Domestic Violence Act

As per the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, all the States/UTs Government are required to notify the voluntary organisation as Service Providers and there is no scheme being administered by Ministry of Women and Child Development to provide grants to them. Under the scheme of Family Counselling Centres, the assistance to voluntary organisation are being given as follows;- 

i) Honorarium for 2 counsellors at Rs. 7000/- p.m. per counsellor in ‘A’ class cities and Rs. 5500/- p.m. per counsellor in other cities. 

ii) An amount of Rs. 60,000 per annum for other expenses such as rent/maintenance, honorarium to experts, typist, peon, contingencies TA/DA for visits, etc 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a starred question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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