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The Government of India is implementing One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme with effect from 1st April, 2015. OSCs provide a range of integrated services under one roof including police facilitation, medical aid, legal aid and counseling, psycho-social counseling and temporary shelter to women affected by violence or in distress. As on date, 733 OSCs have been approved for 730 districts across the country, out of which 704 OSCs have been operationalised in 35 States/ UTs, which have assisted over 4.50 lakh women. The setting up of OSCs from the year 2015 onward, at district level, have provided a dedicated platform to women facing violence and who are in distress to get necessary help and assistance, which was not available earlier. The OSCs have been set up in different phases in different districts, and over half of them have been operationalised in the past three years. This clearly shows that the scheme is moving in the right direction to achieve the envisaged goals and objectives. The State-wise details of OSCs set up in first phase is at Annexure-I.

The OSCs have assisted more than 4.5 lakh women as on 30.09.2021. The State / UT-wise details of number of women assisted is at Annexure-II.

In different phases, proposals for setting up 37 OSCs from State of Maharashtra and 03 OSCs from the UT of Andaman and Nicorbar Islands were received in the Ministry. All these centres were approved by the Programme Approval Board (PAB) of the Ministry and are functional as on date. In addition, Ministry has recently received a proposal on 02.12.2021 for setting up one additional OSC in Thane district of Maharashtra.

As on date, an amount of Rs. 29.39 crore has been released under the scheme to the State of Maharashtra, out of which Utilisation Certificates (UCs) for an amount of Rs. 5.03 crore have been received. In case of UT of Andaman and Nicobar Island, against a total release of Rs. 1.88 crore, UCs have been received for an amount of Rs. 1.24 crore.

As per the scheme guidelines, district/ State authorities are mandated for monitoring, coordinating and mid-course correction for effective implementation of the scheme. The Ministry at various levels also reviews, from time to time, for effective implementation of the scheme and functioning of these centres by issuing advisories to States Governments/ UT Administrations and conducting meeting, video conferencing etc with all concerned functionaries. Further, an online platform namely Sakhi Dashboard is also available for monitoring of its implementation.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Lok Sabha .

Annexure-I

State-wise umber of OSCs set up in first phase

S.No. State/UT Number of OSC District
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1 South Andaman
2 Andhra Pradesh 1 Krishna
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 Papumpare/Itanagar
4 Assam 1 Guwahati(kamrup metro)
5 Bihar 1 Patna
6 Chandigarh 1 Chandigarh
7 Chattishgarh 1 Raipur
8 Erstwhile UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1 Dadra and Nagar Haveli
9 Erstwhile UT of Daman and Diu 1 Diu
10 Goa 1 North Goa
11 Gujarat 1 Sabarkantha
12 Haryana 1 Karnal
13 Himachal Pradesh 1 Solan
14 Jammu and Kashmir 1 Srinagar
15 Jharkhand 1 Ranchi
16 Karnataka 1 Udupi
17 Kerala 1 Thiruvanatapuram
18 Madhya Pradesh 1 Indore
19 Maharashtra 1 Pune
20 Manipur 1 Thoubal
21 Meghalaya 1 East Khasi Hills
22 Mizoram 1 Aizawl
23 Nagaland 1 Dimapur
24 Odisha 1 Bhubaneswar
25 Puducherry 1 Puducherry
26 Punjab 1 Bathinda
27 Rajasthan 1 Jaipur
28 Sikkim 1 East Sikkim
29 Tamil Nadu 1 Chennai
30 Telangana 1 Nizamabad
31 Tripura 1 West Tripura
32 Uttar Pradesh 1 Banda
33 Uttrakhand 1 Haridwar

Annexure-II

Number of Women Assisted by One Stop Centres (OSCs)

Sl. No. State /Uts From 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2021 From 01.04.2021 to 30.09.2021 Total
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT) 1563 48 1611
2 Andhra Pradesh 29177 2028 31205
3 Arunachal Pradesh 658 NA 658
4 Assam 4351 1678 6029
5 Bihar 14023 3982 18005
6 Chandigarh (UT) 766 87 853
7 Chhattisgarh 25236 2741 27977
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (UT) 764 74 838
9 Goa 2542 867 3409
10 Gujarat 11875 3091 14966
11 Haryana 12259 3878 16137
12 Himachal Pradesh 300 164 464
13 Jammu & Kashmir (UT) 2498 NA 2498
14 Jharkhand 979 299 1278
15 Karnataka 5331 2048 7379
16 Kerala 5327 1975 7302
17 Ladakh (UT) 27 NA 27
18 Lakshadweep (UT) 0 0 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 35937 7881 43818
20 Maharashtra 7116 1796 8912
21 Manipur 249 154 403
22 Meghalaya 682 305 987
23 Mizoram 387 108 495
24 Nagaland 530 112 642
25 NCT of Delhi (UT) 588 NA 588
26 Odisha 9337 3042 12379
27 Puducherry (UT) 287 24 311
28 Punjab 6696 1466 8162
29 Rajasthan 11443 2129 13572
30 Sikkim 410 117 527
31 Tamil Nadu 12911 7080 19991
32 Taelangana 24949 6351 31300
33 Tripura 154 NA 154
34 Uttar Pradesh 157620 9688 167308
35 Uttarakhand 3900 764 4664
36 West Bengal 0 0 0
  Total 390872 63977 454849

 

 

 

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