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Family Counselling Centre.

One Family Counselling Centre of State Social Welfare Board is functioning in the state H.R.P.C .

In the Family Counselling Centre, Various family and Matrimonial disputes are being amicably solved through counselling.

Duties and Functions of Counselling Centre .

  • To hear the grievances of the tortured women on account of dowry and other related tortures on women and record their statements and to enquire into the matter at their places of occurrences with a view to solve their problems amicably, enabling them to live with harmony and dignity.

  • To make correspondence with higher quarters regarding cases is disposed of at their end and to submit monthly/ quarterly/ half yearly/ annual statements to various quarters concerning activities of the counselling centre.

  • To maintain registers and records indicating the names and addresses of the victim women those would come to counselling centre for redressal of their grievances and in suitable cases recommend for them vocational training and job training with a view to economically make the distressed and deserted women economically independent.

  • To provide counselling to the women concerned and also to family members so as to ensure restoration of happy family ties and harmonious relation between men and women, women and women.

  • To keep liaison with other Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies providing allied services as and when required.

  • To follow-up the cases of effecting counselling and their cases of re-validation.

  • To co-ordinate and liaison with members of staff of H.R.P.C towards petition inquiries, handling of practicable cases and to look after the salient aspects of marital problems and ensure peaceful settlement of disputes and difference between parties through counselling reconciliation and rehabilitation.

  • To relive the pressure of work on Human Rights Cell and Thana level when it comes to dealing with social and sociological aspects of problems of marital discord through counselling and conciliation.

  • Generate awareness sensitization and growing social responsibility awareness amongst the person who come with grievances of atrocities on women which includes social and societal literacy.

  • The counsellors will have to understand that counselling and conciliation is not the job of the Police and Police are over worked and under considerable pressure to deal with Problems of marital discord due to cracking up of joint family system or due to age old evil practice of exploitation of suppressed and oppressed women. They will exactly live in the domain of restoration of social harmony with effluent continuation of happy family concept through mediation and rendering appreciable advice, suggesting measures of reconciliation and prevention of cracking up of families.

  • To liaison with Police at all levels.

  • To hold periodic meetings with staff of HRPC and other members of District Police Administration.

  • To carry out the survey work w.r.t. reporting and non-reporting of cases of atrocities on women and submit analytical reports to H.R.P.C.

  • To liaise with other NGOs, Women’s Organisations, and community at large, as to inform, advice, monitor cases relating to social disharmony resulting in atrocities and tortured on women and take steps for atrocity prevention and ensure living of women with dignity through counselling. Provide monitoring of such occurrences of cases by ensuring visit etc.

  • To keep contact with short stay homes for harbouring of destitute and deserted women at the district levels.

  • To refer cases to H.R.P.C where conciliation fails with a view to ensure legal action against the accused persons and to ensure initiation of legal process with a view to give relief to victim women.

  • To recommend ways and mean and suggestions for better functioning of counselling centre operating under H.R.P.C.

  • Taking the various problems of women when referred to and study women’s problem in the broader perspective of their decrease in number compared to men population with reference to Odisha and suggest measures for prevention of application of force on women towards social harassment and abuse particularly on urban and rural areas and coastal and western Odisha.

  • Through counselling, eradicate, evaluate women’s problems and educate women about their rights and the utility of their role in creating and maintaining happy families.



Family Counselling Centre.
Human Rights Protection Cell,
Buxibazar, Odisha, Cuttack.


0671-2307203 (O)