Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) in its Programme Approval Board (PAB) meeting have approved setting up of additional 100 One Stop Centres (OSCs) for women affected by violence.
The One Stop Centres (OSCs) will be set up in the states including Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) had launched Centrally Sponsored Scheme for setting up One Stop Centres (OSC). It is funded from Nirbhaya Fund.
The OSCs main objective is to provide integrated services for women affected with violence such as police assistance, medical aid, psycho-social counseling, legal aid and counseling, temporary stay for 5 days etc. under one roof.
The OSCs are being instituted across India to provide integrated support and assistance under one roof to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces in a phased manner.
According to the Ministry of WCD report, Government has set up 182 Centres since 1st April, 2015. These centres have assisted over 1.3 lakh women affected by violence in 33 States/UTs.
Every OSC is integrated with a scheme of Universalization of Women Helpline (181) of the WCD Ministry which is operational in 30 States/UTs.