New Delhi, Feb 6 : The Ministry of Women and Child Development is organising a workshop to sensitise senior officials of various Central Ministries towards gender responsive budgeting.
The officials of 35 Ministries will attend the residential workshop on 7th-8th February at Kuchesar, District Bulandshehar. The objective of the workshop is to sensitise senior officials to the needs and realities of women at the grass roots.
The Government has already set up gender budgeting cells in 35 Ministries to ensure a gender perspective at various stages like programme and policy formulation, review of extant policies and guidelines, reprioritisation and allocation of resources.
The two-day workshop will make assessment of needs of target groups and impact of the gender budgeting so far. Case studies and feedback on the initiative and future plan of action will be deliberated upon.
The Ministry has taken a number of initiatives to use gender budgeting as a tool for empowerment of women. The Ministry has adopted 'budgeting for gender equity' as a mission statement.
A strategic framework of activities to implement this mission has been framed and disseminated across all departments of the Central Government.
The Ministry of finance has also mandated all Ministries to establish gender budgeting cells and has issued a gender charter for the same.