Scheme guidelines of One Stop Centre Scheme finalized

Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), has formulated a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for setting up One Stop Centres (OSC), to be funded from the Nirbhaya Fund. 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 in a phased manner. In the first phase, one OSC will initially be established in each State/UT to facilitate access to an integrated range of services including medical, legal, and psychological support.The OSC will be integrated with 181 and other existing helplines. The scheme is being implemented through States/UTs from 1st April 2015. 

The guidelines list the services to be provided under the Scheme, steps and processes/procedures such as monitoring mechanism at various levels, fund flow, reporting, standard operating procedures for handholding of women at OSC etc. The guidelines also highlight the roles and responsibilities of various line departments. It provides monitoring and reporting formats to be used at different levels. The guidelines are not exhaustive and the feedback received from States/UTs from time to time will be incorporated as per requirements. 

The implementation guidelines have a prescribed proforma, for the submission of proposal for the establishment OSCs by States/UTs. The proposals of States/UTs will be examined by a Programme Approval Board (PAB) to be constituted in the Ministry of Women and Child Development. 

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