Published By: Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation
Published Year: 2019
The Nirbhaya Fund – was created to be utilized for projects specifically designed to improve the safety and security of women in public places. It is a non-lapsable corpus fund, being administered by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.
Under the Nirbhaya Fund the Centre gives money to the states, which in turn spend it on programmes meant for ensuring women's safety. As per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Finance on 25.03.2015 The Women and Child Development Ministry is the nodal agency for expenditure from the Nirbhaya Fund. Earlier, it was the one releasing the funds but now it examines the programmes submitted to it by the states under Nirbhaya scheme, approves them and recommends to the Department of Economic Affairs for allocating funds and releasing them.
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