Assam to have women helpline

Assam to have women helpline

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today directed state Chief Secretary P P Varma to operationalise 181 helpline exclusively for women in distress.

The Chief Minister in an order to the Chief Secretary asked him to instruct the state Home and Political Department to work out an action plan to operationalise the 181 helpline facility for women as it was in other states like Delhi.

The Chief Minister directed that the helpline be operationalised in consultation with the Assam Police, Health and Family Welfare, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) and other line departments.

Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal had written to the Chief Minister to start a helpline service for women in distress in the state.


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