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Home Ministry Created New Division For Woman Safety



Ministry of Home Affairs Created New Division For Woman Safety- Details, Features, Aim, Purpose

In a bid to deal rising concern over women safety, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has created a new division to address issues related to security & safety of women primarily.

The new woman division will be head by AGMUT Cadre officer of 1993 batch, Punya Salila Srivastava, as the joint secretary.

The new woman division would deal with all aspects of women safety in coordination with the relevant Indian ministries, departments and the state governments.

The new woman division will deal with subjects such as Crimes against women, 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 & Network System (CCTNS) and National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

As per the MHA official statement, in order to address offences against women particularly rape in a holistic and time-bound manner, the new woman division would focus to increase capacity of the existing administrative, investigative, prosecution and judicial machinery, along with appropriate measures for rehabilitation of victims and to bring attitudinal changes in the society.

MHA also aims to create a national mission for the safety of women, with the participation of stakeholder ministries and departments, who would undertake specified actions in a time-bound manner.


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