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Ujjawala for Victim of Sex Trafficking


Ujjawala Scheme

 A Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of Sex Trafficking

Ministry of Women & Child Development

 

Trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation is an organized crime that violates basic human rights. India has emerged as a source, destination and transit for both in-country and cross border trafficking. The problem of trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation is especially challenging due to its myriad complexities and variation. Poverty, low status of women, lack of a protective environment etc are some of the causes for trafficking.

 

Objective of the Ujjawala Scheme

 

·                    To prevent trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation through social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programmes, generate public discourse through workshops/seminars and such events and any other innovative activity.

 

·                    To facilitate rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in safe custody.

 

·                    To provide rehabilitation services both immediate and long-term to the victims by providing basic amenities/needs such as shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment including counselling, legal aid and guidance and vocational training.

 

·                    To facilitate reintegration of the victims into the family and society at large

 

·                    To facilitate repatriation of cross-border victims to their country of origin.

 

TARGET GROUP / BENEFICIARIES

 

·                    Women and children who are vulnerable to trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.

 

·                    Women and children who are victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. 

 

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS -

 

The implementing NGOs must fulfil the following eligibility conditions:

 

·                    The NGO should be registered under law and must have a properly constituted Managing Body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in its Constitution;

 

·        The NGO must not work for the profit of any individual or body of individuals;

 

·        The NGO should ordinarily have three years experience after its registration;

·        Its financial position should be sound;

 

·        The NGO should have facilities, resources, experience and personnel to initiate the scheme for which assistance is sought.

 

THE COMPONENTS OF UJJAWALA SCHEME & PATTERN OF ASSISTANCE

 

The Scheme shall have the following main components: -

 

·        PREVENTION

·        RESCUE

·        REHABILITATION

·        RE-INTEGRATION

·        REPATRIATION

 

The implementing NGOs may seek assistance for one or more the components as mentioned under the scheme. While applying for a particular component(s), the implementing NGOs should provide justification for selecting the specific components and the location of projects.  

 

NOTE: - THE IMPLEMENTING NGO CAN LEVERAGE THEIR SANCTIONED FUNDS (UPTO 10%) WITHIN AND BETWEEN COMPONENTS.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPONENTS OF SCHEME

 

Assistance will be provided for the following: -

 

PREVENTION  UNDER UJJAWALA SCHEME -

 

Formation and functioning of Community Vigilance Groups

 

·        1.2 Formation and functioning of Balika (adolescent girls)/Balala (adolescent children) Sanghas

 

·        1.3 Sensitization Workshops/Seminars.

 

·        1.4 Awareness generation through mass media including kalajathas, street plays, pupettery or through any other art forms, preferably traditional

 

·        1.5 Development and printing of awareness generation material such as pamphlets, leaflets and posters (in local language)

 

COMPONENT (PREVENTION)

Annual Budget
(in Rs)

1.1

Formation and functioning of Community Vigilance Group (Minimum 3 Community Vigilance Group)

a.

Formation

6000

b.

Nurturing (monthly meeting, correspondence, transport etc.)

18000

1.2

Formation and functioning of Balika (adolescent girls)/Balala (adolescent children) Sanghas (Minimum 3 Sanghas)

a.

Formation

6000

b.

Nurturing (monthly meeting, correspondence, transport etc.)

18000

1.3

Sensitization Workshops/Seminars (2 days)

a.

Hiring of Venue

5000

b.

Communication

1000

c.

Resource Persons

2500

d.

Lunch and Refreshment (at least 30 participants x Rs 75 x 2 days)

4500

e.

Resource material

2000

f.

TA/DA for participants

3000

1.4

Awareness generation through mass media including kalajathas, street plays, pupettery or through any other art forms, preferably traditional

a.

Formation of Group

10000

b.

Performance of play (includes travel, lodging/boarding, publicity @ Rs 2500 x 10 plays)

25000

1.5

Development and printing of awareness generation material such as pamphlets, leaflets and posters hoardings, advertisements etc. (in local language)

65,500

TOTAL

1,66,500

 

RESCUE  UNDER UJJAWALA SCHEME

 

·        2.1 Information gathering: Through formation of network of Police, NGOs, Women's Groups, Youth Groups, Panchayats, Hotels and tour operators etc., to gather information on traffickers, suspicious people and vulnerable families.

 

·        2.2 Rescue operations: The scheme would provide for—

 

·        Incentives to decoy customers/informers;

·        Transportation cost of victim(s) from place of rescue to shelter home;

 

Initial documentation –

 

·        2.3 Immediate Relief on Rescue: The scheme will provide food, shelter, toiletries, clothing, trauma care/counseling, medical aid etc. during the interim period between rescue and production before the concerned authorities.

 

Component-2 (RESCUE)

Annual Budget
(in Rs)

2.1

Information gathering---Communication

6000

2.2

Rescue operation

a.

Informers

5000

b.

Transport

2000

c.

Documentation, filing of reports etc.

500

2.3

Immediate Relief on Rescue

a.

Basic Amenities

5000

b.

Medical Aid

5000

TOTAL

23,500

 

REHABILITATION  UNDER UJJAWALA SCHEME

 

·        3.1 Setting up of Protective and Rehabilitative (P&R) Homes—The P&R Homes would be set-up by the agency.

 

·        3.2 Basic amenities—To provide basic amenities such food, clothing and other items of personal use.

 

·        3.3 Medical Care—This Scheme would provide Doctor's fee, cost of medicines, hospitalization, appropriate linkages to de-addiction centers.

 

·        Since the victims of trafficking undergo immense psychological trauma, professional counselling services would be provided through a qualified clinical psychologist and psychiatrist.

 

·        3.4 Legal Aid— As victims are the main witnesses against the trafficker/pimp/perpetrator, or to claim their right to property, marital rights, divorce, maintenance and custody of children, they will need to be provided with legal aid which would include court work and documentation relating to the victims court case.

 

·        3.5 Administrative Costs—To support small contingencies arising out of the project.

 

·        3.6 Education— As a large proportion of the rescued victims are children, they will need to be inducted into the formal or open school system, for which some expenditure on text-books, notebooks, stationary, school uniform and other incidental expenses may have to be incurred. 

 

·        3.7 Vocational Training and Income generation activities—in order to completely rehabilitate the victim it is necessary to provide alternate livelihood options. Therefore, support for vocational training is provided.

 

Component-3 (REHABILITATION)

Annual Budget
(in Rs)

3.1

Setting up of Protective Homes (50 victims)

 

a.

Rent*

 

 

A Grade Cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) (Rs 25000 x 12 months)

300000

 

B Grade Cities (Rest of India) (Rs 20000 x 12 months)

240000

b.

Staff #

 

 

Project Director (Rs 10,000 x 1 x 12months)

120000

 

Social Worker (2) (Rs 5000 x 2x 12months)

120000

 

Clinical Psychologist (Rs 5000 x 1x 12months)

60000

 

Clerk cum Accountant (Rs 3000 x 1 x 12months)

36000

 

Guard (2) [Rs 2500 x 2 x 12 months]

60000

 

Doctor (Part time)[Rs 3000 x 12months]

36000

 

Psychiatrist (Part time)[Rs 3000 x 12months]

36000

c.

Furniture, utensils, linen beds, locker etc. (non-recurring)

150000

d.

Electricity and Water (Rs 3000 x 12 months)

36000

3.2

Basic amenities

 

a.

Food (Rs 700 x 50 girls x 12 months)

420000

b.

Personal (Rs 150 x 50 girls x 12 months) such as clothes, toiletries, sanitary items etc.

90000

3.3

Medical Care (Medicines includes emergency care) [Rs 200x 50 x 12 months]

120000

3.4

Legal Aid (court work and documentation) [Rs 200 x 12 x 50]

120000

3.5

Administrative Support

10500

3.6

Education

 

a.

Formal School [support--Rs 200 x 12 x 30 victims]

72000

3.7

Vocational Training and Income generation activities [Support—Rs 5000 x 20 victims]

100000

TOTAL : A Grade Cities

18,86,500

            : B Grade Cities

18,26,500

* Subject to Rent Assessment Certificate from State PWD
# Wherever possible appointment of eligible SCs/STs/OBCs/Minorities may be undertaken

 

RE-INTEGRATION UNDER UJJAWALA SCHEME –

 

·        4.1 Setting of Half-Way Home—Half-Way Home is a Home within the community, where a group of victims, ready for reintegration, live and work out of this place. This is to facilitate smooth transition from the life in P&R Home to an independent living in the community. A Half-Way Home is for a group of victims who are gainfully employed and can live semi-independently with minimum supervision. This is a phased approach to re-integration into the community.

 

·        4.2 Restoration to Families—The scheme would cover travel of the victim and an escort from destination area to her home town/village, expenses incurred towards her food during her travel and incidental expenses.

 

Component-4 (RE-INTEGRATION)

Annual Budget
(in Rs)

4.1

Setting of Half-Way Home (for 10-15 victims)*

 

a.

Rent for Half-Way Home (Rs 6000 x 12)

72000

b.

Furniture/Utensils etc (one time, Non-recurring)

10000

4.2

Restoration to Families

 

a.

Seed Money (Rs 5000 x 5 victims)

25000

b.

Transport for the victim and escort (Rs 1000 x 2 x 5 victims)

10000

c.

Networking/Follow-up including two visits (Rs 1500 x 5 victims)

7500

TOTAL

1,24,500

* Subject to Rent Assessment Certificate from State PWD

 

REPATRIATION (CROSS-BORDER) UNDER UJJAWALA SCHEME –

 

·        5.1 Facilitate repatriation procedures—The scheme would provide for expenses incurred in fulfilling various formalities for obtaining repatriation order for the victim.

 

·        5.2 Repatriation to country of origin— The scheme would cover travel of the cross-border victim and an escort from destination area to her country of origin or border, expenses incurred towards her food during her travel and incidental expenses.

 

·        5.3 Setting-up of Transit Centers—The funds will be provided for setting up of transit camp, food and other incidentals at the border-check points.

 

Component-5 (REPATRIATION--CROSS BORDER)
Applicable only to those agency who have victims of cross-border trafficking

Annual Budget
(in Rs)

5.1

Facilitate repatriation procedures, Communication and Documentation

5000

5.2

Repatriation to country of origin (Transport to the victim and escort, includes food and other incidentals)

20000

5.3

Setting-up of Transit Centers

10000

TOTAL

35,000

 

Summary Statement of Grant Under all Components of the Scheme: -

 

Component

Name of the Component

Total Budget for the Component
(in Rs)

 

 

Recurring

Non-recurring

 

 

Grade - A Cities

Grade - B Cities

For A & B Grade Cities

1.

Prevention

166500

166500

-

2.

Rescue

23500

23500

-

3.

Rehabilitation

1736500

1676500

150000

4.

Re-Integration

114500

114500

10000

5.

Repatriation—Cross border

35000

35000

-

 

Total

2076000

2016000

160000

Total Budget for all Component for the Project (Recurring + Non-Recurring)

2236000

2176000

 

 

PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR UJJAWALA SCHEME –

 

The project proposals under the scheme shall be received in prescribed format (Annexure –I) through the State Governments/UT Administration.

 

The State Govt./UT Administration shall submit its Appraisal Report and recommendations as per the format prescribed (Annexure-II). The State Governments will ensure that the agency has capabilities and creditiantials in undertaking activities while recommending their proposal. The State Government will ensure that the project area selected by the agency is justified and the proposed intervention will help in preventing and combating trafficking.

 

The Utilization Certificate and Guidelines for Chartered Accountants/Government Auditors shall be submitted in formats prescribed in Annexure III.

 

The application will be normally submitted through the State     Governments/UT Administration. In the case of National Organizations the Government may entertain an application from the agency and where necessary obtain the recommendations of the State/UT where the agency proposes to have the activity. Applications of State Branches of well-known agencies and reputed State level agencies, already known to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, can be entertained directly.

 

The project proposal complete in all aspects as mentioned above shall be submitted to Joint Secretary, CP, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 through Registered Post / Speed Post / Courier. 

 

MONITORING OF THE UJJAWALA SCHEME

 

The continuation of grant to the NGO would be based on the satisfactory performance reported by the State Government/UT Administration. In addition, it is proposed that periodic inspection will be undertaken. Separately periodic evaluations of the project will also be undertaken by reputed institutions, Panchyati Raj Institutions, block level institutions, district level institutions.

 

Monitoring at the State Level

 

The Secretary in-charge of Social Welfare/ Department of Women and Child Development in the State Government/UT Admn.  shall be the chairperson of the State Level/UT Administration Monitoring Committee for the Scheme.   The other members of the Committee would be nominated by the Secretary.  The Committee at the State Level/UT Administration shall meet at least twice a year and monitor the project. 

 

Monitoring at the Central Level

 

MWCD shall also review the functioning of the Centre once a year.

 

Mid-term Evaluation of the Scheme –

 

The project shall be evaluated in the middle of Eleventh Five-Year Plan. 

 

CONDITIONS OF UJJAWALA GRANT -

 

The grant approved will be paid in two installments, the first installment being normally released with the sanction of the Project and the second and subsequent installment will be released when the NGO has spent the previous installment along with its own proportionate share of cost. Requests for release of these installments will be accompanied by a certificate from a Chartered Accountant or a Government Auditor indicating the total expenditure incurred on the project. In case of the project implemented by the State Government/UT Administration or its agencies the second installments of the grant may be released on receipt of the requisite certificate duly signed by an officer of the State Government or Union Territory, as the case may be.

 

The NGO shall maintain record of all assets acquired wholly or substantially out of Government Grant.  Such assets shall not be disposed of encumbered or utilized for purposes other than those for which grant was given without prior sanction of the Government of India should the organization/institution cease to exist at any time such properties shall revert to the Government of India.

 

If the Ministry require clarification of any point not contained in the Application the NGO shall supply it within the time specified by the Ministry failing which the Application will not be considered.

 

Any unspent portion of the grant shall be refunded to the Government of India immediately.

The sanctioned project shall be reviewed after three years of implementation.  Further continuation of the projects will be decided on the basis of the review.


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