Government of India to Set Up & Strengthen AHTUs & WHDs

News:Government of India has decided to set up & strengthen Women Help Desks (WHDs) and Anti-Human-Trafficking-Units (AHTUs) in states across the Country. Facts: About Anti-Human Trafficking Units(AHTUs)  It will be set up in all districts of States & UTs for safety and security of women and girl victims of trafficking. These units will also provide… Continue reading Government of India to Set Up & Strengthen AHTUs & WHDs

Emergency Response Support System

News:Union Minister for Home Affairs has launched the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Chandigarh police. Facts: About ERSS: The Emergency Response Support System(ERSS) is one of the key projects of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs under Nirbhaya Fund. The system has been designed to play a pivotal role in mitigation or preventing escalation… Continue reading Emergency Response Support System

Only 20% of Nirbhaya Fund has been used by States until 2018

According to Government data,the States and UTs have utilised less than 20% of the budget allocated to them under the Nirbhaya Fund between 2015 and 2018. The top five States/ UTs ranked in terms of utilisation of money across various schemes under the Nirbhaya Fund were Chandigarh, Mizoram Uttarakhand,Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland. The worst five… Continue reading Only 20% of Nirbhaya Fund has been used by States until 2018

The long wait for safety: tracking the Safe Cities programme

Government has announced the Safe City project.The project aims to strengthen safety and security of women in public places. The project has been approved under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.Further,it would be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio. The project will be implemented in eight selected… Continue reading The long wait for safety: tracking the Safe Cities programme

Safe City Project

Empowered Committee of Officers for Nirbhaya funds scheme has approved pilot Safe City projects in eight selected metropolitan cities. These eight cities are Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The Empowered Committee of Officers is an inter-ministerial committee. It appraises and recommends various proposals/projects proposed by different Ministries/Departments/States. The Nirbhaya fund scheme… Continue reading Safe City Project