Urs. The facility was earlier named “Vishram Sthali” and has been renamed “Gharib Nawaz
      Mehmankhana”. The infrastructure is meant to provide facilities/ amenities to the zaireen of
      Dargah Khwaja Sahab.
      Women and Child Development
            The development of women and children is of paramount importance and sets the pace for
      overall development. A separate Ministry of Women and Child Development came into
      existence from 2006 with the prime intention of addressing gaps in state action for women and
      children and for promoting inter-ministerial and inter-sectoral convergence to create gender
      equitable and child centred legislation, policies and programmes. The Ministry has the main
      responsibility to advance the rights and concerns of women and children and to promote their
      survival, protection, development and participation in a holistic manner. The Ministry has a
      vision of empowered women living with dignity and contributing as equal partners in
      development in an environment free from violence and discrimination and well nurtured children
      with full opportunities for growth and development in a safe and protective environment. Its
      mission for children is to ensure development, care and protection through cross-cutting policies
      and programmes, spread awareness about their rights, facilitate access to learning, nutrition,
      institutional and legislative support for enabling them to grow and develop to their full potential.
      Relevant Website: www.wcd.nic.in
      Acts relating to Women and Children
            The Ministry is in charge of the administration of the following Acts relating to women and
      children: (a) The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (as amended in 1986), (b) The Indecent
      Representation of Women (Prevention) Act, 1986 (60 of 1986), (c) The Dowry Prohibition Act,
      1961 as amended in 1986, (d) The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988), (e)
      The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 (notified in January, 2007), (f) Protection of
      Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, (g) National Commission for Women Act, 1990, (h)
      Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant food (Regulation of Production, Supply and
      Distribution) Act, 1992 (41 of 1992),(i) Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005,
      and (j) Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000, (k) The Protection of
      Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and POCSO Rules, 2012 and (l) Sexual
      Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal), 2012. The
      Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children), Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament in
      August, 2011. The Ministry’s mandate primarily includes formulation of plans, policies and
      programmes for women and children; enactment and amendment of legislations related to them;
      and overall guidance and coordination of efforts of governmental and non-governmental
      organizations working in the field of women and child development. The Ministry’s schemes and
      programmes play a supplementary and complementary role to the development programmes of
      the Ministry.
      Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
            Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is one the flagship programmes of the Government, launched in
      2015 to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and address other related issues of
      disempowerment of women. CSR is the number of girls against 1000 boys in the age group of 0-
      6 years. It is a triministerial, convergent effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development,