The Ministry of was running a Grant-in-aid Scheme for the welfare of women labour. This Scheme, which was continuing since Sixth Five Year Plan (1981-82), was administered through voluntary organizations by giving grant-in-aid to them for the following purposes:
- Organizing working women and educating them about their rights/duties, Legal aid to working women
- Seminars, workshops, etc. aiming at raising the general consciousness of the society about the problems of women labour
Under this Scheme, Voluntary Organizations/NGOs were being provided funds by way of grants-in-aid to take up action-oriented projects for the benefit of women labour. Projects relating to awareness generation campaigns for women labour under this Scheme. The focus of the Scheme was awareness generation among women labour, in the area of wages, like minimum wages, equal remuneration, etc. to disseminate information on various schemes of Central/State Government Agencies available for the benefit of women labour.
This Scheme was introduced with the intention of furthering Government’s policy of helping women workers become aware of the rights and opportunities available to them under various Schemes of the Government.
As per the provisions of the Scheme, grants-in-aid was being provided as 75% of the total cost of the project. However, the projects relating to studies entrusted to various institutes were funded in full, i.e., 100%.
|Year||Fund||Expenditure||No. of NGOs|
|2007-08||50.00 lakhs||37.81 lakhs||48|
|2008-09||50.00 lakhs||13.55 lakhs||28|
|2009-10||46.00 lakhs||15.03 lakhs||20|
|2010-11||75.00 lakhs*||13.51 lakhs||21|
|2011-12||68.00 lakhs*||15.28 lakhs (approx.)||39|
|2012-13||75.00 lakhs||12.46 lakh||13|
|2013-14||75.00 lakhs||13.39 lakh||10|
* Combined allocation for Women Cell and Planning Unit
* Now this Grant in Aid Scheme for woman labour has been discountinued by the Ministry since financial year 2017 - 18