Right to Information Act Women Development and Child Welfare

Chapter 2 - Organization, Functions and Duties [Section 4(1)(b)(i)]


Name of the




Women Development and Child Welfare Department

Office of the Director,
Women Development and Child Welfare Department,
Swarnajayanthi Complex, 2nd Floor, Ameerpet, Telangana State,
Hyderabad – 38.

    • During 1957-58 to provide assistance for Women in Social, Moral Hygienic and Health care PROGRAMMES. The Government established TWO STATE HOMES at Mahaboobnagar and Hyderabad with a sanctioned strength of 100.
    • To cater the needs of orphans and destitute children of disabled parents, Children Homes were introduced in the State. Now 35 CHILDREN HOMES are functioning in the Telangana State with a sanctioned strength of 2220.
    • 31 SHISHU GROHAS established in 10 Districts as special Adoption Agencies.
    1. In the year 1974 Home for Collegiate Girls at Hyderabad was STARTED  with a sanctioned strength of 50 and in 1985 the Home for Collegiate Girls was started at Warangal with a sanctioned strength of 30.  At present TWO HOMES FOR COLLEGIATE GIRLS are functioning in the State i.e., at Hyderabad and Warangal. Inmates of Children Homes, Girls from   BPL families and destitute Girls who passed 10th Class and they are in the 15-25 years age group are admitted in these homes to pursue higher studies and allowed to stay for a maximum period of 5 years.
    2. TWO SERVICE HOMES are functioning in the Telangana State at Warangal and Hyderabad with a sanctioned strength of 115 and 210 respectively. These Homes are meant for rehabilitation of socially and economically deprived categories of women i.e., only deserted wives, widows, orphans and other women who are destitute shall be entitled for admission and also who having children below 5 yrs age to stay with mother in  to the Home, Further Hyderabad Service Home is converted as Residential Home for Polytechnic College Students. The inmates of orphans, semi orphans and destitute are studying in 3 year Diploma Course of Architecture, Civil, Computers, Electronic & Communication Engineering at SDDGWTTI, Hyderabad During their studies the Government provide hostel with all facilities like free shelter, food, books, technical equipment clothing, examination fee & Tuition fee for complete orphans etc.
    3. ONE RESCUE HOME is functioning at Hyderabad with a sanctioned strength of 30. Women who are rescued by the Police and are facing trial in the court are given shelter till the final of the case. They are provided with shelter, food, clothing, medical and training in skill development. 
    1. ONE HOME FOR AGED is functioning in the State at Hyderabad with a sanctioned strength of 30. Home is provided in peaceful and comfortable living for the old poor /destitute women above 60 years of age with food, shelter, clothing and health facility.
    2. There are 5 WORKING WOMEN HOSTELS are functioning in the State at Warangal, Khammam, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar and Hyderabad with a sanctioned strength of 280 totally. These hostels provide food, shelter and security to the working women.
    3. There is ONE SMT.DURGABAI DESHMUK WOMEN’S TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE at Hyderabad provides Diploma Course in Civil Architecture, Computer and Electronics, Instrumentation Courses. The students are selected by the Director of Technical Education strength in Civil and Architecture Courses is 60 each and in Computer and Electronics and Instrumentation courses in 40 each.
    4. The GIRL CHILD PROTECTION SCHEME with Insurance coverage from 01-04-2005 to Girls to provide social and financial empowerment to the girl child and promotes adoption if small family norm by ensuring holistic development of the girl child for a bright future.
    5. The BANGARU THALLI Girl Child Promotion and Empowerment Act,2013 provides incentives for achieving certain milestones to the Girl Child birn after 1st May,2013 till she reaches the age of 21 years.
    6. The DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 2005 with effect from 26.10.2006 which offers various reliefs to victims of Domestic Voilence like Protection Orders, Residence Order, Maintenance Order and Custody of Children. The Govt of  Telangana State took a proactive role to facilitate implementation of the act in a true spirit, by designating 104 Protection Officers, 72 Service Providers (NGOs) and putting in place DV Cells in 10 districts with necessary staff to offer counseling and assistance to women who approach these units.
    7. 24 ANGANWADI TRAINING CENTERS (AWTS) established in 10 Districts and functioning at Mahila Pragnams and Some are run by NGOs.

    Further The following are Major Schemes under Centrally Assisted State Plan.
    1.ICDS (INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SCHEME):-The ICDS Scheme was introduced in the year 1975 at Utnoor (T), Adilabad District with 240 AWCs sanctioned. Under ICDS scheme services are provided to the children between age group of 0 to 6 years, Pregnant women and Lactating Mothers comprising supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check up and referral services,pre-school non-formal education. At present 149 ICDS Projects with 35700 AWCs are functioning in the State (31,711 Main AWCs & 3989 Mini AWCs).Anganwadi workers are the gross route level functionaries of the ICDS Scheme.
    2. SNP(SUPPLEMENTARY NUTRITION PROGRAMME) AND AROGYA LAKSHMI:-Under the scheme, provided one full meal for pregnant and lactating women; Balamrutham    +16 eggs to children 7 months to 3 years; Hot meal,snack food + 30 (Boilled) eggs per month to children between 3 to 6 years.
    3.ICPS (INTEGRATED CHILD PROTECTION SCHEME):- Under this schemne provide care and protection of all the children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law.
    4.SABLA (RAJIV GANDHI SCHEME FOR EMPOWERMENT OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS):- This scheme is implemented in 43 ICDS Projects in 3 districts ie., Adilabad,Mahaboobnagar and Hyderabad. Under this scheme Improve the nutrition and health status of Adolescent Girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years  by giving SNP of 3kg Rice +1 kg Dal+1/2Ltr.Oil+16 Boiled eggs ; Upgrade their home-based skills, life skills and vocational skills and Mainstream out-of-school AGs into formal and non formal education.
    5.KSY(KISHORI SHAKTI YOJANA):-Under this scheme ,Empowering Adolescent Girls by providing a supportive environment for self development and To impart training on home based skills,life skills and Vocational skills.

    6.IGMSY(INDIRA GANDHI NATRUTVA SAHAYOGA YOJANA): It is a conditional cash transfer scheme is implementing by using the platform of ICDS at Nalgonda district. Under this scheme providing Incentive of Rs.6000/- to pregnant on fulfilling maternal and child health needs in Nalgonda dist.