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TAMIL NADU SOCIAL DEFENCE FUND FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Government of Tamil Nadu has established this fund vide orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.114, Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department, dated: 26.7.2002.

OBJECTIVES FOR CREATING THIS FUND

The Fund shall be applied:

 

[1]

To pay grant-in-aid to Non Governmental Organisations established under the provision of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and any other such institution, which are non statutory but, established to provide services to women and children;

[2]

To meet the expenditure to be incurred towards the higher education of women and children dealt with, under the provision of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956;

[3]

To provide infrastructure to Probation Officers, Psychologists, Community Correction Officers to perform Non-Institutional activities;

[4]

 To provide infrastructure facilities in the institutions established under the provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000;

[5]

To meet the transportation charges of escort staff and the children for restoration or repatriation of children to their native place;

[6]

To provide either financial assistance not exceeding Rs.5000/- or material assistance not exceeding Rs.10000/- at the time to the dischargers from the institutions established under the provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and the institutions established under the provisions of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956;

[7]

To meet the expenditure for petty repairs and construction in the existing buildings under the Department of Social Defence not exceeding Rs.20,000/- per annum in an institution/office;

[8]

To provide sports and recreational materials to the institutions established under the Department of Social Defence;

[9]

To meet the expense of State Advisory Board and its purpose;

[10]

To establish Childline services in any of the City/Town in the State of Tamil Nadu; and

[11]

To do all other things that are incidental and conducive to the best interest of children;


ORGANISATION UNDER THE PROVISION OF ACT


The Government of Tamil Nadu have notified the detailed rules, in Tamil Nadu Government Gazette extraordinary No.94 dated 14.2.2002. Tamil Nadu is the first state to do so. Accordingly, the Juvenile Welfare Board which deal with the children in need of care and protection, have been be named as Child Welfare Committee, and Juvenile Courts have been restructured as Juvenile Justice Boards. Both have been constituted and functioning successfully. On the same line, various childcare institutions under the provision of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of children) Act, 2000 have been redesignated.


JUVENILE JUSTICE BOARDS (Under Section 4(1) of J.J.Act.2000)


The Government have established eight Juvenile Justice Boards as per Section 4(1) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 to take up adjudication and to deal with the issues of children in conflict with law. According to revised Act of 2000, eight Juvenile Justice Boards were constituted @ Chennai, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur, Salem, Cuddalore, Trichy, Madurai and Coimbatore to deal with the issues of children in conflict with law.


CHILD WELFARE COMMITTEES (Under Section 29 of J.J.Act.2000)

Child Welfare Committees were constituted in the following places to deal with the cases relating to neglected/destitute children. Each Child Welfare Committee consists of a non-official Chairman and 4 Members (including one women member).
 

[1]

Chennai

[2]

Chengalpattu

[3]

Ranipet

[4]

Villupuram

[5]

Salem

[6]

Coimbatore

[7]

Erode

[8]

Dharmapuri

[9]

Tiruchirapalli

[10]

Thanjavur

[11]

Karaikudi

[12]

Madurai

[13]

Tirunelvelli

[14]

Nagapattinam

[15]

Virudhunagar

[16]

Dindigul

[17]

Thoothukudi

[18]

Tiruvallur

 

CHILD CARE INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE PROVISION OF ACT

OBSERVATION HOMES (Under Section – 8 of JJ Act, 2000)

Children found to have committed offences are being admitted in the observation homes through Juvenile Justice Boards. Maintenance grant is provided at Rs.225/- per month per child for homes maintained by Non-Governmental Organisations. According to the revised Act, Children in conflict with law (Children who have committed offence) shall alone be admitted in Observation Homes.


The 8 existing institutions are mentioned below:
 

[i]

Government Observation Homes (Chennai, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Salem, Cuddalore)

6

[ii]

Observation Homes run by Non-Governmental Organisations (Madurai and Coimbatore)

2

TOTAL

8

SPECIAL HOMES (Under Section – 9 of JJ Act, 2000)

    There are two Special Homes in the state one for boys and the another for girls. Children in conflict with law after due process and enquiry by Juvenile Justice Boards and upon proof of their misendevour, may be ordered for placement in these Homes by Juvenile Justice Boards for facilitating their rehabilitation and re-integration through educational, vocational training, personality development programmes etc.,
 

[i]

Government Special Homes for boys and girls Vellore (boys) and Chennai (girls)

2

TOTAL

2

CHILDREN HOMES (Under Section – 34 of JJ Act, 2000)

Under the provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000, 31 Children are functioning to provide care, training, education and vocational education to the children, sent by Child Welfare Committees.
 

[i]

Government Children's Home for Boys and Girls(Chengalpattu, Tattaparai, Ranipet, Thanjavur, Chennai-13, Mallipudur, Panchapalli, Erode, Villupuram and Karaikudi) Girls (Chennai)

11

[ii]

Children's Homes run by Non-Governmental Organisations:-(Chennai-21, Chennai-113, Chennai-8, Chennai-93, Chennai-17, Chennai-107,

Chennai-10 (2 institutions), Gandhigram, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Chennai-39, Salem, Madurai, Thiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Virudhunagar, Mayiladuthurai, Dindigul and Tutticorin.

20

TOTAL

31

According to the revised Act, Children’s Home would cater to the children in need of care and protection as ordered by Child Welfare Committee and the Special Home to the children in conflict with law, as ordered by Juvenile Justice Boards. Non-Governmental Organisations that are running and maintaining childcare institutions are given grant-in-aid of Rs.225/- per month/per child towards their maintenance charges by the Government.

AFTER CARE ORGANISATION
(Under Section – 44 of JJ Act, 2000)


To provide rehabilitation to the discharged inmates of Children's / Special Home for Boys and Girls, "After Care Organisation" are functioning at 3 places, which is mentioned below.

 

[i]

Government After Care Organisation for Boys, Athur (Kancheepuram District) and Madurai

2

[ii]

Government After Care Organisation for Women, Vellore

1

TOTAL

3

 

The inmates staying in the After Care organisations are imparted job oriented vocational training, like Screen Printing, Two Wheeler Servicing and Repair and Computer Desk Top Publishing Training. The neglected/destitute children after the discharge from Children Homes are admitted to continue their higher studies also, from After Care Organizations.

 

JUVENILE-GUIDANCE-BUREAUX

 The Juvenile Guidance Bureaux are meant to investigate the personality, attitude and abnormal behaviour of the children by scientific methods. The socio economic and psychological background of the children are also investigated by trained psychologists and Testing Officers attached with the Juvenile Guidance Bureaux. The Child Welfare Committees and Juvenile Courts refer cases of deviant children to the Juvenile Guidance Bureau. There are six Juvenile Guidance Bureaux functioning under Voluntary Organisations at Chennai, Madurai, Vellore, Dharmapuri, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. These Juvenile Guidance Bureaux also study the psychological problems of the inmates of the Observation Home, Juvenile/Special Homes and render their report.

REVISED PROVISION

The scale of diet, clothing, bedding and toilet articles are provided to the children as per the norms already framed. They have been modified from the earlier scale vide G.O.Ms.No.84, Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department, dated: 28.5.2004 in view of the experience in running the institutions and the changing the dress pattern, etc.,

The revised scale of diet, clothing, bedding and toilet articles are furnished below.
 

DIETARY

Sl.

No

Items

 

 

Scale of diet per head per day for the age group

 

 

Scale of diet per head per day for the age group

Existing

Revised

Boys below 12 years Children's / Special Homes Boys below 12 years Children's / Special Homes and Observation Homes (irrespective of age group) Girls below 12 years Children's / Special Homes Girls above 12 years Children's / Special Homes and Observation Homes (irrespective of age group) Boys and Girls below 12 years Children's / Special Homes

 

 

Boys and Girls above 12 years Children's / Special Homes and Observation Homes (irrespective of age group)

[1]

Rice 300 gr. 330 gr. 250 gr. 300 gr. 300 gr. 330 gr.
[2] Raggi (or) Wheat 70 gr. 100 gr. 70 gr. 100 gr. 100 gr. 100 gr.
[3] Red Grad Dhall (Thoor Dhall) 30 gr. 40 gr. 30 gr. 30 gr. 30 gr. 40 gr.
[4] Puffed Bengalgram Dhall 30 gr. 60 gr. 30 gr. 30 gr. 30 gr. 60 gr.
[5] Greens 100 gr. 100 gr. 100 gr. 100 gr. 100 gr. 100 gr.
[6] Vegetables 150 gr. 150 gr. 150 gr. 150 gr. 150 gr. 200 gr.
[7] Milk 100 ml. 100 ml. 100 ml. 100 ml. 100 ml. 100 ml.
[8] Groundnut Oil 20 gr. 25 gr. 15 gr. 15 gr. 20 gr. 25 gr.
[9] Onions 10 gr. 15 gr. 10 gr. 15 gr. 20 gr. 25 gr.
[10] Curry Powder 5 gr. 10 gr. 5 gr. 8 gr. 10 gr. 10 gr.
[11] Jaggery 30 gr. 60 gr. 30 gr. 30 gr. 30 gr. 60 gr.
[12] Tamarind 5 gr. 10 gr. 5 gr. 10 gr. 5 gr. 10 gr.
[13] Pepper (for 100 inmates) 25 gr. 25 gr. 25 gr. 25 gr. 25 gr. 25 gr.
[14]

Cummin Seeds (for 100 inmates)

50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr.
[15] Garlic (for 100 inmates) 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr.
[16] Asafoetida (for 100 inmates) 5 gr. 5 gr. 5 gr. 5 gr. 5 gr. 5 gr.
[17] Blackgram Dhall (for 100 inmates) 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr.
[18]

Mustard Seeds (for 100 inmates)

50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr. 50 gr.
[19] Salt 0.20 gr. 0.20 gr. 0.15 gr. 0.15 gr. 0.20 gr. 0.20 gr.
[20] Fire Wood (or) Leco 150 gr. 500 gr. 500 gr. 500 gr. 500 gr. 500 gr. 500 gr.
[21] Egg 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week
[22] Plantain 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week 1 No. Once in a week

 

CLOTHING & BEDDING

Sl.No. Name of Articles Scale of supply per head Scale of supply per head
    Existing Revised
 

BOYS :-

<=12 years > 12 years <= 12 years > 12 years
[1]

White/Colour Shirts

4 Nos. 4 Nos. 4 Nos. 4 Nos.
[2] Blue Pants -- 4 Nos. -- 4 Nos.
[3] Lungi -- 2 Nos. -- 2 Nos.
[4] Blue Shorts 4 Nos. -- 4 Nos. --
[5] Towels (Once in a year) -- 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos.
[6] Lungotties -- 2 Nos. -- --
[7] Banians -- 2 Nos. 3 Nos. 3 Nos.
[8] Inner Garments (Underwear) 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 4 Nos.

[9]

Cotton Bed Sheets

(Once in 2 years)

1 No.

1 No.

1 No.

1 No.

[10] Pillow (Once in 2 years) 1 No. 1 No. 1 No. 1 No.

[11]

Pillow Covers

(Once in a year)

2 Nos.

2 Nos.

2 Nos.

2 Nos.

[12]

Carpets

1 No.

2  1/2 years once

1 No.

2  1/2 years once

--

--

[13] Mat (Once in a year) Nil Nil 1 No. 1 No.
[14] Chappals (Once in a year) Nil Nil 2 Pairs 2 Pairs

[15]

Ceremonial Dress

(Once in a year)

Nil

Nil

1 Set

1 Set

  GIRLS :-        
[1] Skirts with Dhavani -- 4 Nos. -- 2 Nos.
[2] Chudidhar -- -- -- 2 Nos.
[3] Sarees -- 4 Nos. -- 2 Nos.
[4] Sanitary Towels -- 6 Nos. -- --
[5] Sanitary Pads -- -- -- 8 Nos. p.m.
[6] Bodies -- 4 Nos. -- --
[7] Skirts for Girls 4 Nos. -- 4 Nos. --
[8] Bodies (Inner Garment) Nil -- 4 Nos. 4 Nos.

[9]

Blouse 4 Nos. 4 Nos. 4 Nos. 4 Nos.
[10] Towels 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos.

[11]

Pillow Covers  2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos.

[12]

Cotton Bed Sheets

1 No.

1 No.

1 No.

(Once in a year)

1 No.
(Once in a year)
 

[13] Pillow 1 No. 1 No. 1 No. 1 No.
(Once in   two years)
[14] Carpets 1 No. 1 No. -- --

[15]

Mat (Once in a year) Nil Nil 1 No. 1 No.
[16] Chappals (Once in a year) Nil Nil 2 Pairs 2 Pairs

[17]

Ceremonial Dress

(Once in a year)

Nil

Nil

1 Set

1 Set

 

TOILETRY ARTICLES

Toilet Articles Toilet Articles
Existing Revised
Boys (irrespective of age group) Girls (irrespective of age group) Boys (irrespective of age group) Girls (irrespective of age group)

Children’s/

Special Homes & Observation Homes

Children’s/

Special Homes & Observation Homes

 

Children’s/

Special Homes & Observation Homes

 

Children’s/

Special Homes & Observation Homes

 

3 grams of coconut oil except Sundays

 

4 grams of coconut oil daily except Sundays 3 grams of coconut oil except Sundays

6 grams of coconut oil daily except Sundays

 

15 grams of gingely oil and 20 grams soap nut powder once in a week for oil bath

 

20 grams of gingely oil and 30 grams soap nut powder once in a week for oil bath 15 grams of gingely oil and 20 grams soap nut powder once in a week for oil bath

20 grams of gingely oil and 30 grams soap nut powder once in a week for oil bath

 

170 grams of toilet soap once in a month for bathing and one bar of washing soap once in a month for washing clothes 170 grams of toilet soap once in a month for bathing and one bar of washing soap once in a month for washing clothes

200 grams of toilet soap once in a month for bathing and one bar of washing soap and 200 grams of washing powder once in a month for washing clothes

 

200 grams of toilet soap once in a month for bathing and one bar of washing soap and 300 grams of washing powder once in a month for washing clothes

 

75 grams of tooth powder once a month for brushing the teeth 75 grams of tooth powder once a month for brushing the teeth

75 grams of tooth powder every month and a tooth brush once in three months for brushing the teeth

75 grams of tooth powder every month and a tooth brush once in three months for brushing the teeth

   

Comb one no. once in a year

Comb one no. once in a year

   

Talcum powder 150 grams once in three months

Talcum powder 150 grams once in three months

     

Bindi, fancy items like bangles, clips, ribbons etc.,. (For girls inmates once in six months)