Scheme for Effective Implementation of PWDV Act

Scheme for Effective Implementation of PWDV Act as stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today, 27 Feb 2013

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) requires the appointment of Protection Officers, registration of Service providers and notification of shelter homes and medical facilities. As per the information provided by the States/UTs, all the State Governments have appointed protection officers, 25 States/UTs have registered service providers, 21 States/UTs have notified medical facilities and 24 States/UTs have notified shelter homes. However, only six State Governments have appointed independent Protection Officers. In the National Consultation organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to review implementation of the PWDVA, 2005, the representatives of the State Governments had requested for financial assistance for more effective implementation of the Act.

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