 respectively. In all. members of Juvenile Justice Boards from challenges and best practices. Delhi. 2012.these Railway Stations and produced before Chandigarh SCPCR. an NGO working for (Care and Protection of Children) Act. collectively suggest strategies to strengthen the iii) NCPCR in collaboration with Department monitoring process as mandated to the Commissions. of the JJ Act. and to 25 States participated in the Conference. and developmental policies of India (SAI). 2009. report of the workshop was forwarded to State Commissions for Protection of Child all concerned for implementation of Rights (SCPCRs) recommendations.

puppet making and performances by children were organised. The workshop Development. programme for RPF and Railway Developing of Standard Operating Procedure officials on implementation of SOP for (SOP) for rehabilitation and restoration of care and protection of children in the Children in Conflict with Law vicinity of Railways on 21stAugust. children. About 200 participants-100 Consultation of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) sportspersons and 100 coaches/staff selected by the SAI were sensitized 12. advanced stage of preparing SOPs for various NIMHANS. 2016 12. (NCPCR) and Delhi Commission for Protection of Bengaluru. Government of India vide OM no sensitized 80 participants from CW-II-16/42/2015-CW-II dated 30th December Allahabad. New Delhi on 4th March 2016. Jhansi and Agra Divisions 2015 constituted a Committee for Developing of a of North Central Railway. workshop.27 The Commission organized a programme for slum children in collaboration with Save the Children and other NGOs at Ramjas Sports Complex. Foundation (CIF) in collaboration with Two Day's 9th Foundation Day Celebrations NCPCR.28 On 5th March. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for vii) A workshop on 'Sensitization of rehabilitation and restoration of Juveniles in Sportspersons and Trainers/Staff on Conflict with Law. on 4th & 5th March. Bengaluru led a team of stakeholders in connection with rehabilitation and experts from NIMHANS to conduct the restoration of Children in Conflict with Law. Prof. challenges faced and NCPCR has also started working through e. 2015 at SAI Centre.23 National Commission for Protection of February 2016 at India Habitat Centre. 2016. The Committee is in of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 12. Child Rights (NCPCR) organized a Consultation of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) dealing with E-Governance Children in Conflict with Law (CCL) on 8th 12. Commission for Protection of Child Rights 16thSeptember. Department Child Rights (DCPCR). New Child Rights has started digitization of all Delhi. In this programme several activities like art and craft work. Patel Nagar.26 National Commission for Protection of separately during the two days training. Upto March. 12. the present status of CCIs. 8 meetings Psychological Issues' was coordinated of the Committee have been held at National by NCPCR and organized on 15th.25 The Ministry of Women and Child 2015 at Allahabad. The Consultation was widely attended by Principal Secretaries/senior officials of 12 Survey of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) States. Members of is being undertaken by Childline India the Committee and representatives of NGOs. Superintendents of CCIs dealing with 12. initiatives taken for rehabilitation of such office. The Consultation was organized to discuss records and files to implement e-office.24 As directed by MWCD inspection of all CCLs. Chairpersons of States Commission for Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in the country Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR).Shesadri. 2016 the Commission organized its 9th Foundation Day at Adharshila National Commission for Protection of Child Rights 132 .

New Delhi. In Home and the Song and Drama Division of the this programme Shri Gautam Gambhir. Sewa Kutir. 2016) 133 Annual Report 2015-16 .Observation Home for Boys. The theme for interactive session with Shri Gautam Gambhir. and motivated the 180 children of the Pre-Foundation Day of NCPCR (4th March. Near Observation Home. It was followed by an Kingsway Camp. 2016) 9th Foundation Day of NCPCR (5th March. Foundation Day was “Naya Savera” “A Day A cultural programme by the children of the Dedicated to Children in Conflict with Law. Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was Cricket Player participated as Guest of Honour also organized.

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13 Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) Towards a New Dawn .


1 Central Adoption Resource Authority care for their expeditious placement with (CARA). Statutory Body as per the provisions under These children would thus benefit from adoption. Authority and Indian Diplomatic Mission (d) carry out the functions of the Central concerned. the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It undertake research and evaluation. Organizational Structure 13. Chapter 13 Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) 13. and has come into force w. and caring family through adoption. has now become a adoption of as many Indian children as possible. prescribed. abandoned Management Committee comprising of official and surrendered child. for facilitating inter-country adoption Authority under the Hague of Indian children. CARA However. Adoption Agencies (SAAs) recognised by State (b) Regulate inter-country adoptions. which has been notified on 31/12/2015 adoption. concerned and State Government as well as non- abandoned and surrendered children in a loving official members representing civil societies. 2015 (Act No. Central Authorities Convention on Protection of Children / Government Departments concerned are also & Cooperation in respect of inter.4 At present.3 The main aim of CARA is to facilitate the Government of India. for placing (c) Frame regulations on adoption and children in adoption. Governments / UTs concerned.f. there are 410 Specialised coordination with State Agencies. as per the provision under Section 69 advocates for children without parental of Juvenile Justice Act (Care & Protection of 137 Annual Report 2015-16 . 13. CARA has authorised 79 foreign adoption agencies in 26 countries (on the related matters from time to time. liaison with the other central authorities CARA has been mandated to : and foreign missions and ensure post-adoption (a) Promote in-country adoptions and to follow-up and care for the adopted children. agencies. as basis of the recommendation of the Central may be necessary.5 CARA had been governed by a and caring family for every orphan. facilitate inter-State adoptions in 13. In addition. Section 68 of the Juvenile Justice (Care & CARA is also required to act as a clearing house Protection of Children) Act.2 The vision of CARA is to find a loving 13. develop public awareness campaigns. 2 of for information about children available for 2016). involved in performing the aforesaid tasks in country adoption.e. Its mission is to work members from Central Government Ministries for expeditious rehabilitation of orphan. which was an Autonomous Body of alternate families. 15/01/2016. monitor and functions as a nodal body at National level on regulate the work of recognised and associated adoption related matters of Indian children. and those countries where there are no Authorised (e) Any other function as may be Foreign Adoption Agencies (AFAAs).

The Central Authority or the concerned To arrange for the capacity building Central Adoption Resource Authority 138 . who shall be the Chairperson— abandoned and surrendered children. Social Welfare or Social Justice. dealing with Authority—ex Inter-country Adoption. and now to be guided by a Steering Committee.1993. Government of in-country adoption of orphan. dealing with Finance—ex officio. Development. Committee with following members: To carry out advocacy. abandoned and inter-country adoption. country. of Indian children. Government of Children and Cooperation in respect of India. Functions State Adoption Resource Agencies(SARAs) 13.Children) 2015. adoption agencies for processing (e) one adoptive parent and one adoptee. who shall also be 13. CARA Administrations dealing with adoption has sanctioned strength of 27 Officers and (Department of Women & Child Staffs altogether. Governments concerned for promoting. other stakeholders engaged in child The Authority shall have a Steering welfare activities. adoption cases. Ministry of Women and andpublicity activities for promoting Child Development. To issue a ―No Objection Certificate‖for whichdeclare orphan. To act as the Central Authority under (b) Joint Secretary. To act as a nodal body at national levelon facilitating and regulating adoption matters related to adoption in the process at the State level.7 The Authorities and Agencies associated with Chief Executive Officer of the CARA in the adoption process are as follows – Organization. the functioning of CARA is programmes for adoption agencies. Ministry of Women and theHague Convention on Protection of Child Development. surrendered children as legally free for adoption under the relevant provisions of To monitor the status of children placedin the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection inter-country adoption. India. awareness (a) Secretary. ex officio. Concerned Department of the The Member Secretary functions as the Chief StateGovernments and UT Executive Officer of the organisation. Ministry of Women and tosponsor applications of prospective Child Development. of Children) Act.6 The major functions of CARA are as as the executive arm of the State follows . law. Government of Adoptive Parents (PAPs) for Inter- India. To frame rules and guidelines foradoption Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs). Child Welfare Committees (CWCs). To authorise foreign adoption agencies (c) Joint Secretary. (d) one State Adoption Resource Agency To monitor the work of specialised and two Specialised Adoption Agencies. Associated Authorities and Agencies (g) Member-Secretary. To maintain a comprehensive database of (f) one advocate or a professor having at least ten years of experience in family adoptions. country Adoption of Indian children. as the case may be). officio.

CARA has organized several training and development activities. 2015 was organised by CARA at 13. Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi addressing the National Familiarization Programme for States/UTs on New Adoption Guidelines. New Delhi. Such programmes enabled CARA to map the expectations of the stakeholders of the adoption programme and identify areas which needed special intervention. Continuous promotional efforts and enhanced coordination Adoption Database: between Government and adoption agencies have led to a better reporting system.9 National Familiarization Programme for Activities undertaken by CARA during State / Union Territories on New Adoption 2015-2016 (upto December. Department dealing with inter-country rehabilitation of children without parental care in adoption in the Receiving (foreign) alternate families. transparency in the adoption system. an IT Indian Children placed in inter country application introduced by CARA for greater adoption. 139 Annual Report 2015-16 . A number of capacity building Countries. The officers of the Ministry are also seen.8 CARA is mandated to work for the Vigyan Bhawan Annexe. National Familiarization Programme for State / Union Territories on New Adoption Guidelines 13. in New Delhi on August 18. In order to orient the functionaries of adoption agencies and stakeholders on new adoption guidelines (2015). 2015): Guidelines. programmes have been organised for various Authorised Foreign Adoption Agencies( A stakeholders at the State level to sensitise them on FA A s ) . 2015. The sensitization of the stakeholders involved programme was attended by representatives from directly or indirectly for the protection and 36 states and also had representatives from The Union Minister for Women and Child Development. w h i c h s p o n s o r t h e the advantages of early rehabilitation and applications of adoptive parents living integration of the child into a family environment abroad (NRI / OCI / PIO and foreign and to update data on CARINGS (Child Adoption parents) and follow up the progress of Resource Information & Guidance System).

Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External governance initiative on adoption, was
Affairs, Ministry of Overseas Affairs and launched by the Government in
Registrar General of India & Others. February 2011. CARINGS is
Government of India's dynamic
13.10 The programme was inaugurated by our
response for a systematic, transparent
Hon'ble Minister, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, and friendly adoption process. It
Ministry of Women & Child Development. The
facilitates expeditious and smooth
programme was organised to appraise the group
about new Guidelines Governing Adoption of adoption,
Children, 2015, revamped CARINGS and to ensures transparency in the adoption
discuss methods to check rampant illegal process,
adoptions and bring more children in the pool increases accountability of implementing
for adoption. agencies,
13.11 Promotional / Capacity Building creates a network of stakeholders
Programmes Organised on Adoption: CARA towardsimproved synergy, and
organized a number of consultations/orientation maintains a national database to
programmes for various stake holders for enableeffective policy making and
different States in the country. research.
Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children, Special Needs Module is available inChild
2015: Adoption Resource Information &
13.12 Guidelines Governing Adoption of Guidance System (CARINGS) – This
Children was revised in 2015 and it has brought module was introduced to facilitate
about – placement of speed needs children..
From April, 2015 till December, 2015,
greater transparency and clarity CARA has placed 455 children in inter-
simplify adoption procedure for country adoption out of which 205
in/intercountry and inter-state children have got special needs.
adoptions DCPU Module is available in
minimize delays in adoption process ChildAdoption Resource Information
withfixed timelines & Guidance System (CARINGS) – a
monitoring tool for district level child
expand adoption base by setting uplinkages
protection officers. So far 441 DCPUs
between SAA and CCI to reach all are already registered in CARINGS.
adoptable children
CARINGS has helped us in streamliningthe
enable PAPs to take informed decisions adoption programme in the country
introduce e-governance in adoptionsystem bringing about transparency in the
adoption programme. It has been very
revision of age criteria effective in monitoring the adoption
programme in the country. The impact
streamline inter-country adoption of C A R I N G S h a s b e e n w i d e l y
andexclude ARC Clearance acknowledged and being appreciated as
New Initiatives instrument of innovation on adoption
13.13 The Central Adoption Authority (CARA)
has taken the following initiatives for bringing Secretary, CARA held meetings withHon'ble
greater transparency in the adoption system – Chief Justice and Family Court Judges,
Principal Secretaries and Commissioners
Child Adoption Resource Information
of the State Departments to address the
&Guidance System (CARINGS) is an State issues including,

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delays in the adoption petitions filed in for Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs)
the various courts / CWC through visits and the same has been used widely in
in various states. multi-media campaign.
Inspections / visits of Adoption Agencies Active use of social media like –Facebook to
13.14 CARA officials have inspected / visited create awareness regarding online
the following adoption agencies during the year adoption process. These pages are
2015-2016 (upto December, 2015) : regularly updated.
Bilingual(Hindi & English) tutorials
havebeen prepared for explaining the
online process of registration on
CARINGS for Prospective Adoptive
Parents (PAPs).
CARA is maintaining the You-Tube pagefor
public wherein tutorials & video spots
are available for promoting new
adoption process and making it
understandable for PAPs.
Video Conferencing on Adoption with
13.16 CARA has organized video conferencing
with senior State Government officials under the
chairpersonship of Secretary, Ministry of
Women & Child Development for streamlining
Publicity &Awareness : the adoption programme in the States :

13.15 Public Notice was issued by CARA for
Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs) and
Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) with
reference to online adoption process and New
Adoption Guidelines, 2015.
Advertisement was also issued in allleading
newspapers including regional
newspapers on illegal adoption to curb
the menace of illegal adoption.
One of quarterly CARA
Newsletter(Adoption Connect)
released containing all the activities
undertaken during the said period.
An Article explaining the adoptionprocess
was published in Airport Authority
Magazine – ―Airports India‖.
Production of four video spots and
audiospots for promoting adoption

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Needs Module. More than 400 adoption agencies are nowregistered online through CARINGS.17 While achievement cannot be quantified. Fast-tracking of rehabilitation of Achievements specialneeds children through Special 13. Now large pool of suitable prospectiveadoptive parents are available for adoption. year 2015-2016 can be classified as under: Child Adoption Resource Information &Guidance System (CARINGS) has been upgraded. Notification of 'Guidelines GoverningAdoption of Children – 2015' in July' 2015. some of the major accomplishments during the Mandatory online adoption process Budget and Expenditure: Central Adoption Resource Authority 142 .