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LG Baijal holds meeting of Task Force on women safety

LG Baijal holds meeting of Task Force on women safety

NEW DELHI: In a bid to curb crime against women in the national Capital, Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Monday chaired a meeting of the Task Force on women safety issues at Raj Niwas.

The Lieutenant-Governor directed all stakeholders must ensure a focused and coordinated strategy to make Delhi a safe city for women. Stressing on the need for a change in mindset as well, he also directed the departments to keep up their efforts on generating awareness and sensitisation programs.

The move comes a day after the sixth anniversary of the 'Nirbhaya' gang rape case. The lieutenant governor issued a number of directions as he chaired a meeting of the 'Task Force on Women Safety' here.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary , Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women, Principal Secretary (Home), Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Secretary (Education), Spl CP (Traffic), Spl CP (Women Safety), Commissioner (Transport), and other senior officers.

Lieutenant-Governor Baijal directed the Secretary of Education that regular inspections should be made by officers in schools to identify and address security deficiencies in schools.

He also directed him to obtain feedback from students, teachers, ex-students and ex-teachers to make reforms for the betterment of schools as well as students. The LG also instructed for deployment of more female Civil Defence Volunteers (CDVs)/Guards in schools to instill sense of security among the girl students.

"The LG directed Social Welfare department to make arrangements for auditing all the children homes as well as shelter homes run by third party under their jurisdiction to ensure safety and security of the inmates to avoid any untoward incidents," the LG's office said in the statement.

He also stressed that the audit of private security guards deployed in various schools be made on regular basis to ensure safety and security of girl students.

Anil Baijal further directed Social Welfare Department to make arrangements for auditing all the Children Homes as well as Shelter Homes by third party under their jurisdiction to ensure safety and security of the inmates to avoid any untoward incidents.

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