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UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS | MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (MWCD) ISSUES DETAILED GUIDELINES FOR ‘MISSION SHAKTI’ | 17TH JULY | PIB

SYLLABUS SECTION: GS II (SOCIAL ISSUES)

WHY IN THE NEWS?

Recently, Ministry of Women and Child Development issues Detailed Guidelines for ‘Mission Shakti’

That was aimed at Strengthening Interventions for Women Safety, Security and Empowerment.

MORE DEATAILS:

  • ‘Mission Shakti’ is an integrated women empowerment program as umbrella scheme for the safety, security and empowerment of women.
  • The mission addresses issues affecting women on a life-cycle continuum basis,
  • And will be implementing during the 15th Finance Commission period 2021-22 to 2025-26.
  • It seeks to reduce care burden on women and increase female labour force,
  • Participation by promoting skill development, capacity building, financial literacy, access to micro-credit etc.
  • Mission Shakti’ has two sub-schemes – ‘Sambal’ and ‘Samarthya’.
  1. The “Sambal” sub-scheme is for safety and security of women, the “Samarthya” sub-scheme is for empowerment of women.
  • The components of ‘Sambal‘ sub-scheme consist of erstwhile schemes of One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL), Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) with a new component of Nari Adalats– women’s collectives to promote and facilitate alternative dispute resolution and gender justice in society and within families.
  1. The components of ‘Samarthya‘ sub-scheme consist of erstwhile schemes of Ujjwal, Swadhar Greh and Working Women Hostel have been include with modifications.
  • The existing schemes of National Creche Scheme for children of working mothers and Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) under umbrella ICDS have now been include in Samarthya.
  • A new component of Gap Funding for Economic Empowerment has also been add in the Samarthya Scheme in Ministry of Women and Child Development.

SOURCE: PIB

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