States commission should follow Gujarat; Ankoliya

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

Despite India witnessing fast-pace development for decades, the crime against women keeps continuing unabated. This sombre contrast between two realities in India has formed the theme of the two-day national seminar on the status of women after independence held at Chief Minister’s camp office in Dehradun on Wednesday.

The Gujarat State women commission chairperson Leela Ankoliya said thatall the state should follow Gujarat model, Explaining about his state she says  Nari Adalat (women court) comprising a counsellor has been formed at all the 260 blocks of Gujarat. The dist Nari Adalat has an advocate. A toll free n0- 181 has been launched and a rescue team comprising counsellor, cop and vehicle driver is being kept ready 24*7 in all the districts of the State. They swing into action once they receive complaints from the distressed women. Most  most of the cases pertain to domestic violence. State government allocates Rs eight crore budget to the commission. In which we give Rs 2.16 lakh to the State-based universities for conducting awareness campaign about women safety and women related laws and others.

Odisha state women commission chairperson Lopamudra Baxipatra said that the women commission in her state is having legal cell, counselling cell, investigating cell and research cell for assisting the women after complaints are received. As we receive complaint, then we summon the man against whom the complaint is registered and educate them about the women- related laws. We have observed that crimes happen as the perpetrators are unaware of such laws enacted to ensure security and give justice to the women. We also have Internal Complaint Committee (ICC), which deals with women of the government offices and  Local Complaints Committee to deal with the women working in unorganised sectors. We do also checks the status of women languishing in jails, status of the tribal women and safety of the girl students at government- run hostels. We submit our findings to the state as well.

Uttarakhand state women commission secretary Ramindri Mnadrawal, said that they are doing everything possible to empower the women of the State.

While addressing the gathering, Uttarakhand Minister of state women and child welfare Rekha Arya said that the measures taken both by the Centre and the State are now empowering the women of the state.

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