A Scheme for Women in Difficult Circumstances
















As amended September 25,2002





Government of India

Ministry of Women & Child Development


Swadhar – A scheme for Women in Difficult Circumstances


A.       Introduction

          Although Indian family as a social institution is well known for the emotional and physical support that it provides to its extended members, many a time it fails to respond to the needs of women, specially for women in difficult circumstance like widows, destitute and deserted women, women ex-prisoners, victims of sexual abuse and crimes, including those trafficked and rescued from brothels, migrant or refugee women who have been rendered homeless due to natural calamities like flood, cyclone, earthquake, mentally challenged women, women victims of terrorist violence etc.  Often the support of immediate or extended family are not available due to reasons ranging from economic instability of the family to provide such support to the breakdown of joint family system to the social bias against the marginalized women as also the attitude and value attached to such women.  Sometimes society itself drives such women out of the system to lead lives of sub human existence. More often vulnerable women in distress end up as beggars or prostitutes for their own survival and at times for survivals and maintenance of their dependent children.


          Very limited State intervention  available through old age home, short stay home, Nari Niketan etc,  cover only a fringe of the problems of such women. Therefore a scheme known as ‘Swadhar’ has been designed with a more flexible and innovative approach to cater to the requirement of various types of women in   distress in diverse situations under different conditionsThe  Swadhar Scheme purports to address the specific vulnerability of each of group of women in difficult circumstances through a Home-based holistic and integrated approach.  

B.       Objective


          The following shall be the objectives of the scheme:

i)            To provide primary need of shelter, food, clothing and care to the marginalized women/girls living in difficult circumstances who are without any social and economic support;

ii)           To provide emotional support and counseling to such women;

iii)         To rehabilitate them socially and economically through education, awareness, skill up gradation and personality development through behavioral training etc.;

iv)          To arrange for specific clinical, legal and other support for women/girls in need of those intervention by linking and networking with other organizations in both Govt. & Non- Govt. sector on case to case basis;

v)           To provide for help line or other facilities to such women in distress; and

vi)          To provide such other services as will be required for the support and rehabilitation to such women in distress.


C.      Target Group/Beneficiarie

          The following shall be the target group beneficiaries of the scheme

(i)                 Widows deserted by their families and relatives and left uncared near religious places where they are victims of exploitation;

(ii)               Women prisoners released from jail and without family support

(iii)             Women survivors of natural disaster who have been rendered     homeless and   are without any social and economic support;

(iv)             Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels or other     places or women/girl victims of sexual crimes who are disowned by family or who do not want to go back to respective family for various reasons;

(v)               Women victims of terrorist/extremist  violence who are without any family support and without any economic means for survival;

(vi)           Mentally challenged women (except for the psychotic categories   who require care in specialized environment in mental hospitals) who are without any support of family  or relatives.

(vii)         Women with HIV/AIDS deserted by their family or women who have lost their husband due to HIV/AIDS and are without social/economic support; or

(viii)      similarly placed women in difficult circumstances.


D.       Implementing Agencies


          The implementing agencies can be the Social Welfare/ Women and Child Welfare Department of State Government, Women’s Development Corporations, Urban Local Bodies, reputed Public/Private Trust or Voluntary Organistions who are willing to take up the responsibility of rehabilitating such women.   The organization must have adequate experience and expertise of taking up such works of rehabilitation.


E.       Eligibility Conditions


The implementing organizations must fulfill the following eligibility conditions:

a)            The organisation should be registered under law and must have a properly constituted Managing Body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in its Constitution;

b)           The organization must not work for the profit of any individual or body of individuals;

c)            It should ordinarily have three years experience after its registration.

d)           Its financial position should be sound;

e)            It should have facilities, resources, experience and personnel to initiate the scheme for which assistance is sought.


F.       Components of the Scheme


The scheme shall have the following main components:

a)             Assistance for construction of buildings for the Centre

b)            Rent for the shelter

c)             Assistance for the management of the Centre.

d)            Provision for food, shelter and clothing for the women and their children below the age of 18 years

e)             Counselling for the women in difficult circumstances

f)              Clinical, legal and other support for women in difficult circumstances who are in need of that intervention.

g)            Training for the economic rehabilitation of such women

h)            Help line facilities for such women


The implementing agencies may seek assistance for all the  components  as mentioned above under the scheme.  However,   assistance can be sought for a few components also provided  that the other facilities are available and holistic care is provided  by the organisation to the women in difficult circumstances.   

  Wherever necessary and feasible, each Centre shall be expected to aim at the convergence of the benefits of separate schemes of DWCD and other Ministries/Departments regarding education, training, health, awareness generation, self-employment etc, which are not specifically provided for in the scheme.

G.              Pattern of Assistance

          Government shall grant following types of assistance to the implementing organizations for the development of the Centres:


(i)      Assistance for purchase of land


Land should be provided free of cost by implementing agencies.


(ii)     Assistance for construction of building


Government shall grant assistance for construction of rooms/cottages/ huts for the shelter of the inmates and common facilities like kitchen, bathroom, training hall, recreation room, office room etc and infrastructure facilities like water, electricity, approach road, boundary wall  etc.  75% of the cost of such constructions subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 25,000 per inmate i.e., Rs. 25 lakhs for a Centre for 100 women shall be permissible.  The balance amount for construction shall be paid by the implementing agencies.  An agreement shall be signed with the NGO to the effect that the building shall not be used for any purpose other than rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.    


(iii)                      Assistance for rented accommodation


 In the first year of the project, 100% assistance towards rent, subject to a ceiling of  Rs. 50,000/- p.m. for a centre for 200 women, and correspondingly for other centers, may be provided in order to enable the implementing agencies to begin implementation of the scheme quickly, while bringing up resources to construct the building or for continuing on rent.  However, from the  second year onwards  75% assistance, subject to a ceiling of Rs.37,500/- for  a centre for 200 women, and correspondingly for other centres, shall be provided.    Reasonability of the rent should be certified by the DM/State PWD.


(iv)    Administration and Management


          The exact quantum of staff to be sanctioned in each project shall be decided on a case-to-case basis.  Indicative complement of staff, which can be sanctioned, is provided in the standard modules as provided in Annexure VI. The following shall be the types of staff and their salary that can be sanctioned. The salary structure of the staff shall be reviewed every ten years.



Per month


Resident Superintendent



Asstt. Superintendent



Medical Doctor (part time)



Counselor –(Full time) 



Counselor –(Part time)



Trained Nurse (Full time)



Clerk (Typing, Accounting and Store Keeping)







            In addition, services of a lawyer may be obtained on contract basis.


(v)     Other Recurring expenditure

         a)       The following recurring expenditure of the centre shall be sanctioned:                         

i)        Office Contingencies @ Rs 5 per inmate per month

ii)       Medical expenses @ Rs 25 per month per inmate subject to actual

iii)      Food of Residents @ Rs.500 per inmate per month

iv)       Training for rehabilitation – as per norms of Women’s Economic Programme (WEP)

v)       Pocket Money  @ of Rs.50 per inmate per month for those women who are not engaged in any economic activity. 


b)                 Upper ceiling for annual non-rental recurring expenditure per inmate for the 3 types of modules will be 9000 for a center for 200 inmates, 10,000/- for a center for 100 inmates and 13,000/- for a center of 50 inmates out of which not less than Rs.6,000/- should  be spent on food alone. 

c)                   No escalation on this ceiling will be allowed during 10th Plan period and any excess expenditure should be met by the implementing agency from its own resource.

d)                 For children, grant shall be given @ 2/3 of the expenditure applicable to women.


(ix)          Other Non recurring expenditure


Assistance for furniture, beds, bedding, utensils, machines and other items of permanent use @ Rs 2,000 per inmate

Recreation & Development activities@ Rs 200 per inmate              

These grants shall be sanctioned once in five years subject to actual


 (vii)  Help Line for Women in Distress


          The lease charges and bills for toll free phone shall be reimbursed by the DWCD. Other assistance to be provided on a 100% reimbursement basis are detailed in Module VII. 

H.       Project proposal

          The project proposals under the scheme shall be received in prescribed format (Annexure –I) through the State Govts/UT Admns. The State Govt/UT Administration shall submit its Appraisal Report and recommendations as per the format prescribed (Annexure-II). The Utilisation Certificate and Progress Report shall be submitted in formats prescribed in Annexure III and IV. A few suggestive models for the preparation of project proposals have been indicated in Annexure V. These are only illustrative. The implementing organizations may submit other innovative proposals according to the specific needs of the women in difficult circumstances as defined to achieve the objectives of the scheme.

          The project proposal complete in all aspects as mentioned above shall be submitted to Joint Secretary, Women Development Bureau, Department of Women & Child Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 through Registered Post/Speed Post. 

I.       Sanctioning of the Scheme

          Each proposal shall be sanctioned by a Project Sanctioning Committee comprising of the following members 

a.            Secretary,  Women and Child Development Department (Chairperson)

b.            Financial Adviser,  Ministry of Human Resource Development (DWCD)

c.             Secretary in charge of Women and Child Development of the concerned State Governments.

d.            Joint Secretary of the concerned bureau in the Department (Convener).

J.      Procedure for Sanction

i)    Grants for the construction of the building shall be sanctioned on      production of the following documents:

a)                  Layout, architectural and structural plan of the building approved by the local authority.

b)                  Detailed estimate of construction duly verified by the District Superintending Engineer/Civil Engineer.

c)                   Any other document that the Sanctioning Committee may deem fit.

d)                  Proof of ownership of land

e)                  Land documents

f)                    Non encumbrance certificate of the land.


(ii)     Grant for construction of the buildings shall be released in three installments, 50% before the construction is started, 40% when the civil construction is completed and remaining 10% after the construction is over. Recurring grant for other expenses shall be released in two bi-annual installments. Each installment of grant shall be released only on production of Utilization Certificate in respect of the previous installment duly certified by the Chartered Accountant  along with photographic documents in support of physical progress of construction.

K.  Monitoring of the Scheme :

(i)      Monitoring at District Level


           The functioning of the Swadhar Centres where residential facility for the inmates shall be monitored by a District Level Committee comprising of the following:

a.            District Magistrate (Chairperson)

b.            District Superintendent of Police

c.             President/Secretary/Executive Head of the Implementing Organisation

d.            Lady Principal of College/Head Mistress of Girls School.

e.            One senior lady doctor to be nominated by Chief Medical Officer

f.              General Manager District Industries Centre

g.            One socially active woman of the area to be nominated by the D.M

h.            Women representative of Panchayat/urban local bodies.

i.              District Welfare Officer (Convener)

The Committee shall meet at least twice in a year to:

 a)            To monitor and review the functioning of the Centre;

b)           To suggest steps for sustainable rehabilitation of the inmates and to review these measures;

c)            To review the steps for the safety of the inmates;

d)           To review the facilities available to the inmates;

e)            To encourage community participation in these efforts; and

f)             To provide linkages with other schemes of the Government.


The Committee shall submit a report of its proceedings to Secretary (Social Welfare/Women & Child Development) within 15 days of the meetings. 

(ii)      Monitoring at the State Level


          The Secretary in-charge of Social Welfare/Women & Child Development Department in the State Government/UT Admn.  shall be the chairperson of the State Level Monitoring Committee for Swadhar Scheme.   The other members of the committee would be nominated by the Secretary.  The Committee at the State Level shall meet at least once a year  and monitor the project. 


(iii)    Monitoring at the Central Level


          DWCD shall also review the functioning of the Centre once in a year.

Other Swadhar centers without residential facility shall be got monitored and evaluated by the DWCD in such a manner as it may deem fit.  

  L.       Evaluation of the Scheme

          The project shall be reviewed every 2nd year.

  M.      Review of the Project

          The sanctioned project shall be reviewed after 2 years of implementation.  Further continuation of the projects will be decided on the basis of the review.

  N.      Operational Manual

The duration of the stay of the inmates shall not normally exceed three years. The Department of Women and Child Development shall prepare Operational  Manual of the scheme where this  and other details regarding the management of the centers shall be outlined.

  O.                Conditions of Grants

 (i)                 The grant approved will be paid in two to three instalments, the first instalment being normally released with the sanction of the Project and the second and subsequent instalment will be released when the organisation has spent the previous instalment  along with its own proportionate share of cost.  Requests for release of these instalments will be accompanied by a certificate from a Chartered Accountant or a Government Auditor indicating the total expenditure incurred on the project.    In case of the project implemented by the State Government/UT Administration or its agencies the second and subsequent instalments of the grant may be released on receipt of the requisite certificate duly signed by an officer of the State Government or Union Territory, as the case may be.

(ii)               The building will be constructed in accordance with the plan approved by the Government of India while sanctioning the grant.  No change in the plan can be made without the prior approval of the Department of Women & Child Development, Government of India.

(iii)             The rates of construction to be adopted in the detailed structural/financial estimates shall not be in excess of the schedule of rates of the PWD of the State concerned and a certificate to that effect shall be furnished by the Head of the State PWD or his nominee concerned.  The Scrutiny Charges/Centage Fee levied by State PWD/CPWD would be qualifiable for grant-in-aid under the scheme subject to overall ceiling.

(iv)             A certificate shall be furnished at the time of the application that a site for the construction of the building has been acquired by the voluntary organisation/institution concerned.  Necessary ownership record to this effect shall be furnished along with the application.  No grant shall be sanctioned unless a site has already been acquired.

(v)               The building shall be completed as soon as possible and in any case not later than 18 months from the date of release of first instalment of the grant.

(vi)             After the completion of the building the organisation shall furnish to the Central Government copies of the following documents:

(a)         A certificate from State PWD/CPWD/housing Board to the effect that the building has been completed in accordance with the approved plans and estimates; and

(b)        A Statement of Expenditure incurred on the construction of building duly audited by the authorised auditors.

(vii)           Any unspent portion of the grant shall be refunded to the Government of India at once.

(viii)         The head of the organisation shall ensure that the building is thrown open to inspection by the officer of the State PWD or of the CPWD or any other officers designated for the purpose by the Central or State Government both during the period of construction as well as after the construction is completed.  It shall be the duty of the head of the orgnisation to carry out any instruction which may be issued in this behalf by the Central Government or the State Government as the case may be.

(ix)             The voluntary organisation will furnish to the Department of Women & Child Development, Government of India.  Quarterly Progress Report along with photographic documents of the construction work and other expenditure incurred and such reports shall continue to be furnished on a continuing basis  till assistance is received from the Government of India.

(x)               The accounts of the shelter shall be maintained properly and separately and submitted as and when required.  They shall always be open to check by an officer of the Central or State Government deputed for the purpose.  The account shall be open to a test check by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India at his discretion.

(xi)             The voluntary organisation/institution shall maintain record of all assets acquired wholly or substantially out of Government Grant.  Such assets shall not be disposed of encumbered or utilised for purposes other than those for which grant was given without prior sanction of the Government of India Should the organisation/institution cease to exist at any time such properties shall revert to the Government of India.

(xii)           The head of the voluntary organisation/institution shall execute an agreement bond in the approved form securing to the Government of India a prior lien on the building for the recovery of the amount paid as grant in the event of the building ceasing to be applied for the purpose for which the grant was given.

(xiii)         If the Department require clarification of any point not contained in the Application the institution/organisation shall supply it within the time specified by the Department failing which the Application will not be considered.

(xiv)         The organisation will prominently display on the Shelter Home with the name of the "Swadhar" the endorsement "Assisted by the Government of India, Department of Women & Child Development".



Scheme of Swadhar


Note: 1.      The application should be routed through the State Government concerned or the Officer authorised by the State Government concerned.

2.                  Parts A & B should be completed by the applicant Organisation, Part C by the Inspecting Officer and Part D by the State Government.


1.       Name and full postal address of the

          head-office of the organisation:



          Pin Code:

2.                 Telephone No. with STD code:

3.                 Fax No.

4.                 Do the bye-laws of the NGO permit it

to receive Govt. grants and implement

women's programme in the proposed

project area?

5.                 Objectives of the Organisation:

6.                 Brief History of the Organisation:

(in one paragraph)

7.                 Whether registered under Indian

Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of

1860)/Trust Act.  If so, give the number

and date of registration:



8.                 Whether the organisation is of all India

Character: If yes, give the address of its

Branches in different States including the

State Branch, which will run the Shelter

           With Phone No., Fax No. etc.


9.                 Whether oranisation is located in its own/

rented building:

10.             Major activities of the organisation in the Last 3 years:

Name of activity













11.             Summary of financial status of the organisation in the last 3 years ( lakhs) 


Income & Exp. Acctt.

Receipt & Payment Acctt.








12.             Details of grant received from Central Govt./State Govt. and other Govt. agencies in the last 3 years : (Rs. in lakhs) 

Sanction Order No.




Address of funding agency






13.             Details of Foreign Contribution received during last 3 years:










14.             Details of office bearers of the organisation:

S. NO.

Name & Address

Male/ Female





Annual income










15.             Details of employees of the Organisation:


Sl. NO.

Name & Address

Male/ Female


Part time/Full time



Annual income










16.     Details of Managing Committee members of the organisation


Sl. No.

Name & Address

Male/ Female




Monthly income












1.       Full address of the proposed location of the Shelter:



          Pin Code:

          Telephone No. with STD code;

2.                  Whether the location is a District H.Q., Block HQ, Tehsil HQ or village:

3.                  Accommodation available for the Shelter:


No. of rooms

Total Area (Sq. feet)
















Recreation Hall



Open Space



Training Hall







4.       Is it rent-free accommodation:

5.          In not, proposed rent of the accommodation (attach copy of rent deed).

6.          Classification of proposed beneficiaries:


Type of Problem

No. of women (proposed Beneficiaries)

Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels.


Widows deserted by their families in religious places etc.




Women rendered homeless due to natural calamities.


Women victims of terrorist violence


Mentally challenged women


Women with HIV/AIDS







7.     Whether a shelter Home is proposed to be constructed and if so, whether/and is owned by the organisation. (attach copy of membership record of land, and  approved design and estimate of construction).


 Date:                                                  Signature of Secretary/President

                                                          Of the organisation


1.       Registration certificate.

2.      Constitution of the organisation/Bye-laws and Memorandum of Association.

3.      Constitution of the Board of Management with brief particulars of each member.

4.       Annual Report for the last 3 years.

5.       Audited accounts for the last 3 years.

6.     Details of women/girls proposed to be accommodated in the Shelter including their name and address, age and case history in not less than one paragraph for each person.

7.     Ownership record of land

8.     Approved building plan and estimate of construction

9.    Rent deed for rented accommodation.



(Enclosed Guidelines may be referred to very carefully before Pre-sanction Appraisal. The pre-sanction appraisal should be by the State Government concerned are the officer designated by the State Government )


1.       Name, Designation and full                             :

          Address of the Inspecting Officer                    


2.       Date and time of visit                                     :

3.       Name and Full postal address of   NGO                   :

4.       Is a name board prominently                          :

Displayed by the NGO?


5.      Have you inspected the original                       :
Registration Certificate of the

NGO and is it satisfactory?


6.         Are any managing Committee                         :

Members related to each other?

If yes, names of members and their



7.         Are the office bearers of the NGO                    :

associated with any other NGO?

If yes, names of  the NGO(s)


8.         Does the NGO have staff as mentioned            :

In the application form? If not, please

Indicate the shortfall 

9.         Are copies of the audited accounts                   :

submitted by the NGO true copies

Of the original?

10.         What is the present bank balance                     :

Of the NGO.

11.       Whether credit entries are available                  :

In the passbook for various income

Of the NGO mentioned in the audited

Accounts? If yes, what amount has

been credited in the passbook for the

Following income?

    Year    Year   Year
a) Donations:      
b) Members Contribution:      
c) Sale of goods:      
d) Income from activities:      
e) Grants:      
f) Loans from members:      

12.        Do you have reason to doubt                          :

that the   entries in the Audited

Accounts are not genuine?

Please elaborate


13.        Name the activities taken up by                       :

the NGO for which evidence was



14.         Is there any ongoing activity of the                  :
NGO? If yes, please visit some of
and report on performance:

15.        Name the activities included in the                   :
Audited accounts and annual report
for which no evidence was available

16.        Name the assets included in the Balance           :
Sheet but not available for physical

17.        Are the local people aware of the NGO             :
and its activities?

18.       What is the opinion of local people                  :
About the NGO?


19.        Have you come across any instance of             :
mis-utilisation of funds or complaint
involving the NGO? If yes, please give

20.        In your opinion, is the NGO capable                :
of implementing the project applied
for? Please give reasons

21.      In your opinion, is there genuine                     :
need for the project in the proposed
project area? Please give reasons


22.        as the NGO furnished details of beneficiaries proposed to be covered? If yes, please visit a few of them and furnish the following information:


Name of Beneficiary

Whether genuinely in need of assistance under the project



23.             Any other information about the NGO               

I have read the guidelines for pre-sanction appraisal. This report does not contain any mis- representation of facts.











1.       Name and full address of the Organisation:

2.       Name of scheme for which application is made:

3.       Name and designation of the officer who

Inspected the Organisation:


4.        Do you agree with the report of the Inspecting

Officer and if not, reasons thereof:


5.        Does the Organisation fulfill all eligibility criteria

for grants under the scheme?


6.         Will the State Government recover sanctioned grants

in the event of mis-utilisation of funds?


7.        Is the Organisation capable of implementing

the project applied for?


8.        Is there any complaint of mis-utilisation of funds

or other  irregularities by the organisation?


9.        What is the justification for the project applied for?

10.      Is the proposal recommended for sanction of grants?











 I have verified the account of …………………………………………. (Name of grantee organisation) in respect of the grant of Rs. ………………………………………………… released by the Government of India, Department of Women & Child Development vide sanction  No………………………………………….dated…………………………… for the Shelter for the period ………………………………………………… with the help of the vouchers and certify that they are correct and that  an amount of Rs. …………………………………………….has been utilised upto ……………………..for the purpose for  which it was sanctioned.



                                                                                                                   (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT)


 Annexure - III


Guidelines for Chartered Accountants/Government Auditors


          The Auditors  certifying the accounts and endorsing Utilisation Certificate in respect of Government grants should bear in mind the following points:

(a)              If the number of inmates in Shelter is below/or above the prescribed norms,  the expenditure on their maintenance will vary accordingly at the prescribed rate.

(b)              Non-recurring expenditure will be sanctioned only once for a shelter.

(c)               In case a particular post has been lying vacant for specified period the salaries against that should not be claimed.

(d)              Accounts are to be sent in original signed by the Chartered Accountant in the forms of Income & Expenditure, Receipts & Payment & Balance Sheet including the Utilisation Certificate in the prescribed format.

(e)              The Accounts for grants for Shelter should be prepared separately.  If this is not possible, the expenditure towards this scheme should be shown separately under the Head  'Shelter' .  The expenditure incurred for the admissible items should be reflected clearly under each sub-head incorporated in the schematic pattern.


 Annexure - IV



            Detailed operational manual for the Homes is being prepared. Till then, the following guidelines/instructions shall be followed by the implementing agencies:

1.        On the arrival of the case it will be registered in the admission register with details such as name, address, age, details of children (if any), problem in short, and referred by whom.

2.                 Each case will have a separate file with a complete case record, addresses of relatives, referral letters, and any other letters pertaining to the court case, police etc.  Assistance provided which would include a record of follow-up/shelter visits and meetings held in connection with the case with various authorities should also be entered in the case file.  These case-files should be kept up to date and open for inspection to any officer of Government of India/State Government at any time.

3.                 A medical check-up of every resident will be done within 3 days of her admission, including the blood test for VDRL and report of these tests maintained  in the case file.

4.                 The case file will have a plan of action for the rehabilitation of the beneficiaries and their children (if accompanying the beneficiary) and the steps taken for their rehabilitation by the concerned official/NGO.

5.                 Any time the resident leaves the Shelter or goes on leave to visit her parents/guardian/relatives, an application is to be obtained from the resident & placed in the case file.

6.                 A follow-up of the beneficiaries will be done for at least 3-4 months after their rehabilitation.

7.                 In case of beneficiaries not being referred in writing  by any agency,  a FIR is to be lodged with the nearest Police Station and the copy of the FIR placed in the case file

8.                 A register of the Shelter/Neighbourhood Committee is to be maintained giving details of members, and recording minutes of each meeting held.

9.                 NGO will make efforts to coordinate with the various governmental and NGOs working in the allied field for providing rehabilitation to the beneficiaries and vice-versa.

10.             A separate case register is to be maintained for the children of beneficiaries, which will reflect the services provided to them including the expenditure incurred on these activities.

11.             A record of medical expenses incurred for the residents will be maintained separately in a register.

12.             A record of the non-recurring items purchased from govt. grants is to be maintained separately and each item to be marked for identification.

13.             The half yearly progress report along with details of cases is to be sent in the prescribed proforma for the period April to September and October to March within one month, after the expiry of the period. All  columns in the progress report and case details should be properly filled in and no column should be left blank.

14.             Audited statement of accounts of each financial year are to be submitted within three months of the closure of each financial year in the form of receipt and payment, income and expenditure and the balance sheet, along with the utilisation certificate in the prescribed format, duly signed by the Chartered Accountant, IN ORIGINAL, to the Government of India.

15.             Details of staff, with their qualifications, date of joining and leaving (if they have left during the given financial year) emoluments paid to each person, should be sent along with the audited statement of accounts.



     FROM ------------------ TO ---------------

1.       Name of the Institution                         :

2.       Address & Location of the Shelter          :

          with telephone NO.

3.       Month wise position of residents            :

          Children: from 0-12 years                    :


No. of Residents  In previous  Month

New Admission


















2.                  Special Services provided to

Residents (give No.)

i)  Vocational training i.e.

    Tailoring, typing, etc., (specify

    Different trades & give No. of

    Participants in each trade                  :

ii)     Counselling including legal


iii)      Any other - specify                        :

      Women/Girls rehabilitated               :

(give No. under each head)                  

1.       Employment - a) Service                       :

          b) Self Employment                              :

2.       Restored to parents                              :

   a)  Reconciled with husband/in-laws        :

                                  b)  Marriage                                         :

                                c)  Other (specify)                                  :

                 3.     Recreation activities for

Residents - i) - Women                         :

ii) - Children                                        : 

          4.       No. of  visits made by the                     :

                   Doctor with date

5.       Formation of Neighbourhood                :


                   i)        Names of Members

                             (along with designation)

                   ii)       No. of meeting held                    :

                   iii)      Dates of meetings             :        Names of participants

                             a)                                             a)      
b)                                            b)


6.       Visit of officials                                    :  Date of visit, name and

                   (State Govt./Central Govt./                       designation of visiting other (specify)                                               officials.


7.         Rehabilitation/Assistance provided to      :


8.          Recurring/non-recurring expenditure incurred during he period.

- Recurring Items (Salary)


Resident Superintendent


Assistant Superintendent


Medical Doctor (Part - Time)


Lawyer  (Part Time)


Counsellor (Full Time)


Counsellor (Part-time)


Trained Nurse


Clerk (Typing, Accounting and Store keeper)









B.      Other Recurring items


Office Contingencies


Medical Expenses


Food of Residents


Pocket Money


Total : (A + B)



C.    Non- Recurring items of Shelter






Grant Total (A+B+C)



9.       Grant received from Parent          :

          organisation/Govt. of India.


10.     Progressive expenditure upto       :

          the end of the Period.



      Signature of                                                     Signature of

      Suptd.-cum-Warden                                          Oraniser/incharge of the shelter



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A.   Non recurring Expenditure            

(Maximum admissible)

i)    Construction of Centre

Rs. 50,00,000

ii)   Rent for building          

Rs. 50,000 p.m

for the first year and Rs.37,500/-   from second year onwards 

 iii) Other Non recurring expenditure (fixed)

     Assistance for furniture, beds etc 

 Rs. 4,00,000

     Recreation & Development activities

 Rs.  40,000


B.      Recurring Expenditure

          i)   Administration and management


Per month


Resident Superintendent



Asstt. Superintendent



Medical Doctor (part time)



Counselor –(Full time) 



Counselor –(Part time)



Trained Nurse (Full time)



Clerk (Typing, Accounting and Store Keeper)



Chowkidar/Peon 4                               








 In addition, services of a lawyer may be obtained on contract basis.



(ii)     Other Recurring expenditure

Office Contingencies


Medical expenses


Food of Residents


Pocket Money





Note: i)  Grant  for other recurring expenditure for children below 14 years shall     be fixed at 2/3rd of amount.





A.      Non recurring Expenditure

i)       Construction of Centre –


          Rent for Building    

    Rs.25,000 p.m.

for first year and Rs.18,750 p.m.  

from second year onwards.

 ii)     Other Non recurring expenditure

     Assistance for furniture, beds etc     


     Recreation & Development activities

    Rs.   20,000


B.       Recurring Expenditure

       i)   Administration and management


Per month


Resident Superintendent



Medical Doctor (part time)              



Counselor –(Full time) 



Trained Nurse (Full time)



Clerk (Typing, Accounting and Store Keeper)



Chowkidar/Peon 2                               








In addition,  services of a lawyer may be obtained on contract basis.


(ii)     Other Recurring expenditure

Office Contingencies

Rs. 6,000

Medical expenses


Food of Residents


Pocket Money

Rs.  60,000




Note:  Grant for other recurring expenditure for children below 14 years shall be fixed 2/3rd of the amount.






A.      Non-Recurring Expenditure:

i)    Construction of Centre


ii)    Rent for Building

Rs.   12,500 P.M

and Rs.9,375 p.m from second  year onwards

iii) Other Non recurring Expenditure

Assistance for furniture, beds etc 


Recreation & Development activities




  B.     Recurring Expenditure

       i)   Administration and management


Per month


Resident Superintendent



Medical Doctor (part time)



Counselor –(Full time) 



Clerk (Typing, Accounting and Store Keeper)



Chowkidar/Peon 2







In addition,  services of a lawyer may be obtained on contract basis.


Other Recurring expenditure

Office Contingencies


Medical expenses


Food of Residents


Pocket Money





Note: Grant for r recurring expenditure for  children below 14 years shall be fixed at 2/3rd of the amount.








These may follow the schematic norms of family counseling Centres, with such modifications as be necessary, as per the specific projects, to be decided by the Project Sanctioning Committee






The schematic norm to be followed in specific projects may be decided by the Project Sanctioning Committee in Consultation with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare




 These may follow the schematic norms of Women’s Economic Programme (NORAD), with such modifications as be necessary, as per the specific projects, to be decided by the Project Sanctioning Committee

 Note: Upper ceiling for annual non-rental recurring expenditure per inmate for the 3 types of modules will be 9000 for a center for 200 inmates, 10,000/- for a center for 100 inmates and 13,000/- for a center of 50 inmates out of which not less than Rs.6,000/- should  be spent on food alone. 






(i) Annual lease charges and bills of the toll free phones shall be reimbursed upto  Upper ceiling     of              Rs.28,000

(ii)  Initial expenses for starting the Help Line Rs 10,000

(iii)  Rental for the premises @ Rs 1000 p.m

(iv)  Stationary  :  Rs 1000 p.a

(v) Salary of the staff 


3  Operators 1 in each shift of 8 hours


Rs 5,000x3x12                                                             Rs. 1,80,000