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PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT,  2005

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This Act provides for more effective protection of rights of women guaranteed under the Constitution. For effective implementation, the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Rules, 2006 came into force on the 26th day of October 2006.  The Act has been implemented in Karnataka from June-2007.

The Deputy Directors of Women and Child Development Department and Child Development Project Officers of Integrated Child Development Projects have been appointed as Protection Officers by the Government.   For effective implementation of the Act, Co-ordination Committees have been formed at State, District and Taluk level.

Free Legal Aid Centres have been set up in the office of Child Development Project Officers in all districts in association with Karnataka Legal Services Authority.  In these centres, experienced advocates provide legal assistance on every Wednesday and Saturday.  

To provide shelter and counselling to women who are victims of domestic violence, Swadhar Centres, Short Stay Homes and Santhwana Centres are notified as Shelter Homes in the state.  

In addition to this, 116 NGOs are notified as Service Providers to provide legal, medical and other aid and to protect the interest of women who are victims of domestic violence. 

During the year 2016-17, a budget of Rs.590.00lakhs has been allocatted and Rs.339.65 lakhs is released and an expenditure of Rs.513.65 lakhs (including protection officers salary and allowance)  has been incurred upto the end of March 2017.  

 

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