District Level Centre for Women (DLCW)


District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) has been envisaged to collate information on government programmes, schemes and services meant for empowerment of women (such as BBBP, One Stop Centre, Women Helpline, Mahila Police Volunteers, Swadhar, Ujjawala, etc.) and serve as a link between village/block and state level. These centres will also give foothold for BBBP Scheme at the district level. The DLCW will provide the required information pertaining to women related schemes in the concerned district. The DLCW will also act as a link between the local administration, State Governments and Ministry of Women and Child Development for implementing women centric schemes and programs of the government.


1.1. DLCW - Coverage:


The DLCWs will be set up in 640 districts in a phased manner during FY 2017-18 up to 2019-2020. In the first two years, 220 new districts each while in the third year 200 new districts will be covered.


1.2. DLCW–Location and Manpower:


DLCW maybe ideally located at the DC office or Zila Panchayat, as it will facilitate easier access for women and easier coordination with the various departments. The DLCW will be manned by 3 persons (contractual staff), one heading the unit (eg. Women Welfare Officer) with two district Coordinators. DLCW will function under the guidance of District Collector/ Deputy Commissioner (DC) and work in convergence with CEO Zila Parishad, law enforcement agencies, quasi government bodies, other departments etc. in facilitating the implementation of schemes and programs meant for women. It will be the arm of SRCW to translate the mandate of the Government with focus on women in the concerned district.


1.3 DLCW - Roles and responsibilities:

  • Create relevant and updated information bank/repository on government schemes, programmes and services (details of schemes like the eligibility criteria, documentation requirement, processing time, benefits, facilitating delivery, tracking status of applications etc).
  • DLCW will serve as a link between block/village and state level in implementation of PMMSK scheme and give foothold to BBBP Scheme.
  • DLCW will coordinate and supervise the activities of the Student Volunteers at the block/village level.
  • Identify problems faced by women while applying for various government schemes, document the cases and report to relevant fora including DCs office/PRIs to resolve the same.
  • Organize meetings where issues affecting convergence efforts at various levels including inter departmental convergence can be addressed. Other social, economic factors affecting women’s empowerment can also be brought to the forum.
  • Prepare a district level plan incorporating the deliverables based on the objectives of the programmes/schemes of Ministry of Women and Child Development, time frame for implementation and local context.
  • Will be responsible for monitoring of schemes/programs, training of functionaries etc.
  • Will create and maintain database of schemes/programmes being implemented in the district with emphasis on women.
  • Will report the progress of activities to SRCW on a monthly basis.
  • Any other activity assigned by the State Government/ Ministry of Women and Child Development.

1.4.DLCW –Human Resource selection procedure:

  • District Level Task force with DC/DM as the Chair will be the Selection Committee for recruitment of one Head of the Unit (eg. Women Welfare Officer) and two District Coordinators.
  • The Selection Committee shall consist of not less than five members with two representatives from Civil Society Organisations/NGOs (registered with NGO portal, the link to the portal is as ngodarpan.gov.in working on issues related to women.

A. Required qualification / skills for Women Welfare Officer - DLCW

  • Masters in the field of Humanities &Social Science/Masters in Social Work with understanding of schemes/programs implemented with focus on women.
  • Capable of communicating in the local language/dialect and effectively liaison with district officials.
  • Previous experience of working with civil society organisations.
  • Proficiency with computers for report writing and MIS.
  • Maximum age limit of 35 years
  • Preferably women and resident of same district.

B. Required qualification /skills for District Coordinator - DLCW:

  • Graduate in Humanities &Social Science/Social Work or any other related field.
  • Well versed with the issues related to women in the district
  • Able to work with computers
  • Maximum age limit 35 years
  • Preferably women and resident of same district.


1.5. DLCW - Reporting and Monitoring Mechanism


A Task Forceset up under the Chairmanship of the District Collector with representation from all the stakeholders in the district will be responsible for oversight, monitoring, coordination, review and course correction of the functioning of DLCW. The District level Task Force would report to the State as well as the National Level Task Force/MWCD.

Attendance and reporting by the staff of DLCW shall be done at the office ofthe DC/DM/or as per orders of DC/DM. A monthly report of the activities undertaken by the staff of the DLCW shall be submitted to the DC/SRCW/MWCD in a structure as identified by the DC/SRCW/MWCD.


1.6. Funding Pattern:


The annual budget (central share) for DLCW will be released in two instalments to the State Govt./UT Administration.The respective State Government/UT Adm. (Department of WCD/Social Welfare) is required to submit the UC and SOE for the DLCW implemented in the State. The annual budget for DLCW may be seen in Table 4.

DLCW will be implemented with cost sharing pattern between the Central Government and the States as 60:40, excepting in respect of North Eastern and Special Category States where the cost sharing ratio shall be 90:10. For UTs, 100% central funding shall be provided.


Table : Annual Budget Estimate for District Level Centre for Women (DLCW)

Cost per District Level Centre for Women  In Rs.
Head No. of Post Pay per month(Rs.) Annual Budget(Rs.)
Women Welfare Officer 1 35,000 4,20,000
District Coordinator 2 20,000 4,80,000
Non Recurring Expenditure      
Establishment Charges   1,00,000 1,00,000
Recurring Expenditure      
Office Expenditure   50,000 50,000
Local Travelling Expenses   10,000 1,20,000
Communication Expenditure   5,000 60,000
Total annual cost per district level centre     Rs 12,30,000