Village Convergence and Facilitation Service (VCFS)

The primary objective of SRCW is to work for holistic empowerment of women in the state cutting across sectors. It facilitates Government and other stakeholders involved in women empowerment issues to implement Gender sensitive programmes, laws and schemes through effective coordination. It will strive for the convergence of women centric programmes/schemes of various Central and State Governments and Gender mainstreaming of Government programmes. SRCW will create an environment through awareness generation to fuel demand by women for schemes/programmes implemented for their empowerment and development.

         Ministry of Women and Child Development is taking steps by linking one programme/Scheme with other programmes closely connected to it and one such programme envisaged under NMEW with a new component is Village Convergence &Facilitation Service (VCFS) which will be provided in selected 100 districts where Beti Bacho Beti Padhao(BBBP) is being covered, with an aim to generate awareness regarding various Central/State government programmes/Schemes in the context of women’s empowerment and mobilize the community to create demand and access/avail such services.

Social Welfare

A social welfare system provides assistance to needy individuals and families.

The types and amount of welfare available to individuals and families vary depending on the country, state or region.

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Women Helpline Recruitment 2020 Application invited - last date 21/07/2020

Applications are called from eligible candidates for the post of Call Respondent, Women Helpline, functioning under the control of Commissionerate of Social Welfare, Panagal Malligai, Saidapet, Chennai-15. The education qualification is Bachelor in Social Work or Counseling Psychology or Psychology with minimum 1 year experience (or) Masters in Social Work or Counseling Psychology or Psychology and the age limit is 23 to 35 years (as on 01.04.2020). The post will be filled on contract basis. The application and other details are available in the Website The last date for submission of application by post or email ( is 21.07.2020 5.00PM. The appointment will be purely on merit and experience basis