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Over 3 Lakh Women Provided Assistance Through 701 One Stop Centres in 35 States/UTs

  • One Stop Centre Scheme (OSCs) being implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development has provided assistance to over 3 lakh women so far.
  • The scheme is being implemented across the country since 1st April, 2015 through State Governments/ Union Territory (UT) Administrations to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence and in distress, both in private and public spaces, under one roof and facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including police, medical, legal aid and counseling, psychological support to fight against any forms of violence against women.
  • Till date, 701 OSCs in 35 States/UTs have been operationalised.
  • In the prevalent situation created due to Covid pandemic, women who are in distress situation or affected by violence may contact the nearest OSCs for speedy assistance and services.
  • The WCD Ministry has directed the Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all States/UTs and DC/DM of all Districts to keep One Stop Centres operational during the lockdown period with availability of all the basic material required for fighting COVID-19 like Sanitizers. Soaps, Masks etc.
  • As per scheme guidelines, for smooth functioning of the centres, the responsibility of appointment/ recruitment/ selection of empanelled agencies/ individuals to provide legal counselling/ Medical aid/ psycho-social counselling etc. lies with the district administration of the respective States/ UTs. The State/UT-wise details of sanctioned and operational OSCs are as under:

FUNCTIONAL ONE STOP CENTRES

Sr. No. Name of State / UT Number of OSCs Functional
1. Andaman and Nicobar (UT) 03
2. Andhra Pradesh 13
3. Arunachal Pradesh 24
4. Assam 33
5. Bihar 38
6. Chandigarh (UT) 01
7. Chhattisgarh 27
8. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (UT) 02
9. Delhi (UT) 11
10. Goa 02
11. Gujrat 33
12. Haryana 22
13. Himachal Pradesh 12
14. Jammu & Kashmir (UT) 18
15. Jharkhand 24
16. Karnataka 30
17. Kerala 14
18. Lakshadweep (UT) 01
19. Ladakh (UT) 01
20. Maharashtra 37
21. Madhya Pradesh 52
22. Manipur 16
23. Meghalaya 11
24. Mizoram 08
25. Nagaland 11
26. Odisha 31
27. Punjab 22
28. Puducherry (UT) 04
29. Rajasthan 33
30. Sikkim 04
31. Tamil Nadu 34
32. Telangana 33
33. Tripura 08
34. Uttar Pradesh 75
35. Uttarakhand 13
TOTAL   701

 Source :   pib

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