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Tehsil/Block Convergence and Facilitation Centre (TCFC/BCFC)

The TCFC will be established in the concerned blocks/tehsils where all the villages are covered by VCFC (in case of complete coverage) or where 10 villages are covered by the VCFC. TCFC will support the VCFC in implementing various activities under the NMEW.

The TCFC should ideally be located in the premises housing the offices of the government departments/PRI at block level.

The responsibilities of TCFC are given below:

1. To support and monitor the activities of VCFC which will include capacity building of staff in VCFC, support in conducting base line survey, data validation exercise and processing application forms.

2. To verify and check the baseline data from the survey. The data (physical form) has to be checked for authenticity before being forwarded to DCFC for conversion to digital format.

3. To provide the VCFCs with the completed database of the villages and provide women’s score card. TCFC has to monitor the maintenance of the database and women’s scorecard by the VCFCs.

4. To coordinate with the Government functionaries at the block level, exp Block Development Officer (BDO) for processing of the various applications for government schemes and services. It will also involve facilitation in sanction/ disbursal of benefits through TCFCs.

5. To increase women’s participation in the functioning of PRI institutions and village level institutions like Aanganwadi), especially participation in Gram Sabha meetings, committees( parent representatives in Aanganwadi committees, mate in MNREGS).

6. To organize meetings of the Block Level Convergence forums at regular intervals to highlight issues and provide solutions.

7. To ensure that meetings of field level functionaries like ASHAs, Anganwadi workers etc are being organized at regular intervals at the GP level.

8. To assist women in preparation of documents for establishing identity for enrolling in government programmes. (The existing government mechanism like BPL survey, Aadhar(UID),MNREGS enrollment can be utilized for establishing identity.)

9. To ensure regular review meetings are held at Tehsil and Village levels to ensure effective monitoring of convergence efforts at the grass root level.

10. To report the progress of work to the DCFC on a regular basis.

11. Any other activity assigned by the SRCW and DCFC.