Over 2.25 lakh women surveyed under Chief Minister’s Urban Domestic Working Women Welfare Scheme
Bhopal: So far, over 2.25 lakh urban domestic working women have been surveyed under the Chief Minister’s Urban Domestic Working Women Welfare Scheme launched for their empowerment in the state. Identity cards have been distributed to surveyed women. The women covered under the scheme run by the Urban Administration & Development Department are being given benefits of various schemes by the State Government.
The scheme is being implemented in the state with the cooperation of urban bodies. Self-employment training is also being imparted to 12 thousand women for their economic empowerment. Training of mainly cooking, arranging households and other domestic chores has been imparted to these women. Special attention is also being paid to make them literate. Assistance of voluntary organisations is being sought in training these women. The State Government has made provisions in various schemes with a view to ensuring continuous employment to trained domestic working women. Financial assistance is also being provided to these women during their maternity period. A provision has been made to provide 45 days’ wages at collector rate to pregnant woman and 15 days’ wages to her husband. This assistance has been provided to 1,256 domestic working women so far.
Provision has also been made in the scheme to cover the women under Jan-Shree Insurance Scheme and provide monthly scholarship to their children. The Life Insurance Corporation of India has provided insurance amount to 154 domestic working women in their hour of crisis so far. Rs. 200 per month scholarship is being provided to over 5000 children of domestic working women.