Department of Social Development


Women and Child Welfare Scheme

To know more about the schemes of Social Development Department, please contact
1) Office of Group Organizer (Samuhsanghatika) Pune
2) Nearest Ward Office
3) Social Development Office, SM Joshi Hall, Daruwala Pool, Rasta Peth, Pune
Contact number: 020-25501281/82/83/84

1) Vocational Training for women:
Pune Municipal Corporation provides free vocational training to girls & women in the age group of 15 to 45. They are provided with free bus passes for the transportation. Every selected student has to pay Rs. 500 as a deposit at the time of admission, which will be returned on the completion of the training course. The toolkit is also provided to students after completion of training.

2) Self- Employment:
Pune Municipal Corporation provides a grant of Rs. 5000/- to the women between the age group of 18 to 45 to start their own business. Women from backward class receive a grant of Rs. 10,000. Members of Self-help groups are given preference.

3) Entrepreneurship Development Program for Women:
Under this program, women in the age group of 18 to 45 are provided training of various self-employment skills.

4) Revolving funds for SHGs:

A revolving fund of Rs. 1000/- per member is given to the Self-Help group(SHGs) formulated under the Social Development Department and who have completed one year. It is a one-time fund.

5) Training for Residential Community Volunteer (RCV):

Various projects and Schemes information about S.D.D. is provided through RCVs at the community level. The awareness activities include topics on health, education, and various social issues.

6) Financial assistance to SHGs for exhibitions:
This scheme is for SHG members. The SHG who have completed one year and have maintained SHG record properly are eligible for this scheme. This benefit is given only to the SHGs who are sponsored by S.D.D. Around 1000 SHGs participate in various exhibitions. S.D.D. contributes Rs. 5000/- or maximum 80% of stall rent, provided the exhibition should be organized by government and social authority.

7) Financial Assistance for 10th std. students:

The female students who have secured 50% marks in 9th std. & appeared in 10th class get up to Rs 2000/- as a financial assistance for private coaching class. SHG members are given priority. Maximum 2 girl students can get benefit in one family.

8) Financial assistance to 12th students for private tuition:
Under this scheme, female students appearing for 12th exam get financial assistance up to Rs. 10,000 for private coaching class.

To avail this scheme
a) Student must be resident of Pune for last 3 years (Rationing card is required)
b) have secured 60% marks in 11th std.
c) The annual income of the student's family should be under Rs. 1,00,000.
d) Student should belong to science or commerce faculty.
e) Two children from same family can avail the benefits. Families having more than two children after 1.5.2001 are not eligible for this scheme.
f) Priority is given to the children of SHG members.
g) The applicant could get maximum Rs. 10,000/- financial assistance at once.
h) Hon. Chief, UCD, PMC has authority to change, alter the terms and conditions of the scheme and reject any application in this regard.

9) Financial assistance for CET examination:
The terms and conditions of the scheme are same as Private tuition fee scheme. A student can avail any one of the schemes.

10) Financial Assistance for Higher Education:
Under this scheme, the female students, who are opting for higher education through government-approved degree/diploma and have secured 60% or above in 10th or 12th exam, will be given financial aid of Rs. 10,000 by Pune Municipal Corporation. Degree students get financial assistance every year & diploma students will receive a one time grant for their technical education. However, Degree students have to secure 60% marks every year during their graduation/post graduation period.

11) Earn & Learn Scheme:
College students can participate in this scheme. Female students will get a monthly stipend of Rs. 500. For this, they have to spend two hours in the Social welfare activity. Priority is given to SHG family members.

12) Financial Assistance to the kids of PMC employees who get dirt allowance:
The girl students in 8th to 10th class, whose parents are PMC employees and get dirt allowance, receive a financial assistance for purchasing educational material. As per requirement & demand of municipal school, educational material will be provided to girl students studying in 8th to 10th standard every year.

13) Child Development Centre:

Pune Municipal Corporations runs a child development centres in cooperation with Self-Help Groups for 10 months in a year. . It aims child development through various activities such as songs, games etc. The children, who are in the age group of 6 to 13 years, are accommodated in the centre

14) Yoga Class:

On the demand from slum areas, the yoga classes are conducted for women’s health. Working hours for these classes are in morning & in afternoon. The yoga classes are started after the demand from 20 women. The yoga teacher’s honorarium is Rs. 500/- per month. The yoga teachers are permitted to collect fees of Rs. 20 per month from each student.

15) Widow Subsidy:
Since 13th Feb. 2007 the widow subsidy has been increased from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10000/-. This scheme is for those women whose husband has died after 13th Feb. 2007. The applicants have to apply within 2 years from the death of their husband.

16) Family Planning surgery scheme for SHG members, who have one or two girl child:
This scheme is implemented from the year 2007-2008. Those SHG members planned and undergone family planning surgery after the birth of one or two girl child, Rs. 5000/- each is invested in Unit Trust of India’s growth fund for 18 years. This invested amount could be withdrawn only after 19 years. If the girl gets married below 18 years, she will not be benefitted by this scheme and this invested amount will be returned to Municipal Corporation.

17) Kanyaratna Scheme:
The scheme was launched for the girl child from families below poverty lines. The benefits and conditions of the scheme are as follows -

a) the name of the each girl child must be registered before her first birthday.
b) The girl child gets Rs.2000 after completion of 5th std, Rs. 4000 after completion of 8th std and Rs. 7500 after completion of 10th std.
c) A girl receives Rs. 200 per month in 11th & 12th std.
d) When the girl attains the age of 18 years, she gets Rs. 1, 00,000 for marriage or higher education.

18) Subsidy for SHG, those are manufacturing paper bags:

Under this scheme, SHGs are given training for the manufacturing of paper bags.

19) Women Enterprise Centre:
In Pune city, around 15000 self help groups of women are active. Out of that, 2000 SHGs are engaged in various economic activities. Pune Municipal Corporation aims to start a women enterprise centres on deputy commissioner territory level. These centres will be used by SHG members for meeting, training and various production purposes.

20) Women Empowerment Centres:

Legal consultation is available for the widow, a divorcee and orphan women in the women empowerment centres established at 15 Ward Offices. In these Women Empowerment Centers, legal family matter consultation is also available. Information & guidance regarding women related issues, women security guidance, application pending before Shivajinagar court, self defense, all schemes related to women implemented by Urban Community Development Department, women organisation, to change mind set of society, financial empowerment, how to develop women’s decision making is given in these center. Information about various government schemes is also given in these centers.

21) Incubation Centre for Women:
With the joint venture of Maratha Chamber of Commerce & Industries and Pune Municipal Corporation in March 2013, 150 women were trained. In this training women were imparted knowledge of vocational guidance, skill up gradation, marketing, sales management, packaging, branding, and visits to industries, group discussion, and business opportunity. Every month one batch is trained in this training.

22) Self-Defence Training for girls:

According to the government resolution, self-defence training is organized by UCD Dept. for the girl students of municipal schools through a government recognized NGOs and Police personnel. Through master trainers, training is organized in municipal schools. A permanent class of self-defence training is going to be started in the slum area.

23) Girl Child adoption Scheme(Ladaki Lek Dattak Yojana):

Aim of this scheme is to increase the female number and to restrict abortion of the female fetus. The girl child born after April 2013 is eligible for this scheme. The beneficiary has to contribute Rs. 10,000/- and PMC will be contributing Rs. 20,000/-. The consolidated amount of Rs. 30000/- will be deposited in the nationalized bank in a double money scheme. In the scheme the parents contribution of Rs. 10,000/- & contribution from Pune Municipal Corporation double of Rs. 20,000/- (i.e. Rs. 40,000/-) like this total amount will be Rs. 50,000/-. Those spouse planned are girl child and family planning surgery made, in such cases the Rs. 50,000/- will be deposited in the name of the girl child, in a nationalized bank, in a double money scheme. The maturity amount will be utilized for marriage, higher education or making better future of the girl child.