Response Centres for Women Safety

Womens Safety IB
Womens Safety IB

The Ministry of Home Affairs is envisaging setting up of an integrated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) platform for supporting Geographical Information System (GIS) Based Call Taking and Global Positioning System (GPS) based Police vehicle dispatch function that will help to improve the efficiency in responding to women distress calls and provide speedy assistance. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal on 05.02.2014 and has sanctioned a total of Rs. 321.69 crore out of the Nirbhaya Fund.As per the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India `Police` and `Public Order` are State subjects and, as such, the primary responsibility of prevention, detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of crime, lies with the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations. However, Government of India is deeply concerned with the welfare of women; and through various schemes and advisories to the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations, augments the efforts of the States /UTs.  The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued an advisory to all States / UTs on 04.09.2009 enumerating several measures to be adopted for patrolling particularly in routes vulnerable with regards to safety of women.

All the State Governments have been advised to put in place regulatory frame work where by the provision of basic security features pertaining to access control and surveillance (through CCTV cameras, etc) systems, are made mandatory in respect of certain types of private establishments, such as Malls, Multiplexes, hotels, restaurants and other entertainment places, etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Smt. Rakshatai Khadse in the Lok Sabha .

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