The Government implements the One Stop Centre (OSC) Scheme, popularly known as Sakhi One Stop Centres, across the country with effect from 1st April 2015 under Nirbhaya Fund with the objective to provide integrated support and assistance under one roof with a range of services including police facilitation, medical aid, legal aid and counselling, psycho-social counselling to women affected by violence and in distress, both in private and public spaces. Under the scheme, Central Government provides 100% financial assistance directly to districts for setting up and management of OSCs.

    As of now, 733 OSCs have been approved for setting up in 36 States /UTs, out of which 704 are operational in 35 States /UTs, which have assisted over 4.93 lakh women across the country. In the State of Uttarakhand, 13 OSCs are operational in 13 districts, which have assisted 5032 women since inception.

    This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

    Pratika Priyadarshini