Nagaland’s OSC gets jobs done for about 40 cases
Dimapur, Feb. 8: The Nagaland One Stop Center for women has assisted about 49 persons thus far during 2016 as part of services that provides assistance to women under difficult circumstances particularly those affected by violence, both in private and public spaces.
The minister of State for Women and Child Development, Krishna Raj, gave the information to a question in the Lok Sabha on February 3.
For those aware of One Stop Centers, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), has formulated a Centrally Sponsored project called the One Stop Centre, a sub-scheme of the umbrella scheme for National Mission for Empowerment of women including the Indira Gandhi Mattritav Sahyaog Yojana.
These centres will be established across the country to provide integrated support and assistance under one roof to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces.
The ministry of Women and Child Development has been implementing a scheme that provides for One Stop Centres since April 1 to support women-affected by violence. The scheme aims to facilitate access to an integrated range of services including medical aid, police assistance, legal aid / case management, psycho-social counselling, and temporary support services to women affected by violence.
Under the scheme, it has been envisaged that One Stop Centres would be set up across the country in a phases, the minister said.
During the first phase, one centre was provided per state and union territory. Further, 150 additional centres are ‘taken up’ during the second phase i.e., during 2016-2017. Also, the ministry has approved all the proposals received from states and union territories. Out of these, 68 centres have become operational.
Funds of Rs.1102.49 lakh and Rs.3555.87 lakh have been sanctioned to the states and union territories during 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, in that order, to enable them to set up One Stop Centres.
As these Centres have become operational recently, data regarding number of women assisted have been received only from States of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Haryana, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Bihar and Uttarkhand.