Recognizing the need to prevent women from exploitation and to support their survival and rehabilitation, the scheme of Short Stay Home for women and girls was introduced as a social defense mechanism, by the then Department of Social Welfare in 1969.
- To cater to the primary need of shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment and care of the women in distress and who are without any social and economic support.
- To enable them to regain their emotional strength that gets hampered due to their encounter with unfortunate circumstances.
- To provide them with legal aid and guidance to enable them to take steps for their readjustment in family/society.
- To rehabilitate them economically and emotionally.
- To act as a support system that understands and meets various requirements of women in distress.
- To enable them to start their life afresh with dignity and conviction.
- Temporary residential accommodation with the provision of food, clothing, medical facilities etc.
- Vocational and skill up gradation trainings for economic rehabilitation of such women
- Counseling, awareness generation and behavioral trainings
- Legal aid and Guidance e) Counseling through telephone.
- Women who are deserted and are without any social and economic support;
- Women survivors of natural disasters who have been rendered homeless and are without any social and economic support;
- Women prisoners released from jail and are without family, social and economic support;
- Women victims of domestic violence, family tension or discord, who are made to leave their homes without any means of subsistence and have no special protection from exploitation and/ or facing litigation on account of marital disputes; and
- Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels or other places where they face exploitation and Women affected by HIV/AIDS who do not have any social or economic support. However such women/ girls should first seek assistance under UJJAWALA Scheme in areas where it is in operation.
- State Government agencies including Women Development Corporations established by the State Governments
- Central or State autonomous bodies.
- Municipal Bodies
- Cantonment Boards
- Panchayati Raj Institutions and Co-operative institutions
- Departments of Women and Child Development/Social Welfare of the State Governments which may construct Swadhar Greh and run them on their own or lease them to organization(s) having requisite experience for such period as deemed fit, for managing the operations under this scheme
- Public Trusts registered under any law for the time being in force
- Civil Society Organizations such as NGOs etc. having proven track record of working in the fields of women’s welfare/social welfare/ women’s education subject to the condition that such organization is registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 or any relevant State Act;
- It should be either recognized by the State/ UT Administration under existing Scheme/law or should be well known with the experience of working in the field for at least 3 years and its work should be reported to be satisfactory by the State Government/Union Territory Administration concerned,
- It should ordinarily have been engaged in the field of women’s welfare/social welfare/women’s education for a minimum period of two years prior to the request for grant-in-aid under the scheme,
- It should have facilities, resources, personnel and experience to undertake the management of such a project,
- Its financial position should be sound to take care of expenditure for a few months in case the grant is delayed.
- It should run the Swadhar Greh on a no – profit basis.
- The organization should have facilities like computers, internet connection etc. at Swadhar Greh.
- Construction grant for construction of the building will be admissible to State Governments, Municipal Corporations, Cantonment Boards and Panchayati Raj Institutions only.
- Land for this purpose is to be provided by the implementing agency free of cost.
- Rent for Swadhar Greh, if run in a rented building.
- Assistance for recurring and non recurring expenditure for management of Swadhar Greh
- Provision for food, shelter, clothing, medical care, pocket expense for residents and children
- Provision of counseling, legal aid, vocational training and guidance.
|Name of the Post||No. of Posts||Remuneration (Monthly)||Remuneration (Yearly)|
|3.||Office Assistant cum DEO||1||8000||96,000|
|4.||Medical Doctor (part time)||1||6000||72,000|
|Particulars||Unit||Expenditure (Monthly)||Expenditure (Yearly)|
|1||Expenditure towards food||Per resident||1300||468000 #|
|2||Expenditure towards clothing||Per resident||-------||30000 #|
|3||Expenditure towards medicines, personal hygiene products etc.||Per resident||175||63000 #|
|4.||Pocket Money||Per resident||100||36000 #|
|5.||Expense for Recreational activities||Consolidated||12000 #|
|6.||Reimbursement of fees for vocational training under NCVT approved plan and certificate to be issued||Reimbursement of training and test fees as per the norms fixed by the Labour Dept./ NCVT per women||* 1800/- per resident p.a.||27000**
(subject to actual)
|7.||Contingency including telephone charges||Per home||50,000|
+ Payments towards rent and salary of the staff engaged should be paid through cheques/electronic gateway.
- Resident Superintendent: She will be the overall incharge/administrative head of the Swadhar Greh and ensures smooth functioning of Swadhar Greh so that problems of residents of Swadhar Greh could be sorted out by her.
- Counselor: She will provide Swadhar Greh to the residents of Swadhar Greh as well as needy women through telephone. She will also assist Resident Superintendent in managing Swadhar Greh.
- Superintendent - Preferably Post Graduate with 2-3 years supervisory
- experience in running of such Homes.
- Counsellor - Masters in Social Work/ Psychology/Sociology.
- Persons with previous experience preferred.
- Office Assistant - Graduate (with proficiency in Computer operation) Guard/Watchman/Peon - Middle Level
- Requirement of above educational qualifications need not be insisted in respect of staff of existing homes who have been working in the homes for more than five years.
- Legal Service: The legal assistance requirements of the beneficiaries shall be met through the District Legal Services Authority(DLSA). In case such assistance is not available is not available from DLSA, the implementing organization will arrange alternative suitable legal assistance.
- Vocational Training: Arrangement would be made by the implementing organization for providing vocational training to the women through the Vocational Training Institutes recognized by Directorate General of Employment and Training under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Training and examination fee would be reimbursed on submission of the certificate issued by the vocational training institute on successful completion of training. The expenditure incurred by the organization on the transportation of residents in course of vocational training etc. may be met from the contingencies head.
- Medical Facilities: Health Check up and medical facilities will be tied up with local civil hospital/CHC/PHC. However, implementing organization should engage a part time doctor for Swadhar Greh who should visit the shelter home at least once in a week to ensure general health of the inmates. Expenditure towards purchase of medicines prescribed by the doctor should be met from the ‘medical care and personal hygiene head’.
- Counselling: The staff proposed under Swadhar Greh scheme will provide the telephonic counseling to the needy women and the expenses towards the telephone calls will be met from the ‘Contingency’ head.
- The State Governments will asses the number of new projects required in the State and communicate to the Joint Secretary in charge of the Scheme in the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi along with with justification by 30th September of every year. Subject to availability of resources, the central Government will communicate number of projects those can be approved and make necessary provision in the budget of subsequent financial year.
- The State Governments may invite applications from eligible organizations and the proposals which fulfil the norms may be placed before a Project Sanctioning Committee (PSC) chaired by Secretary(WCD) of the State/UT concerned and comprising representatives from the Finance and Labour Department of the State/UT in addition to any other representative as the State Government/UT administration may decide.
L . Procedure for Release of Grant:
State Governments/ UT Administrations will release the grant to the implementing agencies as under:-
For Construction of Swadhar Grehs:
- The grant for construction cost for new Swadhar Greh shall be released by the concerned State Government/ UT admn in three (3) instalments, in the ratio of 50:40:10. The one-time grant for purchase of furniture and common area facilities will be released with the final instalment of 10% of the construction cost.
- Building plan approved by the local authority along with the permission for construction of building should be a part of the proposal submitted to the PSC. After the approval of the proposal by PSC, first instalment of grant will be released to the implementing agency.
- The second instalment will be released after the implementing agency has spent the previous instalment .The Request for release of next instalment will be accompanied by:
- a) Utilization Certificate of the previous instalment and an up to date consolidated statement of the actual expenditure incurred on execution of the approved plan, duly certified by a Chartered Accountant/ Government Auditor.
- b) The implementing agency should furnish a statement indicating up to date physical progress of the construction work to the Concerned State Government
- The 3rd and final instalment along with the one-time grant mentioned above will be released on completion of the construction of the building, provided the following documents are produced:
- First instalment will ordinarily be released along with the sanctioning of the Project. The implementing agency will furnish two colour photographs of the Swadhar Greh with the name board, mentioning that the Swadhar Greh is being run with financial assistance of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.
- The second and subsequent instalment will be released after the implementing agency furnishes proof that it has spent the previous instalment for the purpose for which it was granted. Request for release of the second and subsequent instalment shall be accompanied by the following documents:
instalment will be released after 60% of the first instalment has been utilized..\ State Governments are required to furnish half yearly statement of expenditure to the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
i. Monitoring at the District Level
All the Swadhar Greh established under the scheme whether newly constructed or running in rented premises or otherwise, would be monitored continuously by a monitoring committee constituted as under, in order to ensure their smooth functioning, identifying gaps and suggesting steps that would lead to their better functioning
- District Collector - Chairperson
- Chief Medical Officer - Member
- Superintendent of Police - Member
- District Social Welfare Officer/ Women and Child Development Officer - Member Secretary
- Representative of District Legal Services Authority - Member
- Representative of the Municipal Corporations/Panchayati Raj Institutions - Member
- Other eminent persons of the district at the discretion of District Collector - Member
- In the event of any violation or breach of any provision of the component, or the implementing agency/Swadhar Greh ceasing to exist at any time, all assets created out of Government grant shall revert to the Government of India or the amount involved would be recovered as arrears of land revenue from the implementing agency. Besides criminal action under relevant laws will be taken, if warranted.
- In addition to this, in the case of any misappropriation of funds by civil society groups/public trusts/cooperatives/corporate bodies, the State Government would initiate criminal proceedings by lodging an FIR against the defaulting implementing agency, and take strict legal action in order to recover the grant with a penal rate of interest as agreed in the bond to be furnished before the release of grant.
- The Government of India through the Ministry or State Departments may be entitled to take over the Swadhar Greh building and/or assets created with the grant provided under the Scheme, if the implementing agency mis-utilizes the financial assistance or wrongly uses the Swadhar Greh building for any other purpose.
- Major violation of provisions of the Scheme like falsification of records, unlawful activities including sexual, mental and physical harassment of inmates by the members of management and staff will result in stoppage of grant and black listing of the implementing agency without prejudice to criminal action.
- All existing Swadhar Homes and Short Stay Homes functioning on the date the new guidelines come into force stand renamed as Swadhar Greh and operate as per the new guidelines. The State Governments/ UT administrations may asses the need and functioning of these Homes and take action for further continuance or otherwise.
- Liabilities committed prior to introduction of new guidelines shall be calculated as per pre revised norms and shall be reimbursed to the implementing agencies by the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the recommendation of State Governments/ UT administrations and on submission of requisite documents by the implementing agencies.
|Name of the Post||No. of Posts||Remuneration (Monthly||Remuneration (Yearly)|
|Medical Doctor ( Part time)||
|SNo.||Name of components||
|Expenditure (Monthly)||Expenditure (Yearly)|
|1.||Expenditure towards Food @Rs. 1300/- per resident per month||Per resident||
|2.||Expenditure towards clothing||Per resident||30,000/-|
|3.||Expenditure towards medicines, personal hygiene products etc.@ Rs. 175 per resident per month||Per resident||
|4.||Pocket Money @ Rs.100 per resident per month||Per resident||
|5.||Expense for Recreational activities||Consolidated||per women||12,000/-|
|6.||Reimbursement of fees for vocational training under NCVT approved plan and certificate to be issued @ Rs.1800/- per resident per annum||Reimbursement of training and test fees as per norms fixed by the Labour Deptt./NCVT per women||1800/- per resident p.a.||
(Subject to actual)
|7.||Contingency including telephone charges||Per home||50,000/-|
|8.||Rent for Swadhar Greh||Per home||50,000 (Class A City) 30,000 (Class B City) 18,000 (Class C City)||
|Name of the scheme Swadhar Greh||Unit||2017-
|Central Share||Unit||2018-19||Central Share||unit||2019-20||Central Share||Total Central Share|
per Swadhar Greh
|Pending liabilities as on 31.03.2016||52.90||52.90
The central Share for next three years will be Rs. 254.03 crore approx
Total Human Resource – Monitoring Unit
|Sl. No.||Particular of Staff||No. per unit||Remuneration per person per month (In Rupees)||Annual Expenditure Consolidated
|Data Entry Operator||
|Sub Total C||
head-office of the organisation :
receive Govt. grants and implement
women's programme in the proposed
project area? :
Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of
give the number and date of registration :
its Branches in different States including
the State Branch, which will run the
Shelter With Phone No., Fax No. etc. :
|Name of activity||Coverage||Expenditure|
|Year||Income & Exp. Acctt.||Receipt & Payment Acctt.||Surplus||Deficit|
12. Details of grant received from Central Govt./State Govt. and other Govt. agencies in the last 3 years : (Rs. in lakhs)
|Sanction Order No.||Date||Amount||Scheme||Address of funding agency|
|Name & Address||Male/ Female||Age||Post||Qualification||Profession||Annual income||Adhar No.|
|Name & Address||Male/ Female||Age||Part time/Full time||Qualification||Post||Annual income||Adhar No.|
|Name & Address||Male/ Female||Age||Qualification||Profession||Monthly income||Adhar No.|
1. Whether land is available with the implementing agency for construction of Swadhar Greh. If so, please provide the following details:
- Plot No./Survey No.
- District State Pin Code
3. Likely date of commencement and completion of the project:
- Total Plinth Area/Covered Area:
- Estimated cost of the building:
- Construction Details:
|Details of the floor||Accommodation/No. of living rooms||Size of the room||Area in Sq. mt.||Capacity of the room||Total Capacity|
|Common facilities||Dining Hall Kitchen Store
Resident Superintendent’s room
Bathrooms &WCs Other facilities
- Total estimated expenditure on the project:
- Amount of grant required.
- Amount proposed to be provided by the organisation:
3. Accommodation available for the Shelter:
|No. of rooms||Total Area (Sq. feet)|
|Type of Problem||No. of women (proposed Beneficiaries)|
|Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels.|
|Widows without any support|
|Women rendered homeless due to natural calamities.|
|Women victims of terrorist violence|
|Women with HIV/AIDS|
|Sale of goods:|
|Income from activities:|
|Loans from members:|
|Name of Beneficiary||Whether genuinely in need of assistance under the project|
I have read the guidelines for pre-sanction appraisal. This report does not contain any mis- representation of facts.
- Detailed financial estimates of the construction of building, as approved by the PWD/any other competent authority/certified by a registered architect, and giving items wise details of expenditure.
- A copy of site-plan and building plan of the proposed swadhar greh in accordance with the norms prescribed under this scheme, as certified by a registered architect. A certificate from the local Authorities that its building plan has been approved and construction has been permitted should also be furnished.
- Documentary proof of the plot on which the swadhar greh is proposed to be constructed being a public land. Documents of transfer of title/lease deed as signed by the District Collector or any other officer of the Government entitled to do so, shall be submitted along with the application.
- The building would be constructed in accordance with the plan approved by the State Government. No change in the plan can be made without prior approval of the State Government.
- However, if any change in the building plans is considered necessary by the implementing agency, subject to the satisfaction of the State Government, it may be authorized to proceed with the change, intimating full particulars thereof to the Government of India. This is subject to the implementing agency obtaining the approval of the local authority, as required under the relevant building bye-laws and the District Administration. The implementing agency must further ensure that there is no reduction in the living area, built up area or capacity of the swadhar greh.
- No additional financial liability will be devolved on the Government as a result of the change in building plans, and no cost escalation on this account shall be eligible for further financial assistance under the scheme.
- The rates of construction to be adopted in the detailed structural/financial estimates shall not be in excess of the Schedule of Rates of the PWD of the State concerned and a certificate to that effect shall be furnished by the Executive Engineer of State PWD. The Scrutiny Charges/Centage Fee levied by State PWD/CPWD would qualify for grant -in- aid under the scheme subject to overall ceiling.
- The building shall be completed as soon as possible and in any case not later than 18 months from the date of release of first installment of the grant.
- Any unspent portion of the grant shall be refunded to the State Government at once
- The State Govt./UT Administration shall maintain record of all assets acquired wholly or substantially out of Government Grant. Such assets shall not be disposed off encumbered or utilized for purposes other than those for which grant was given without prior sanction of the Government of India.
- Valid Registration Certificate and Prospectus of the agency/voluntary organization/institution or a brief description of its objects and activities;
- Constitution of the agency/ organization/institution;
- Constitution of its Board of Management, giving names of members and their PAN Card details/Aadhar numbers;
- Annual Reports for the last three years
- Copy of the rent agreement;
- A copy of the Rent Assessment Certificate duly issued by the State PWD/District Collector/Municipal Authorities;
- A blue print of the site plan giving details of the swadhar greh in terms of no. of rooms, their size etc.
- A statement of full receipts and expenditure of the agency/ organization/institution for the last three years and a copy of the balance sheet for the last three years certified by authorized auditors/chartered accountant for assessing financial viability of the applicant and sustainability of the swadhar greh.
- A certificate of suitability of the proposed premises for use as a swadhar greh from the concerned municipal authority/panchayati raj institution etc.
- When women come to such swadhar greh either on their own or are referred by others, the first step will be to know their social background, the cause of their distress and the problem of adjustment. A specialized interview and case file would be developed by the counselor (until a standard protocol is developed by MWCD and circulated), to assist her overcome her initial trauma as well as to identify the suitability of services available at swadhar greh as per needs of the victim.
- The first series of interviews by the counselor/ superintendent and the primary stage of diagnosis of the problem are the most vital in deciding the rehabilitation programs for the women. If on diagnosis, it is found that facilities provided at the swadhar greh are suited to meet the needs of the victim, the applicant may be admitted and provided services for rehabilitation. If it is found that the services offered at the swadhar greh would not meet the problem of the applicant, she should be referred to other suitable institutions in the community, e.g., women victims of trafficking should avail the benefits under UJJAWALA scheme.
- On arrival, she should be registered in the admission register with details such as name, address, age, details of children (if any), description of the problem and source of reference.
- Each case should have a separate file with complete case record, addresses of relatives, referral letters and other letters/record pertaining to the court case, police etc. A record of assistance provided should also be maintained like meetings held in connection of the case with various authorities, medical checkups conducted etc. These case files should be updated and open for inspection to any officer of the Government at any time.
- The case file should also contain a plan of action for the rehabilitation of each resident and her children (if accompanied) and the steps taken for their rehabilitation.
- The information of each and every victim admitted in the Swadhar Greh should be sent to the nearest police station within 24 hours and an acknowledgement/copy of FIR be kept on record. Similar information about discharge of any resident should be given to the same police station atleast 24 hours before such discharge.
- A separate case register is to be maintained for the children of beneficiaries, which will reflect the services provided to them including the expenditure incurred on the activities.
- If the women brings any valuables with her (gold, silver, jewelry etc) the details should be entered in a register meant for the purpose and counter signed by the Resident Superintendent and the resident. The valuables should be kept in safe custody and handed over to her when she leaves the institution.
- Every woman would be provided with a Photo ID Card, if she does not have Aadhar card and action for obtaining Adhar Card should be obtained immediately.
- A medical check- up of every woman would be undertaken within 3 days of her admission. The arrangement of medical check-up should made by the organization in the nearest government run hospital/dispensary. Cases requiring urgent medical attention should be referred to nearest government run hospitals immediately.
- In case the resident is known to have contracted HIV/AIDS or is HIV+, she should be referred to the VCTC centre of the nearest government run hospital for counseling and advice.
- Adequate medical facilities including medical kit should be maintained at each swadhar greh. The medical kit should include basic items like OTC medicines, burn creams, tape, bandages, strips for wound closure and management, scissors etc.
- There should be facilities for recreation and group activities. Facilities for indoor and outdoor games should be provided. They should be taken out for cultural shows, outings, movies, picnics and exhibitions etc. at least once a month. The swadhar greh should also celebrate different religious festivals, Republic Day, Independence Day and the birthdays of the children with active involvement of residents. Each swadhar greh should have a provision of television for residents.
- The implementing agency would be responsible for the provision of vocational training of the residents through Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme of Ministry of Labour and Employment or Ministry of Skill Development. The amount of fees as per the actual expenditure incurred in the training course is reimbursable under the scheme.
|S.No.||States||Cities Classified as ‘’A’’||Cities Classified as ‘’B’’|
|1.||Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad (UA)||Vijayawada (UA), Visakhapatnam(UA), Guntur|
|5.||Chhatishgarh||Durg-Bhilai Nagar(UA), Raipur(UA)|
|7.||Gujarat||Ahmedabad(UA), Rajkot(UA), Jamnagar(UA), Bhavnagar(UA), Vodadara(UA), Surat(UA)|
|9.||Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar(UA), Jammu(UA)|
|10.||Jharkhand||Jamshedpur(UA), Dhanbad(UA), Ranchi(UA)|
|11.||Karnataka||Bangalore (UA)||Belgaum(UA), Hubli-Dharwad, Magalore(UA), Mysore(UA).|
|12.||Kerala||Kozhikode(UA), Kochi(UA), Thiruvanathapuram(UA)|
|13.||Madhya Pradesh||Gwalior(UA), Indore(UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabalpur(UA)|
|14.||Maharashtra||Greater Mumbai (UA)||Amravati, Nagpur(UA), Aurangabad (UA), Nashik(UA), Bhiwandi(UA), Pune(UA), Solapur, Kolhapur(UA).|
|16.||Punjab||Amritsar(UA), Jalandhar(UA), Ludhiana|
|18.||Rajasthan||Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur(UA), Kota(UA)|
|19.||Tamil Nadu||Chennai (UA)||Salem(UA), Tiruppur(UA), Coimbatore(UA), Tiruchirappalli(UA), Madurai(UA)|
|21.||Uttar Pradesh||Moradabad, Meerut(UA), Ghaziabad , Aligarh, Agra(UA), Bareilly(UA), Lucknow(UA), Kanpur(UA), Allahabad(UA), Gorakhpur, Varanasi(UA).|
|22.||West Bengal||Kolkata (UA)||Asansol(UA)|
|Sl No||Name||Designation||Qualification||Part time/Full time||Since when working in this project|
|1||Is the name board of the Home prominently displayed in the premises|
|2||Whether the shelter home is easily accessible from the road|
|3||Distance from District Headquarter|
|4||Distance from Hospital|
|5||Distance from Primary School|
|6||Distance from Secondary or high schools|
|7||Distance from Police station|
|8||Distance from Court|
|1||Total Number of rooms and their cleanliness|
|2||Number of rooms used for office/administrative work|
|3||Availability of separate room for counselling||Yes/No|
|4||Number of toilets and their cleanliness|
|5||Number of bathrooms and their cleanliness|
|6||Kitchen room and its cleanliness|
|7||Availability of separate space for recreational activities/assembly||Yes/No|
|8||Availability of separate space for vocational training/education/etc||Yes/No|
|9||Does the premise safe and secure for the Beneficiaries||Yes/No, if ‘No’ please explain.|
|10||Is there any separate room for visitors in the premise||Yes/no|
|11||Approximate area of the premise||………………….. (Sq. Ft.)|
|1||No. of beds and their condition|
|2||No. of Mattresses and their condition|
|3||Whether the organization maintains an asset register||Yes/No|
|4||Whether the purchased assets have been recorded in the asset register||Yes/No|
|5||Whether the organization is maintaining an attendance register for the staff||Yes/No|
|1||Is there specific menu for food for the beneficiaries|
|2||If yes , whether the menu is being followed|
|3||Who prepares the menu|
|4||What is the frequency of change in menu (one week/one fortnight/one month/three months or more)|
|1||Whether Beneficiaries were provided with clothing and toiletries|
|1||Is the organization maintaining admission register of the Beneficiaries|
|2||Is the organization maintaining attendance register of the beneficiaries|
|3||Does the organization maintains separate case files of the Beneficiaries|
|4||Whether the individual files have detailed case histories of the Beneficiaries|
|5||Whether case files are updated from time to time|
|6||Please mention the file numbers and names of the Beneficiaries whose files you have verified|
|Case File No.||Name of the Beneficiary||Vocational Training||
Income generating activities
|Training Provider||Trade||Date of start||Date of Complet ion||Trade||Suppor
|Transferred to other homes|
|Reunified with Family|
|Transferred to the Home state|
|Self Employed/Placed with a job|
|Others (Please specify)|
Quality of facility (Infrastructure, Space) provided by the Institution to the beneficiaries
Quality of Services (fooding/clothing/medical/counselling/etc.) for the beneficiaries