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Department of Women and Child Development


The Department of Women and Child Development is implementing programmes as under several social legislations to ensure that women and children from the marginalized sections of the society are protected against abuse and exploitation, the programmes have been formulated to guarantee their basic human rights which include care and protection and rehabilitation. Programmes have been formulated for women development which involves empowerment of women though education and awareness generation emphasis on vocational training and employment so as to enable them to enter main stream of economic development. The department is also implementing I.C.D.S scheme in order to improve health and nutritional status of children in the age form of 0-6 years, and to lay foundation for proper Psychological, Physical and Social development of the child.
Organisational Structure: The organisational structure of the department at District level and below is as follows:-
At District level: Deputy Director of Women and Child Development. District Programme Officer and Women and Child Officer will assist Deputy Director at District level.
At Taluk level: Child Development project Officers at all Taluks and one Tumakuru (urban) Project.
Offices coming under the control of Deputy Director structured at Tumakuru City
1.Girls Hostel, Tumakuru 
2.Reception Centre , Tumakuru
3. Probation Officers under probation of offender’s Act, Tumakuru
4. Mahila Santwana Kendra
5. Destitute Cottage

Objectives and Vision:
The objectives of the department are to formulate and implement various programmes for providing care protection and rehabilitation of Children and for Social and economic empowerment of women below poverty line.

Programmes and Scheme highlights:
1. Programmes under social Security:
a. Children Homes:

Children homes are meant for reception of children in need of care &protection during pendency of any enquiry.  These homes admit children who are produced before the child welfare committee.  The committee shall dispose of cases for the care protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation. In Tumakuru town there is one Children home for girls in the age group of 6 to 18 years.  The sanction strength is 50, It is located in Amarajyothi Nagar, Kunigal Road, Tumakuru.  The home provides not only accommodation, maintainance and facilities for education of children, training & rehabilitation of children but also ensure development of their character and their abilities. Food, clothing & bedding as per the scale prescribed by government.
b. Reception Centre :
Reception Centre is the short stay home meant for temporary shelter and care to voluntary cases of socially handicapped women such as widows, destitute &deserted women till some suitable rehabilitation arrangements are made or till they are transferred to state home for long term rehabilitation.  In this centre care, shelter, Protection, moral education, physical education and recreational activities are provided.  Food, clothing and bedding is provided as per the scale prescribed by the government.  In Tumakuru town reception centre is located in Amarajyothi Nagar, Tumakuru.
c. Probation of Offender’s Act-1958:
Under this Act, offenders below 18 years of age are kept under probation of good conduct.  There is one Probation Officer in the district who conducts enquires i.r.o cases on Juvenile delinquency, cases entrusted by the Juvenile Justice Boards and Child Welfare Committees and also cases under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.  The office of the Probation Offenders is situated in Zilla Bala bhavan Building, M.G. Road, Tumakuru.
2. State Sector Programmes
A)  Stree Shakthi:
The scheme was launched during 2000-01 with an objective to empower rural women and make them self reliant. Self help groups are formed at the village level through a network of 4095 Anganawadi Centres in the District. The objective of this programme is to strengthen the process of economic development of rural women and to create conducive environment for social change. The target group under the scheme women living below poverty line, women landless, agricultural labours, women belonging to S.C/ S.T And etc. 10472 Stree Shakthi Groups have been formed in the District. Training has been imported to the members about gender, communication, skills, leadership qualities and book keeping.

B)  Santhwana:
Women who are victims of various atrocities such as Dowry, rape, sexual harassment, domestic violence etc, are subjected to physical and mental torture besides having to face social a financial problems. With a view to console these women and rehabilitate them, the scheme of “Santwana” was launched during the year 2001-02. In Tumakuru Town, Santwana Kendra located K.R.extension, Tumakuru. Santwna kendars have also be set up in other 10 Taluks of the District, in total there are 11 Santwana kendras in the District. The scheme aim at providing legal assistance, financial relief, temporary shelter, health facilities protection to victims of atrocities, but also helps them to be self reliant by providing training in order to empower these women to lead a life like other women in the society.


  • To provide hostel accommodation to working women living out of their homes.
  • To provide accommodation to women, who are being trained for employment, provided the training period does not exceed one year.


  • Educational society / NGO have been engaged in the field of women’s welfare for a minimum period of two years priod to the request for grant-in-aid.
  • Its financial position should be sound and it should have facilities, resources, experience and personnel to initiate the scheme for which assistance is sought.
  • It should not be run for profit to any individual or body of individuals.
  • It should be in possession of land for construction of building.

Pattern of Assistance: Assistance will be given for.

  • 50% of the cost of land.
  • 75% of the cost of construction of the building or
  • 50% of the cost for purchase of ready constructed building as assessed by State Public Works Department or Central Public Works Department. State Govt. will release 12.5% of the share for construction of the hostel building and the balance 12.5% of the cost should be met by the voluntary organization.



To create awareness and educate the people about the ill-effects of alcoholism and substance abuse on the individual, the family and the society at large. To involve culture-specific models for the prevention of alcoholism and substance and the treatment and rehabilitation of addicts. To provide for the whole range of community based services for the identification, motivation, counseling, de-addiction, after care and rehabilitation of addicts. To promote collective initiatives and self-held endeavours among individuals and groups vulnerable to addiction or found at risk and to increase community participation.
Eligibility: A registered voluntary organization shall be eligible for assistance and it should ordinary have existed at least for a period of 3 years.It should have a properly constituted managing body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in a written constitution.
It should ordinarily have been engaged in the field of drug eradication, treatment and rehabilitation activities for a minimum period of two years prior to the request for grant-in-aid. Its financial position should be sound. It should have facilities, resources, and experience for under taking the programme.  It should not run for profit to any individual or body of individuals.
In Tumakuru town ACHARD Drug addiction centre is located in Ashoka nagara, Tumakuru. which is Maintain by Smt Malthi Sadhashivaiah.


  • To provide shelter, food, clothing and care to the marginalized women/ girls living in difficult circumstances.
  • To rehabilitate them socially and economically through education. Awareness, skill up gradation and personality development through behavioral training etc.
  • To provide for help line or other facilities to such women in distress.
  • To provide such other services as will be required for the support and rehabilitation to such women in distress

Eligibility Conditions: The implementing organizations must fulfill following condition

  • The organization should be registered under law and must have a properly constituted managing body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in its constitution.
  • The organization must not work for the profit of any individual or body of individuals.
  • It should have three years experience after its registration.
  • Its financial position should be sound.
  • It should have facilities, resources, experience and personnel.

Pattern of Assistance: To initiate the scheme for which assistance is sought.
   The types of assistance provided to the implementing organization are:

  • Partial assistance for purchase of  land for setting up a centre.
  • 75% assistance for construction of the building for the centre
  • 100% assistance by G.O.I for:-
  • building rent for the centre
  • administration and management
  • Other recurring expenditure.
  • Other non-recurring expenditure.
  • Helpline for women in distress.

Bhagyalakshmi Yojane:
Bhagyalakshmi scheme was started since 1-4-2006 with intention of development of Girls child. Bringing gender equity in the society, increasing the age of marriage of the girl child, compulsory minimum education health care of the girl child, prevention of female infanticide are the main objectives of the  scheme.
Scheme Specialities:

  • Death claims for insured parent
  • Health claims for the girl child up to Rs. 25000/- per year  up to  18 years (For Heart problems. Liver cancer, burns)
  • Scholarship facilities for child from 1st standard to 12th standard (this facility holds good for the children who have born from 1-4-2006 to 31-7-2008)

The girl children who have born from 1-8-2008 can avail education loan up to Rs. 50000/- after 15 years of age

  • Maturity amount can be claimed After 18 years for the condition
  • From the inception of the scheme till today 100408 beneficiaries have identified 93272 beneficiaries have received the bonds form LIC, Bangalore.

Zilla Panchayat / Taluk Panchayat  Programmes

       The main objectives of the scheme broadly are to:

  • Improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age group 0-6 years.
  • Lay the foundations for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child
  • Reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school drop-out
  • Achieve effective co-ordination of policy and implementation amongst the various departments to promote child development and to:
  • Enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education


The benefits of the scheme are provided to children below 6 years, pregnant women and nursing mothers belonging to families where in need including backward, rural,  tribal area and urban slums.

       The package of six services provided are:-

    • Supplementary Nutrition
    • Nutrition & Health Education for women
    • Immunisation
    • Health check up
    • Referral services
    • Non formal pre-school education

In Tumakuru District there are 11 I.C.D.S Projects out of which 10 are Rural and 1 Urban project. Totally 4095 Anganawadi centres are functioning in these projects.
Categories of Beneficiaries as below

  • 06 month -6 Years  Beneficiaries  154696
  • Lactating Mothers                       18827
  • Pregnant Women                        19823
  • Adolescent Girls (Kishoriyaru)      8164
  • Angawadi worker/ helper            4095/3576

Finance Provided For SNP (Supplementary Nutrition Programme) Rs 4886.32 Lakhs
2. Ksheera Bhagya Yojane: The scheme was started 01-08-2013, intention with an intention to improve Nutritional status of 06 Months-6 years Children.  In Tumakuru District 162502 Children provided with milk powder is an average 32600 K.g Milk Powder is distributed for the month. Monthly expenditure Rs. 7.92 lakhs
The scheme primarily aimed at breaking the inter generational life cycle of nutritional and gender disadvantage and providing a supporting environment for self development.  This scheme benefits adolescent girls in taluks of district with a budget provision of Rs. 0.55 lakhs per project to be utilized for training out of ICDS funds.  Under the supplementary Adolescent girls were given 5 days training with the below mentioned topics.

    • What is adolescence
    • What is being a girl
    • Menstruation details
    • Nutrition
    • Personal hygiene
    • Home based remedies for adolescent girls
    • Personality development
    • Education (including HIV/AIDS)
    • Mobility
    • Marriage
    • Abuse and eve teasing
    • Rights and legislations concerning women
    • Self help groups for adolescent girls. The Kishori Sangas
    • Government Programmes for Adolescent Girls.

The objective of the scheme is to provide care, protection, and rehabilitation and family atmosphere for the destitute children, thereby converting them as better citizens. The NGO must be having minimum 3 years of service in the field of child welfare. The assistance will be given for 25 children per destitute cottage. There are 16 Destitute cottages in Tumakuru District.
Eligibility for Children:
Orphan children below 18 years without parents or children who are having Single parent  eligible for admission.
5. Women Development Corporation Scheme:
Udyogini assists women in gaining self-reliance through self employment, especially in the trade and service sector. Udyogini empowers women by providing loans through Banks and other finanicial institutions; it also provides a subsidy from the Corporation for undertaking business activities / micro enterprises. Loans are arranged through financial institutions like commercial banks, district co-operative banks and RRBs. The scheme has gone a long way in preventing women entrepreneurs from private borrowing at higher rates of interest.
Under this scheme, the maximum unit cost is Rs.1,00,000/-. Age limit for the beneficiary is 18-45 years and family income limit to avail this benefit is Rs.40,000/- per annum for all women including those belonging to SC/ST. No income limit is prescribed for women belonging to special category viz., widows, destitute and disabled women. KSWDC provides a subsidy @ 30% of the loan sanctioned for widows, destitute, disabled women and women belonging to SC / STs, or Rs.10,000/-, whichever is less. In case of the general category women, the subsidy is @ 20% of the loan or Rs.7,500/-, whichever is less.
Applications received are scrutinized by the CDPO of the concerned Taluk and put up for approval of the District level Committee, headed by Deputy Director /Assistant Director, DW&CD.  2014-15 Physical Tagret 511  Financial  Rs 43.00 Lakhs

Departmental Statistics at a glance:

  1. There are 11 I.C.D.S projects out of which 10 Rural for 10 Taluks and one Urban for Tumakuru city.  There are 4095 Anganawadi Centres in District.
  2. 10234 Stree Shakthi Groups in the districts.
  3. There are 11 Santwana Kendras in the district.
  4. 16 Destitue cottage


Sl no

Name of the Officer



Sree Nanjegowda

Deputy Director

Smt Vasanthi Uppar Programme Officer


Sree K.R. Honeshappa (i/c)

Women and Child Welfare


Sree C Tippaiah

C.D.P.O C.N.Halli


Sree K.R. Honeshappa

C.D.P.O Gubbi


Smt Mookambika

C.D.P.O Kunigal


Sree R.Vishwanath

C.D.P.O Koratagere


Sree Kempa Hanumaiah

C.D.P.O Madhugiri


Sree Shivakumaraiah S

C.D.P.O Pavgada


Sree M Basavaraju

C.D.P.O Sira


Sree P.Omkarappa

C.D.P.O Tiptur


Sree Shreedhar M S

C.D.P.O Tumkuru Rural


Sree Shivakumaraiah S (i/c)

C.D.P.O Tumakuru Urban


Sree Puttaswamy B

C.D.P.O Turuvekere


Smt Anitha (i/c)

Supurdant B.B.M Tumakuru


Smt Kamalamma (i/c)

Supurdant R.C. Tumakuru


Sree N S Balakrishnaiah

P.O., P.OAct. Tumakuru

 All the above Officers belong to Women and Child welfare Department.

Names, designations and other Particulars of Public Information Officers (Section 4(1)(b)xvi)


Name of the office

Name and Designation of the Public Information Officer Sri/Smt.

Telephone  no. of the PIO


Department of Women and Child Devolvement, Tumkur

Sri Nanjegowda

Deputy director.

Smt Vasanthi uppar
Programme Officer,
(ICDS Unit)

Sri Honeshappa K R.

Women and Child Welfare Officer



Officer of the CDPO, Koratagere

R Vishwanath

918138- 232315


Officer of the CDPO, Gubbi


918131- 223731


Officer of the CDPO, C.N.Halli

C Tippaiah

918133- 268245


Officer of the CDPO, Sira

M Basavaraju

918135- 277578


Officer of the CDPO,Tumkur (U)

S.Shivakumaraiah (i/c)  C.D.P.O

91816- 2272204


Officer of the CDPO, Pavgada

S.Shivakumaraiah C.D.P.O

918136- 245733


Officer of the CDPO, Tumkur(R)

M S Shreedhar

91816- 2285021


Officer of the CDPO, Madhugiri

Kempa Hanumaiah

918137- 282452


Officer of the CDPO, Kunigal

Mookambika G

918132- 222691


Officer of the CDPO, Tiptur


918134- 252991


Officer of the CDPO, Turuvekere

Puttaswamy B

918139- 228468


Children Home of girls, Tumkur.

Anitha  S (I/c)

91816- 2214703


Reception center Tumkur

K.Kamalamma (I/c)  Superintendent



Probation of offenders act office, Tumkur.

N S Balakrishnaiah
Probation officer Gr.2


  1. ICDS Programme is implementing through out the District through sanctioning 3576 Anganwadi centers and 519 Mini Anganwadi centers Total 4095 Anganawadi Centres.
  2. Santwana Kendra have been started in the all 11 taluks with assistance of NGO’s
  3. 10472 Stree shakti Groups have been formed for achieving social/ economic empowerment of Women, below Poverty line.


Department District Office Address:
Deputy Director’s Bala bhavana Building, M.G Road,  Tumakuru


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