The move, officials said has been necessitated following numerous complaints of discrimination that rape victims face when they go back to their school/college after the incident.
In the aftermath of the December 16 gangrape incident of a 23-year-old medical student, the ministry is pushing in a big way a series of rehabilitation schemes to help rape victims that have so far been kept in cold storage.
It is firming up a proposal to support rape victims who are unwilling to live in the same locality/city after the incident.
"The ministry is proposing to provide support to rehabilitate victims of sexual assault," said a ministry official.
Besides, the ministry is also looking at providing skill development training to rape victims to make them self reliant.
The ministry has already decided to roll out a scheme from April to give R1.2 lakh to victims from economically weaker sections of society.
The ministry has also proposed to set up a National Institute of Women Affairs, which apart from undertaking gender sensitisation courses, would also do research and review various legislation related to women.