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No provision to release funds to states under domestic violence act: Centre to SC

India Updates | 26/04/2022 09:57 PM | Click to read full article

The Central government has told the Supreme Court that there is no provision under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (PWDV) Act, to release funds to state governments.

In a counter-affidavit, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said: “Though under the PWDV Act, there is no provision to release funds from Central government directly in the name of PWDV Act, yet for effective implementation of the Act, funds are released to states/UTs under various central schemes/ programmes pertaining to safety and security of women and children.”