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701 OSCs in 35 States/UTs is Operational: Ministry of Women & Child Development

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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 / UTNumber of OSCs Functional
1.Andaman and Nicobar (UT)03
2.Andhra Pradesh13
3.Arunachal Pradesh24
4.Assam33
5.Bihar38
6.Chandigarh (UT)01
7.Chhattisgarh27
8.Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (UT)02
9.Delhi (UT)11
10.Goa02
11.Gujrat33
12.Haryana22
13.Himachal Pradesh12
14.Jammu & Kashmir (UT)18
15.Jharkhand24
16.Karnataka30
17.Kerala14
18.Lakshadweep (UT)01
19.Ladakh (UT)01
20.Maharashtra37
21.Madhya Pradesh52
22.Manipur16
23.Meghalaya11
24.Mizoram08
25.Nagaland11
26.Odisha31
27.Punjab22
28.Puducherry (UT)04
29.Rajasthan33
30.Sikkim04
31.Tamil Nadu34
32.Telangana33
33.Tripura08
34.Uttar Pradesh75
35.Uttarakhand13
TOTAL701

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