Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal chaired the second meeting of the ‘Task Force on Women Safety Issues’ on Tuesday at Raj Niwas.
Baijal expressed concern over the cases of unregulated sale of acid and directed Divisional Commissioner and Delhi Police to take stringent action under law with regard to any such violations.
He stressed that response time for distress calls between the call centre to PCR / police station needs to be effectively reduced. Delhi Police needs to generate more awareness on anti-stalking (1096) and women (1091) helpline.
Baijal also expressed concern over complaints of alcohol sale to underage customers by bars / restaurants and asked Excise Commissioner to take swift and stern action on such violations.
The Special Commissioner of Police (Women Safety) informed that a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been put in place to effectively monitor the progress made in respect of the FIRs related to sexual offences.
It was also informed that group patrolling of PCR and local police, and surprise check by senior officers especially near schools and colleges have been undertaken.
As regards GPS installation in public service / public transport vehicles and installation of CCTV cameras in DTC and cluster buses, Special Commissioner informed that 200 DTC buses have been fitted with CCTV / GPS systems on pilot project basis and a cabinet note will be put forth regarding the rest.
Lt. Governor said that the concerned departments should take suitable measures for skill development and training of rescued women and girls to provide them a suitable alternative career that can rehabilitate them and provide a dignified living.
Photo courtesy: Office of Lt. Governor
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