Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK)

Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK)


  • GS Prelims, GS Mains paper I, II
  • Government policies and programmes, Women Empowerment, PMMSK


  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for expansion of the schemes of Ministry of Women and Child Development under Umbrella Scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women”for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • CCEA has also given approval to the new scheme called ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra’, which will empower rural women through community participationto create an environment in which they realize their full potential.
  • Expansion under Beti Bachao Beti Padhaohas also been approved based on the successful implementation in 161 districts.
  • The financial outlay during 2017-18 to 2019-20 will be Rs.3,636.85 crore with a Central Share of approximately Rs.3,084.96 crore.

Benefits of the Scheme:

The approved sub-schemes are focussed on:

  1. a)care, protection and development of women,
  2. b)improvement in child sex ratio, and
  3. c)ensuring education for girls and empowering them.
  4. d)It will also aim at improvement in declining Child Sex Ratio; ensuring survival. & protection of the girl child; ensuring her education, and empowering her to fulfil her potential.
  5. e)It will provide an interface for rural women to approach the government for availing their entitlements and for empowering them through training and capacity building.
  6. f)Student volunteers will encourage the spirit of voluntary community service and gender equality. These students will serve “agents of change” and have a lasting impact on their communities and the nation.

How the scheme will be carried out?

PMMSK is envisaged to work at the national, state, district, and block levels.

Key features of these changes include:

  1. Support to women: Support to women affected by violence through ‘One Stop Centres’ to be established in 150 districts. These Centres will be linked with a helpline and will provide 24 hour emergency and non-emergency response to women affected by violence both in public and private spaces. There will be engagement of Mahila Police Volunteers on a voluntary basis in states/UTs to create public-police interface.
  2. Community engagement: Community engagement through student volunteers in 115 most backward districts will be instituted as part of the PMMSK block level initiatives. These student volunteers will be part of awareness generation regarding various important government schemes as well as social issues.
  3. Monitoring and evaluation:One task force will be created at the national, state and district levels for planning, reviewing and monitoring all the sub-schemes under the Mission. This is to ensure convergence of action and cost efficiency. Mechanism for monitoring the outcomes of all the sub-schemes will be suggested by NITI Aayog


Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK) – Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK)


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