Women Related Schemes - Gender Budgeting scheme

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Gender Budgeting scheme


  • One of the tools that can be used to promote women’s equality and empowerment is gender-responsive budgeting or gender budgeting.
  • This scheme aims to initiate an integrated approach and guide the Gender Budgeting Cells (GBCs) setup by different Central Ministries/Departments by isseminating the concept, tools and strategy of GB
  • To coordinate and monitor gender budgeting exercises of GBCs and facilitate gender budgeting analysis.
  • To organise workshops to facilitate capacity building and training for various stakeholders including officials of Central and State Governments, PSUs, corporate sector, PRIs and NGOs, etc.
  • To provide assistance to develop training modules/packages, training material and information booklets and manuals for gender budgeting for all stake holders
  • Conduct gender based impact analysis, beneficiary needs assessment and beneficiary incidence analysis
  • Collate and promote best practices on gender budgeting.

Nature of assistance

The grants for training will be given under two categories:
1. One time GB training - Grants under this category will ordinarily be given for training programme proposals for a period of three days at one time. In exceptional cases the period may be extended, with proper justification.
2. Sustained GB training – Gender budgeting is a continuous process and needs sustained intervention, funds will also be given to organisations/agencies/institutions for conducting a series of workshops, targeting a particular area/group. In such cases too, funds for conducting one workshop will be given for a maximum period of three days. In exceptional cases the period may be extended as the case may be, with proper justification.

Who can apply?

  • Women and Child Welfare Department; State Government Women’s Development Corporations; State Commissions for Women; Women’s Development Centres; Rural Panchayati Raj Institutions) & Urban
  • Local Bodies; Voluntary Organisations with three years experience after registration; Universities & UGC approved Institutions; Public Sector Undertakings, etc.
  • The organisation must have adequate experience in implementing women and child related projects and programmes, etc. It should have facilities, resources and personnel to implement the project for which assistance is sought. 126 Related Sche