Schemes for Rehabilitation of Victims

  • To prevent trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation through social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programmes, generate public discourse through workshops/seminars and such events and any other innovative activity.
  • To facilitate rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in safe custody.
  • To provide rehabilitation services both immediate and long-term to the victims by providing basic amenities/needs such as shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment including counselling, legal aid and guidance and vocational training.
  • To facilitate reintegration of the victims into the family and society at large
  • To facilitate repatriation of cross-border victims to their country of origin
  • (There are 254 projects including 134 Protective and Rehabilitative Homes in the country. The number of beneficiaries are 5,291. Source: Press Information Bureau, 2019)

The MWCD supports over 200 shelters for more than 15,000 women and girls recused from a range of difficult circumstances, including sex trafficking. Currently, there are 551 Swadhar Greh homes with 16,530 beneficiaries across States/UTs. As per the scheme, Swadhar Greh should be set up in every district with a capacity of 30 women.

The MWCD has formulated an umbrella scheme called Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) with a view to provide a safe and secure environment for the overall development of children who are in need of care and protection as well as children in conflict with law, including children in difficult circumstances. The budget allocation under ICPS for the XII Plan period is INR 2350.00 crore. Number of Beneficiaries under the scheme are 77,508 and 36 states have signed the MoUs.

Initiated by ML&E, NCLP aims to prevent child labour and rescue & rehabilitate child labourers under the age of 14, with an aim to mainstream formal education for them. Currently, the scheme covers 280 Districts and is implemented in 3234 Special Training Centers, with an enrollment of 1,22,843 children. The annual expenditure under the scheme for 2016-17 was around INR 105 crore

Employment (ML&E) on 17th May 2016 launched the scheme, which is a central sector scheme where the state government is not required to pay any matching contribution for the purpose of cash rehabilitation assistance. Financial Assistance has been increased from INR 20,000 to INR 1,00,000 per adult male beneficiaries, INR 2 lakh for special category beneficiaries such as children including orphans or and female survivors. Rehabilitated bonded labourers who are extremely vulnerable would thereby receive INR 3 lakh assistance.

As per NALSA’s scheme, a victim of gang rape in any part of the country would get a minimum compensation of Rs 5 lakh and up to a maximum of Rs 10 lakh. Similarly, in case of rape and unnatural sexual assault, the victim would get a minimum of Rs 4 lakh and maximum of Rs 7 lakh as compensation.