All set for women’s safety?

Governance Now - - BRIEFINGS -

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).

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