All set for women’s safety?
Amid frequent criticism for not doing much on women’s safety, the government has come up with a women safety division in the ministry of home affairs. “In order to address offences against women, particularly rape, in a holistic and time-bound manner, the division would focus on enhancing the capacity of the existing administrative, investigative, prosecution and judicial machinery, along with appropriate measures for rehabilitation of victims and bringing attitudinal changes in society,” the ministry said in a statement. Senior IAS officer Punya Salila Srivastava will head the division. The new division will deal with subjects like crimes against women, crime against scs & sts, crimes against children, elderly persons, anti-trafficking cell, matters relating to prison legislation and prison reforms, all schemes under NIRBHAYA fund, crime and criminal Tracking and network system (cctns) and the national crime records Bureau (ncrb).