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Mission Vatsalya Scheme- Relevance for UPSC Exam

Mission Vatsalya Scheme: Mission Vatsalya is a central government scheme to ensure welfare and rehabilitation of Children. Mission Vatsalya Scheme is important for UPSC Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Administration and Challenges- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes).

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Mission Vatsalya Scheme in News

  • Recently, the ministry of women and child development has issued detailed guidelines of the Mission Vatsalya Scheme.
  • State Governments/UT Administrations have been asked to prepare their financial proposal and plans for the year 2022-23 under Mission Vatsalya Scheme on the basis of financial norms of Guidelines.
  • The norms of Mission Vatsalya scheme will be applicable from 01 April, 2022.

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Mission Vatsalya Scheme                                                       

  • About: “Mission Vatsalya” erstwhile Child Protection Services (CPS) Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme since 2009-10 for the welfare and rehabilitation of children.
  • Mandate: Mission Vatsalya promotes family-based non-institutional care of children in difficult circumstances based on the principle of institutionalization of children as a measure of last resort.
  • Objectives: The objective of Mission Vatsalya is to-
    • Secure a healthy and happy childhood for each and every child in India,
    • Ensure opportunities to enable them to discover their full potential and assist them in flourishing in all respects, in a sustained manner,
    • Foster a sensitive, supportive and synchronized ecosystem for development of children,
    • Assist States/UTs in delivering the mandate of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and achieve the SDG goals.

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Mission Vatsalya Key Details

  • Implementation of Mission Vatsalya: The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Mission Vatsalya”.
    • All the States/UTs have signed the Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) with the Ministry for implementation of the Scheme.
    • Mission Vatsalya will be implemented as a centrally sponsored scheme as per prescribed cost sharing ratio between the Centre and State/UT Governments.
  • Components of Mission Vatsalya: Components under Mission Vatsalya include-
    • Improve functioning of statutory bodies;
    • Strengthen service delivery structures;
    • Upscale institutional care/services;
    • Encourage non-institutional community-based care;
    • Emergency outreach services;
    • Training and capacity building.
  • Funding Mechanism: Mission Vatsalya Scheme will be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in partnership with state governments and UT administrations, with a fund-sharing pattern in a 60:40 ratio.
    • However, for the eight states in the Northeast- as well as Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the UT of Jammu and Kashmir- the Centre and state/UT’s share will be 90:10.
    • The Centre will cover the whole cost in UTs without a legislature.
  • Fund Transfer: Funds to states will be approved through the Mission Vatsalya Project Approval Board (PAB).
    • Mission Vatsalya PAB will be chaired by the WCD Secretary, who will scrutinise and approve annual plans and financial proposals received from states and UTs for release of grants.

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