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Ministry of Women and Child Development

Women Helplines

Posted On: 12 JUL 2019 4:47PM by PIB Delhi

The Government of India accords utmost priority to safety of women in the country. The Government of India has set up Nirbhaya Fund for implementing innovative schemes and projects aimed at enhancing safety and security of women. The Ministry of Women and Child Development is also implementing Schemes including the Scheme of ‘One Stop Centres’ for violence affected women, the Scheme of ‘Women Helpline’ and the Scheme of ‘Mahila Police Volunteers’ under Nirbhaya Fund Framework.

One Stop Centre Scheme aims to facilitate integrated range of services for women affected with violence under one roof such as police facilitation, medical support, legal counselling, psycho-social counselling and temporary shelter.   Universalisation of Women Helpline Schemeaims to provide 24 hours emergency and non-emergency referral and information service to women affected with violence. Mahila Police Volunteers Scheme aims to create public-police interface to facilitate outreach on issues related to violence against women.  

Further, the Empowered Committee of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund Framework, chaired by Secretary WCD, has appraised a number of schemes/projects of other Ministries/Departments under ‘Nirbhaya Fund Framework’.  

The objective of the Universalisation of Women Helpline (WHL) Scheme is to provide 24 hours emergency and non-emergency referral and information services to women affected by violence, both in public and private spaces by linking them with appropriate authorities such as police, One Stop Centres, Hospital, legal services etc. Women Helpline has been set up in 32 States/UTs.  The details of women benefitted State/UT-wise are at Annexure-I.

The details of number of persons employed under the Women Helpline Scheme during the last three years and current year, State/UT-wise are at Annexure-II.

The details of the amount sanctioned, released and utilised for the implementation of Women Helpline across the country during the last three years and current year State/UT-wise are at Annexure-III.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development undertakes reviews of the Women Helpline through visits by officers, meetings, video conferences, workshops etc. from time to time with concerned authorities and functionaries regarding the implementation of the Women Helpline Scheme. So far, more than 25 lakh women have been benefitted through Women Helpline.

 

ANNEXURE-I

State/UT-wise statement on women benefitted by Women Helpline for the last three years and current year :

 

Sl. No.

State/ UTs

Total No. of women benefitted

(FY : 2016-17)

Total No. of women benefitted

(FY : 2017-18)

Total No. of women benefitted

(FY : 2018-19)

Total No. of women benefitted

(FY : 2019-20)

(As on 30.06.2019)

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Not Operational

Not Operational

501

32

2

Andhra Pradesh

44715

215300

235425

230456

3

Arunachal Pradesh

8

3314

1942

150

4

Assam

Not Operational

43

1120

112

5

Bihar

45908

43119

36254

4478

6

Chandigarh

15318

13625

12759

3305

7

Chhattisgarh 

1103

1830

2771

513

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Not Operational

48

75

8

9

Daman & Diu

Not Operational

26

46

4

10

Goa

Not Operational

Not Operational

962

984

11

Gujarat

111584

129265

172352

152187

12

Haryana

Not Operational

Not Operational

310

225

13

Himachal Pradesh

Not Operational

Not Operational

2000

378

14

Jammu & Kashmir 

Not Operational

266

820

191

15

Jharkhand

62923

77993

143423

37629

16

Karnataka

Not Operational

Not Operational

33

115

17

Kerala

382

17794

25869

4993

18

Madhya Pradesh

18503

26279

38982

19175

19

Maharashtra

43250

79645

141970

1793

20

Manipur

Not Operational

199

145

16

21

Meghalaya

Not Operational

71

61

7

22

Mizoram

812

1320

1539

374

23

Nagaland

Not Operational

124

116

159

24

NCT of Delhi

Data not provided

Data not provided

Data not provided

Data not provided

25

Odisha

Not Operational

28197

23321

981

26

Punjab

123545

108253

126607

31213

27

Rajasthan

Not Operational

1323

4510

1424

28

Sikkim

22

78

19

69

29

Tamil Nadu

Not Operational

0

68831

37559

30

Telangana

Not Operational

170610

281917

44582

31

Uttar Pradesh

Not Operational

12551

188142

204632

32

Uttarakhand

547

792

852

112

 

ANNEXURE-II

State/UT-wise statement on number of persons employed under the Women Helpline Scheme for the last three years and current year :

 

 

Sl. No.

State/ UTs

Total No. of Employees

(FY : 2016-17)

Total No. of Employees

(FY : 2017-18)

Total No. of Employees

(FY : 2018-19)

 

Total No. of Employees

(FY : 2019-20)

(As on 30.06.2019)

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Not Operational

Not Operational

7

12

2

Andhra Pradesh

2

8

23

23

3

Arunachal Pradesh

2

12

19

21

4

Assam

Not Operational

7

19

19

5

Bihar

22

29

31

35

6

Chandigarh 

21

20

20

18

7

Chhattisgarh 

22

30

20

20

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Not Operational

0

0

0

9

Daman & Diu

Not Operational

0

0

0

10

Goa

Not Operational

Not Operational

17

17

11

Gujarat

162

149

170

170

12

Haryana

Not Operational

Not Operational

6

6

13

Himachal Pradesh

Not Operational

Not Operational

9

9

14

Jammu & Kashmir 

Not Operational

14

26

26

15

Jharkhand

9

9

9

9

16

Karnataka

Not Operational

Not Operational

8

10

17

Kerala

13

13

13

13

18

Madhya Pradesh

6

6

6

6

19

Maharashtra

1

1

5

8

20

Manipur

Not Operational

11

11

11

21

Meghalaya

Not Operational

18

12

11

22

Mizoram

10

15

19

19

23

Nagaland

Not Operational

14

14

14

24

NCT of Delhi

Data not provided

Data not provided

Data not provided

Data not provided

25

Odisha

Not Operational

15

17

17

26

Punjab

21

27

27

27

27

Rajasthan

Not Operational

15

20

20

28

Sikkim

10

10

10

10

29

Tamil Nadu

Not Operational

Not Operational

11

11

30

Telangana

Not Operational

19

19

19

31

Uttar Pradesh

Not Operational

23

98

98

32

Uttarakhand

19

19

20

20

 

Annexure-III

State/UT-wise statement on sanction, release and utilisation of funds during the year 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20:

 

(Rupees in Lakh)

S. No

States/UTs

Year

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

(as on 30.06.2019)

Utilisation

1

Andaman & Nicobar

0

0

50.95

34.08

0.13

2

Andhra Pradesh

0

0

60.60

34.08

106.5

3

Arunachal Pradesh

0

59.50

81.36

34.08

169.2

4

Assam

0

0

16.12

22.72

16.58

5

Bihar

0

38.07

54.94

46.50

133.1

6

Chandigarh

0

89.15

58.93

34.08

188.4

7

Chhattisgarh

37.91

63.64

85.35

34.08

166.5

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

0

0

0

0

0

9

Daman & Diu

0

34.08

0

34.08

3.64

10

Goa

0

0

0

0

0

11

Gujarat

0

178.80

89.40

46.50

270.2

12

Haryana

0

0

0

0

0

13

Himachal Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

14

Jammu & Kashmir

0

0

33.82

34.08

51.33

15

Jharkhand

0

0

0

0

0

16

Karnataka

0

0

0

0

0

17

Kerala

0

21.64

67.65

34.08

72.71

18

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

0

0

19

Madhya Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

20

Maharashtra

0

0

0

0

0

21

Manipur

0

0

0

0

0

22

Meghalaya

0

0

32.70

34.08

49.7

23

Mizoram

0

85.20

85.20

34.08

187.5

24

Nagaland

29.11

76.33

   68.16

34.08

177.2

25

NCT of Delhi

0

0

0

0

0

26

Odisha

0

30.16

98.65

34.08

140.6

27

Puducherry

0

0

51.08

0

0

28

Punjab

0

0

27.19

34.08

21.97

29

Rajasthan

0

0

0

 

0

30

Sikkim

0

0

33.81

34.08

46.99

31

Tamil Nadu

0

0

46.50

46.50

62.7

32

Telangana

0

0

0

0

0

33

Tripura

0

0

0

0

0

34

Uttar Pradesh

0

40.11

88.54

46.50

0

35

Uttarakhand

0

46.79

57.61

34.08

75.51

36

West Bengal

0

0

0

0

0

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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