The percentage of women in the Haryana Police will be increased by 15 percent in the next five years Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.
Speaking on the second day of the conference on the topic of Safety of Women and Children in Panchkula, Khattar said that it is commendable to see how the recruitment percentage of women in the State Police force has increased from 6 percent to 10 percent, in the last five years and this percentage will now be further increased to 15 percent. "Ensuring the safety of women and children is the topmost priority of the State Government and several important steps have been taken in this direction," he said.
The chief minister said 34 women police stations have been opened in Haryana pointing out that earlier due to the lack of dedicated women police stations, the victims did not have the courage to report the crime against them but now with these police stations, the victims are coming forward to report every crime.
He said police officers have also been directed to register the complaint of every crime reported to them and ensure that justices is given to every victim.
He suggested that a survey regarding how many people are satisfied with the registration by the police should also be done by the National Crime Bureau. Speaking on the sexual violence against women, the Chief Minister said that efforts should be made by the families, NGOs, and other organizations for imparting the moral value of respecting women among the youth.
On the gender ratio issue, since the implementation of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative, State had gone up by leaps and bounds viz-a-viz the sex ratio.
He said that in this direction strict action against the female foeticide along with the several awareness programs were launched in all the districts, which has shown positive results as now the families in Haryana celebrate the birth of a girl child similar to son.
Sharing the details about the list of the State Government’s initiatives taken for ensuring women safety and empowerment, the Chief Minister said that 31 new colleges have been opened, special buses are being run of more than 150 routes for women studying in colleges and Universities. Apart from this, special skill development and training programs are being run to provide ample employment opportunities for women and for this an MoU has also been signed with UNO.
To make Haryana a safe and secure place for women, Durga Shakti App, Woman helpline, Women Help Desk at Police Stations have become operational, he said.