Ministry of Women and Child Development

Over 3 Lakh Women Provided Assistance Through 701 One Stop Centres in 35 States/UTs

Posted On: 22 MAY 2021 2:04PM by PIB Delhi

One Stop Centre Scheme (OSCs) being implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development has provided assistance to over 3 lakh women so far. The scheme is being implemented across the country since 1st April, 2015 through State Governments/ Union Territory (UT) Administrations to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence and in distress, both in private and public spaces, under one roof and facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including police, medical, legal aid and counseling, psychological support to fight against any forms of violence against women. Till date, 701 OSCs in 35 States/UTs have been operationalised.

In the prevalent situation created due to Covid pandemic, women who are in distress situation or affected by violence may contact the nearest OSCs for speedy assistance and services. The WCD Ministry has directed the Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all States/UTs and DC/DM of all Districts to keep One Stop Centres operational during the lockdown period with availability of all the basic material required for fighting COVID-19 like Sanitizers. Soaps, Masks etc.

As per scheme guidelines, for smooth functioning of the centres, the responsibility of appointment/ recruitment/ selection of empanelled agencies/ individuals to provide legal counselling/ Medical aid/ psycho-social counselling etc. lies with the district administration of the respective States/ UTs. The State/UT-wise details of sanctioned and operational OSCs are as under: 

FUNCTIONAL ONE STOP CENTRES

Sr. No.

Name of State / UT

Number of OSCs Functional

1.

Andaman and Nicobar (UT)

03

2.

Andhra Pradesh

13

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

24

4.

Assam

33

5.

Bihar

38

6.

Chandigarh (UT)

01

7.

Chhattisgarh

27

8.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (UT)

02

9.

Delhi (UT)

11

10.

Goa

02

11.

Gujrat

33

12.

Haryana

22

13.

Himachal Pradesh

12

14.

Jammu & Kashmir (UT)

18

15.

Jharkhand

24

16.

Karnataka

30

17.

Kerala

14

18.

Lakshadweep (UT)

01

19.

Ladakh (UT)

01

20.

Maharashtra

37

21.

Madhya Pradesh

52

22.

Manipur

16

23.

Meghalaya

11

24.

Mizoram

08

25.

Nagaland

11

26.

Odisha

31

27.

Punjab

22

28.

Puducherry (UT)

04

29.

Rajasthan

33

30.

Sikkim

04

31.

Tamil Nadu

34

32.

Telangana

33

33.

Tripura

08

34.

Uttar Pradesh

75

35.

Uttarakhand

13

TOTAL

 

701

 

State/UT wise Directory of 701 Functional One Stop Centres is available at:  https://wcd.nic.in/schemes/one-stop-centre-scheme-1

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