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Title of Women Development, Child Welfare and Disabled Welfare Department
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1.Overview
The Department of Women Development and Child Welfare is committed for creating a healthy and safe environment for children
To eradicate the practice of social evils such as female foeticide, child labour, child abuse, child trafficking, child marriage and to pro mote overall development of children including health, education, nutrition care and protection of child rights the department implements various schemes an programmes viz., Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), other Nutrition schemes, Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), Awareness campaigns etc
To eliminate prejudice against the girl child, to facilitate continuation of her education , to raise the age at marriage and for overall development of girl child including health, education, nutrition care, the department is specifically implementing the schemes of Girl Child Protection Scheme (GCPS), Bangarutalli, Kishori Shakthi Yojana (KSY), and Sabla
To protect the rights of children, to improve the status of children and to inquire into unfair practices against children an autonomous body viz., the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has been constituted
For providing food, shelter, clothing and free education to orphan, semi-orphan, deserted and destitute children, the department has established Children Homes and Collegiate Homes. Abandoned children less than 6 years are given care in Shishuvihars and Shishu grehas and these children are given for adoption
2.GIRL CHILD PROTECTION SCHEME (NEW)

The Girl Child Protection Scheme was launched on 8th March 2005, with the aim of giving protection to Girl Child.

The Scheme is aimed at preventing gender discrimination by empowering and protecting the rights of Girl Child through direct investment from Government.

The Girl Child Protection Scheme (GCPS) enhances the status of girl child and promotes adoption of small family norm by ensuring holistic development of the girl child, for a bright future

The Scheme aims to
  • In case of a single girl child she is entitled to receive Rs. 1.00 lakh after completion of 20 years of age
  • In case of two girl children, both of them are entitled to receive Rs.30,000/- each, after completion of 20 years age
  • Both the "single girl child" and "two girl children" are entitled to receive Rs.1,200/- per annum as scholarship from 9th class to 12th class (including ITI course) during their period of study, as a benefit under the scheme
  • The nominee of the insured parent-member whilst he/she is the Insured Member under Janasree Bima Yojana, is entitled to be paid the following
On Natural Death of insuredRs.30,000
On Death or Total Permanent Disability due to accidentRs.75,000
On Partial Permanent Disability due to accidentRs.37,500
Coverage and Budget under GCPS
Financial YearTotal BeneficiariesBudget(Rs. In Lakhs)
2005-0639,2974887.50
2006-0785,588
2007-0894,194
2008-0968,7395267.27
2009-1095,9515991.90
2010-1195,0984820.63
2011-1274,8880
2012-1365,1416321.32
2013-1446,424767.22
2014-1514999.83
Total66532043050.67
3.Bangaru Talli
The State Government has enacted Andhra Pradesh Bangaru Talli Girl Child Promotion and Empowerment Act, 2013 which provides incentives for achieving certain milestones to the Girl Child born after 1st May, 2013 till she reaches the age of 21 years
Government with a view to restore the gender balance to channelize the capabilities of woman for nation building and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals has resolved to prevent gender discrimination by empowering and protecting the girl children and catalyzing their all round growth
The Scheme extends to the whole of the state of Andhra Pradesh and it is deemed to have come into force with effect from 1stMay, 2013
It applies to all girl children born on or after 1st May, 2013 in economically backward households limited to the 1st two children in the household
Objectives
  • To enhance the social status of the girl child
  • To delay age of marriage
  • To ensure registration of birth and immunization
  • Enrolment for better nutrition and improving the girl's educational standards
The 'Bangaru Talli' scheme seeks to achieve these objectives by cash transfer on fulfilling the conditions of institutional deliveries, birth registration, complete immunization, enrolment in Anganwadis and education upto graduation.The details of the benefits are as follows
Sl. NoAgeTriggerOut Flow (in Rs.)
1At Birth Birth Registration 2,500/ Year
21st & 2nd Birth DayImmunization1,000/ Year
33rd to 5th Birth DayAnganwadi1,500/ Year
46th to 10th Birth Day1st to 5th Class 2,000/ Year
511th to 13th Birth Day6th to 8th Class2,500/ Year
614th to 15th Birth Day9th & 10th Class3,000/ Year
716th & 17th Birth Day11th & 12th Class3,500/ Year
818th to 21st Birth DayGraduation 1 to 4th Year 4,000/ Year
Total 55,000
In addition on completion of 18 years Rs. 50,000 / Rs.1 lakh is paid if she has passed 12th class/ or graduated
4.Kishori Sakshi Yojana
The Government of India has introduced a new scheme in the year 2000 named as Kishori Shakthi Yojana. It is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme
The scheme aims at empowering Adolescent Girls by breaking the intergenerational cycle of nutritional and gender disadvantages and providing a supportive environment for self development. After SABLA Programme was started in 7 Districts and in 117 Projects, KSY is being implemented in 16 Districts and in 268 Projects
Features of Kishori Shakthi Yojana (KSY)
  • KSY is Centrally Sponsored Scheme
  • The beneficiaries of the scheme are Adolescent Girls in the age group of 11-18 years
  • The Scheme aims to empower the Adolescent Girls by breaking the inter generational cycle of nutritional and gender disadvantages
  • The main focus is on Nutrition and Health education and skill development
  • Training is given on home based skills, life skills and Vocational skills
Physical and Financial Achievement under KSY for the years 2009-10 to 2011-12
Sl. NoYearPhysical AchievementFinancial (Rs. in lakhs)
12009-10 9,520 413.60
22010-117,973206.80
32011-124,224206.80
42012-135,441 148.50
52013-145,127256.06
Total 32,2851231.76
5.Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolecent Girls
The scheme aims at covering Adolescent Girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years in all ICDS projects in selected 200 Districts across India on pilot basis. In Andhra Pradesh (7) Districts were selected i.e., Visakhapatnam, WestGodavari, Chittoor, Ananthapur, Adilabad, Mahaboobnagar and Hyderabad for implementation of this scheme during the year 2010-11. In total 117 ICDS Projects in (7) districts are being covered for implementation of the Scheme
Objectives of the Scheme
  • Enable self-development and empowerment of Adolescent Girls
  • Improve their nutrition and health status
  • Spread awareness among them about health, hygiene, nutrition, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH), and family and child care
  • Upgrade their home-based skills, life skills and vocational skills
  • Mainstream out-of-school Adolescent Girls into formal/non formal-education; and
  • Inform and guide Adolescent Girls about existing public services, such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station, etc
Services under the scheme
  • Supplementary nutrition
  • IFA supplementation
  • Health check-up and referral
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Counselling / guidance on family welfare, ARSH, childcare practices and home management
  • Life skills education and accessing public services
  • Vocational training (for girls aged 16 years and above)
6.SUPPLEMENTARY NUTRITION PROGRAMME AND IFA SUPPLEMENTATION
upplementary Nutrition under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is being provided to the Out of School Adolescent Girls in the age group 11-14 Yrs and to all in the age group of 15-18 Yrs. This consists of monthly ration of 3 Kgs rice, 1 Kg dal, Lt. Oil, 16 eggs in a month. This is distributed as a Take Home Ration on 1st of every month on Nutrition and Health Day-1
Also IFA tablets @ 4 per month are being distributed to Adolescent Girls under WIFS Programme in collaboration with Health & Family Welfare Department
Physical and Financial Achievements
Sl. NoYearPhysical Financial (Rs. in lakhs)
12011-12 618975 1097.60
22012-136205334573.23
32013-146556665303.33
7.INTEGRATED CHILD PROTECTION SCHEME (ICPS)
Integrated Child Protection Scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme designed to contribute to the realization of Government/ State responsibility for creating a system that will efficiently and effectively protect children. It is based on the cardinal principles of "protection of child rights" and "best interest of the child". Hence, the ICPS objectives are: to contribute to the improvements in the well being of children in difficult circumstances, as well as to the reduction of vulnerabilities to situations and actions that lead to abuse, neglect, exploitation, abandonment and separation of children. These are sought to be achieved by
  • Improved access to and quality of child protection services
  • Raised public awareness about the reality of child rights, situation and protection in India
  • Clearly articulated responsibilities and enforced accountability for child protection
  • Established and functioning structures at all government levels for delivery of statutory and support services to children in difficult circumstances
  • Introduced and operational evidence based monitoring and evaluation
The ICPS focuses its activities on children in need of care and protection and children in conflict and contact with the law
Child in need of care & protection means a child who
  • is found without any home or settled place or abode and without and ostensible means of subsistence
  • resides with a person (whether a guardian of the child or not) and such person has threatened to kill or injure the child and there is a reasonable likelihood of the threat being carried out, or has killed, abused or neglected some other child or children and there is a reasonable likelihood of the child in question being killed, abused or neglected by that person.
  • is a mentally or physically challenged or ill child or a child suffering from terminal diseases or incurable diseases, and/ or having no one to support or look after him/her
  • has a parent or guardian and such parent or guardian is unfit or incapacitated to care for or supervise the child
  • does not have a parent/parents and no one is willing to take care of him/her, or whose parents have abandoned him/her or who is a missing and /or runaway child and whose parents cannot be found after reasonable inquiry
  • is being or is likely to be grossly abused, tortured or exploited for the purpose of sexual abuse or illegal acts
  • is found vulnerable and is likely to be inducted into drug abuse or trafficking
  • is found or is likely to be abused for unconscionable gains
  • is victim of any armed conflict, civil commotion or natural calamity
Child conflict with law is one who is alleged to have committed an offence
Child contact with law is one who has come in contact with the law either as victim or as a witness or due to any circumstance
ICPS is implemented through the following services
  • is found without any home or settled place or abode and without and ostensible means of subsistence
  • Emergency services through "Child line"
  • Open shelter for children in urban and semi-urban areas
  • Non-institutional care of sponsorship, foster-care, adoption and after-care
  • Institutional services in the form of shelter homes, children homes, observation homes, special homes and specialized services for children with special needs
Child conflict with law is one who is alleged to have committed an offence
Child contact with law is one who has come in contact with the law either as victim or as a witness or due to any circumstance
To implement ICPS the District Child Protection Units have been set up in all districts in the State
As per the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2006, Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), Juvenile Justice Boards(JJBs), Special juvenile police units (SJPUs) and Inspection Committees have been constituted in all districts of the state
8.Children Institutions
Children institutions are established for Children in need of Care and Protection i.e., orphan girls, semi-orphans, children of disabled parents and ex-servicemen etc., Children are provided boarding, shelter, clothing and medical care till 10th class or 18 years of age whichever is earlier. There are various types of child institutions viz., children homes, observation homes, special homes, shishu vihars, shishu-grehas and hostels/ home for the disabled