Department for women andhra pradesh and Child Welfare Department Government of Andhra Pradesh

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Department for Women Andhra Pradesh | Contact | Location | Details | Information | Activity | Yojana | Budget

Andhra Pradesh is one of the few States in the Country, where a separate Department in the Secretariat is functioning to look after the Welfare of Women | Department for Women, Children, Disabled and … – Ap.gov.in

Andhra Pradesh is one of the few States in the Country, where a separate Department in the Secretariat is functioning to look after the Welfare of Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens.Acts for protection and Welfare of Persons with Disabilities:

  • Persons with Disabilities Act 1995
  • UNCRPD
  • National Trust Act, 1999
  • Mental Health Act, 1997
  • Rehabilitation Council of India Act
  • National Policy of PwDs

Senior Citizens

  • The Andhra Pradesh Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2011
  • Pension Related Acts/Rules

Common Acts

  • Amendment Proposed in Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956
  • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2006
Women Development and Child Welfare Department Government of Andhra Pradesh INDIA
Women Development and Child Welfare Department Government of Andhra Pradesh INDIA

Mission of Department

An implementation of ICDS has resulted in improvement of the nutritional status of women and children in the state, the desired goals have not been achieved. .The percentage of low birth weight babies, underweight children (<3 years) and pregnant women who are anaemic is still high. As a result, reduction of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) continues to be a challenge.The main objective of the department is to formulate policies and initiatives, strengthen governance and provide budgetary support to:

  • Achieve the desired targets for reducing malnutrition, infant and maternal mortality
  • Deliver nutrition and ICDS services effectively with optimum utilization of resources to improve nutrition status of pregnant and lactating women and children under 6 years
  • Ensure protection of children and women in difficult circumstances particularly by providing institutional services and handling legal/ empowerment issues relating to them
  • Ensure that the needs of disabled and senior citizens are met especially in the area of education, employment, access and social security

01 Commissioner, Women Development and Child Welfare https://wdcw.ap.gov.in/ 02Director of Juvenile Welfare, Correctional Services and welfare of Street Children– 03 Commissioner for Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens–04 A.P. Foods–05 A.P. State Social Welfare Board–06 A.P. Vikalangula Co-operative Corpn.–07 A.P. Womens Commission–08 AP Differently Abled & Senior Citizens assistance Corporation http://www.apdascac.ap.gov.in/

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