Govt approves setting 100 additional One Stop Centres(OSCs) for women safety | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Govt approves setting 100 additional One Stop Centres(OSCs) for women safety

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Ministry of Women and Child Development has approved 100 additional One Stop Centres in the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has set up 182 Centres till date under the scheme of One Stop Centres (OSCs) for women affected by violence since April, 2015. Over 1.3 lakhs such women affected by violence have been assisted at these centres till date in 33 States/UTs.
The purpose of these OSCs is to facilitate integrated services for women affected with violence such as police assistance, medical aid, psycho-social counselling, legal aid/counselling, temporary stay for 5 days etc. such that aggrieved women can avail services under one roof and The OSCs are established in existing buildings and in new constructed buildings in a standard format. The OSC at Raipur, Chhattisgarh that is functional as the premier constructed buildinghas received the Hon’ble President’s award on 8th March, 2018, International Women’s Day.

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