Schemes

Name of the Scheme Brief Details of the Scheme
Manodhairya Scheme for Rape victims, Children who are victims of Sexual Offences and Acid Attack Victims (Women and Children)
  • It is of utmost importance to ensure the victims of Rape and Acid Attacks (Women and Children) are brought out from the psychological shock that they suffer. It is also equally important to provide them Shelter, Financial Assistance, Medical and Legal Aid and Counselling Services.
  • As per the directions of the Hon. Bombay High Court, the State has now revised the Financial Norms and Revised Manodhairya Scheme has been launched
  • Govt. of Maharashtra has been implementing Manodhairya Scheme for rehabilitation of victims of Rape and Acid Attacks (women and children) by providing them Financial Assistance
  • With this in mind, the WCD Dept. is implementing Manodhairya Scheme in the State. Financial Assistance of Rs.1 Lakhs and in special cases Rs. 10 Lakhs. is provided to the victims. Based on the requirement, Rehabilitation of victims and their dependents by way of shelter, counselling, medical and legal support, Education and Vocational Education is carried out.
  • Single Window System: Complete process starting from accepting the forms to providing financial assistance have been handed over to District Level/ State Level Legal Services Authority
  • Inclusion of minor Girls under ITPA Act: The revised Act also covers Minor Girls rescued under The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956

 

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Manjhi Kanya Bhagyashree Scheme
  • From 1st August 2017, WCD Dept. Govt. of Maharashtra has started implementation of First-of-its-Kind scheme “Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree”.
  • Under this scheme, Govt. shall provide Financial Assistance as follows:
    • One Girl Child: Rs.50,000 for a period of 18 years
    • Two Girl Children: Rs. 25,000 each on the name of both the Girls
    • Benefits applicable only to the Families having monthly income upto 7.5 Lakhs and only after submission of Family Planning Certificate
    • The families can withdraw accumulated interest after every six years.
  • Funds worth Rs. 20 Crores (FY 2017-18) and Rs. 14 Crores (FY 2018-19) have been distributed for creation of Fixed Deposits

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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme
  • With a core objective of increasing the Child Sex ratio in the State, the WCD Department has started implementation of Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao Scheme of the Central Govt. in 10 Districts i.e. Beed, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Washim, Kolhapur, Osmanabad, Sangli and Jalna.
  • The overarching goals of this scheme are to:
    • Prevent Gender biased sex selective elimination
    • Ensure survival& protection of the girl child
    • Ensure education & participation of the girl child
  • Since 15th June 2016, additional six districts Hingoli, Solapur, Pune , Parbhani , Nashik , Latur were also added into the scheme
  • The G.R. Dated 6th August 2018 issued for implementation of said scheme  in  remaining 19 districts
  • Maharashtra State is the only State in the country where it’s two districts Jalgaon & Osmanabad were felicitated with special award by Hon’ble Minister WCD, GOI, on National Girl Child Day, 24th January 2017. This districts were recognized for contribution “effective community engagement, enforcement of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and enabling girl child education

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Counselling Centre for Women
  • Counselling support is provided to victims of atrocities (Women and Children) to help them get rid of the psychological stress
SavitribaiPhule Multipurpose Women's Centre for victims of atrocities
  • Consulting and Guidance is provided to women who are victims of atrocities.
  • These centers are hubs for these victim where they can seek guidance and counselling on Legal Support, Employment and Vocational Training.
Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers
  • Under this program, pre-school children are provided requisite toys and educational material
  • Considering these factors and following the guiding principles of the Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra has started 600 crèches in the districts of Thane, Nashik, Nandurbar, Amravati, Gadchiroli and Chandrapur on experimental basis

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Women State Homes for Destitute Women, Teenage Mothers, Women who are victims of atrocities (Age Group of 16 to 60 years)
  • Safe and protected environment and basic facilities are provided to the residing women. Rehabilitation of the victims is ensured through Marriage and Employment.
  • Aid of Rs. 1000 per beneficiary, Rs. 500 per month for her first child and Rs. 400 per month for her second child is provided after her first month of stay in the State
  • The Women State Homes are established (1 each) in Pune, Baramati, Satara, Kolhapur, Solapur, Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Aurangabad, Jalna, Nanded, Latur, Akola, Jalgaon, Nashik, Dhule Districts. There are two State Homes in Nagpur District. 

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Shelter Homes for Destitute Women, Teenage Mothers, Women who are victims of atrocities (Age Group of 16 to 60 years)
  • The shelter homes provide a safe and protected environment and basic facilities such as Food, Clothing, Shelter, Security, Medical Assitance, Education and Training related facilities, Legal Advise and so on.
  • Victims are eligible for Maher Scheme after a stay of 30 days. Rehabilitation of the victims through Marriage/ Skill Development etc.
Welfare Scheme for Devdasis
  • Maintenance Allowance is provided to Devdasis along with Grant in Aid to Devdasi and their daughters for marriage
  • Grant to Children of Devdasi is provided for purchasing School Uniform and other School related items
  • Hostel for Children of Devdasis

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Financial Help for Marriage of Girls in Orphanages, Women Reception Centers and Protection Homes
  • This scheme is applicable to Girls in various government/ NGO run institutions such as State Homes, Orphanages, Shelter Homes, Protection Homes under Maher Scheme and Children Homes etc. who have completed 18 years of age
  • A cheque of Rs. 25,000 is deposited in the name of the girl in her bank account (in a Nationalized Bank) for the purpose of buying marriage related expenses and for purchasing Utensils etc.
Shubh Mangal Samuhik Vivah Scheme
  • Grant in Aid per marrying couple is provided for daughters of Widows and Destitute Women
  • Daughters of Widows and Destitute Women who have completed 18 years of age are applicable for this scheme
  • The grant is not applicable if the girl has received any funding for her marriage from any other source

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