Guidelines

STATE RESOURCE CENTRE FOR WOMEN (SRCW)

 

The State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) shall function under the Department of WCD/Social Welfare of the respective State Government/UT Administration. Provision for five positions i.e., State Project Coordinator -1; Specialist Gender -1; Training and Research Officers-2 and Assistant-1 has been made for SRCW under MSK Scheme. The SRCW will support the Department of WCD/Social Welfare of the respective State Government/UT Administration in implementation of all women related schemes and programmes of the government.

 

1.1Functions:

 

SRCWs are mandated to give focused attention to inter-sectoral issues affecting women by undertaking research, maintaining gender related data and engage in training and capacity building programs to enable greater understanding on women’s issues especially bringing the discourse on women belonging to vulnerable and marginalized communities on the forefront. The role of SRCW includes:

  • Function as the technical body to support the implementation of women centric schemes (such as OSC, WHL, Mahila Police Volunteers etc.) at the state level and undertake measures to improve the effectiveness of such programmes through convergence initiatives.
  • Function as Project Management Unit (PMU) to provide technical and coordination support for the BBBP and MSK – district and block level.
  • Regularly review and evaluate existing policies, programmes and legislations impacting women and bring suitable recommendations before the State Government/UT Adm.
  • Develop and implement gender sensitive training & capacity building modules. The strategy needs to factor in the requirements of diverse stakeholders (elected representatives, government officers, staff including field functionaries, women’s collective members and individuals), training needs (sensitization, awareness generation, technical skills, behavioural change), modalities (either directly or through agencies) etc.

1.2 Activities:

  • Prepare Action Plans based on women issues specific to the State/UTs with the approval of State Department of Social Welfare/Women & Child Development.
  • Identify existing or potential problems in achieving convergence of government programmes, schemes and services;
  • Coordination with different departments/agencies/missions in the state to identify factors in the design, process and delivery of schemes/legislations
  • Facilitate and monitor implementation of DLCW and MSK- Block Level activities
  • Liaison with the existing institutions and structures for monitoring and reviewing government schemes with a gender perspective.
  • Develop partnership models with Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Private Sector for initiating activities that promotes women’s empowerment.
  • Identify best practices (Government, Civil Society Organisations, PRI) in various sectoral areas like health, education, microfinance, livelihoods, etc. from a gender perspective, document initiatives and disseminate within the state.
  • Send regular reports on the status of implementation of various women centric schemes and programmes (including DLCW and MSK) in the state
  • Contribute to the national repository of information of best practices in the realm of women empowerment.

1.3.Reporting Mechanism:

  • A State level Task Force may be set up with the Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development/ Social Welfare as Chairperson with representatives of other concerned departments as members to undertake a review of the working of SRCW. The Task Force would be involved in monitoring, coordinating, review and course correction of the functioning of SRCW.
  • Progress report pertaining to the activities undertaken by SRCW along with UC & SOE is to be sent to MWCD by the respective State Government/UT Administration.

1.4. Funding:

  • 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.
  • The annual budget (central share) for SRCW activities will be released in two instalments to the State Govt./UT Administration. The budget break-up may be seen in Table 1. One time non-recurring grant (as in Table 2) for establishment cost has been earmarked for those States/UTs that are yet to incur the said expenditure towards setting up the SRCW.
  • Further, in order to spearhead the activities under BBBP Scheme at the State level budgetary provisions have been made as indicated at Table 3.
S. No. Name of Post No. of Post Pay per month(Rs.) Annual Budget(Rs.)
Table -1 Budget for State Resource Centre for Women (Annual)
Recurring Expenditure
(Salary* Expenditure**)
A State Project Coordinator 1 52,500 6,30,000
  Specialist Gender 1 36,750 4,41,000
  Research Officer 1 26,250 3,15,000
  Training and Research Officer 1 26,250 3,15,000
  Assistant 1 15,750 1,89,000
  Sub-total 5   18,90,000
C Office Expenditure***     10,00,000
  Sub-total     10,00,000
B Programmatic Activities      
  Consultations/ Seminars/ Workshops/ Training/Publication/Innovative project/MIS)     8,00,000
  IEC activities     2,00,000
  Sub-total     10,00,000
  Grand total     38,90,000

*If states fill these posts on deputation, state rules for deputation will apply subject to the condition that there will not be additional budgetary implications on the centre.

**States may provide more honorarium but the share of Govt. of India will be limited to the amount as above as per existing sharing pattern.

***Includes the cost of Rent/Stationary/Communication (including travelling expenses) / Secretarial/Support staff outsourced as per functional requirement etc Annual Maintenance Expenditure (security services, cleaning services, electricity and water charges etc.) Financial provisions have been made for hiring of secretarial/support staff on contractual basis as per requirement from open market/agency.

Table -2 One–time non-recurring Grant for SRCW*
S. No. Non-Recurring Grant (head) One time Annual Budget(Amount in Rupees)
1. a) Office Furniture   100000
  b) Computer/printer & UPS 2 Nos 36,750
  c) Fax Machine   10000
  d) Photocopier   200000
  e) Telephone   4000
  Total   4,34,000
  Office Expenditure***   10,00,000
  Sub-total   10,00,000
Table - 3: State level cost for PMU State level - (BBBP)
S. No. Item States/UTs Budgetary Ceiling(Amount in Rupees)
1. (I)Inter-sectoral Consultation/ meetings and meetings of state task force: Such as quarterly meetings of State Task Force (headed by Chief Secretary) with representatives of concerned Department and Civil Society Organizations
(ii) Training and Capacity building –Orientation and Sensitization: such as orientation/workshop of Members of Legislative Assembly/Members of parliament (MLAs/MPs)/Judiciary/Police, IMA-State Chapter/medical Professionals/Corporate Sector/Media/School-Collage Teachers/State Legal Service Authority Ultrasound Manufacturers
(iii) Innovation and Awareness generation activities: Such as celebration of Girl Child Day (monthly) Annual event for felicitating district for adopting any best practice on Girl Child Day
States
UTs
1935000
900000
2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation States
UTs
300000
200000
3. Flexi fund (10%) States
UTs
223500
223500
4. Total States
UTs
2458500
1210000