New Delhi, July 21: With the objective to create a safe and secure environment for overall development of children in need of care and protection and for children in conflict with the law, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) takes care under Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).
Centrally Sponsored Child Protection Scheme is been implementing since 2009. The financial norms have been revised with effect from 1st April 2014, which includes increased maintenance grant for children in homes from Rs.750 to Rs.2000 per child per month and enhanced cost of construction from Rs.600 per sq. feet to Rs.1000 per sq. feet.
The scheme is also executed for the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, (JJ Act).
The scheme provides the financial assistance to State Governments or Union Territory Administrations, which includes setting up and maintaining of various types of Homes for development and rehabilitation of Children in need of protection and Children in conflict with the law.
The details of Institutional care homes, Open Shelters, Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs), Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), State Child Protection Society (SCPS), District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA) assisted under ICPS, during each of the last three years, State or Union Territory wise is as below: