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DCW for inclusion of LG and HM in women safety panel

As the administrative head of Delhi Police, only the Lt Governor can ensure the accountability of Delhi Police," DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said.



New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today suggested setting up of a high-level committee on women safety comprising the Lieutenant Governor, the Union Home Minister and others, claiming a panel led by the Chief Secretary will not be as effective as it cannot fix accountability of Delhi Police.

"DCW believes that since Delhi Police does not report to Delhi government, little will be achieved from the Chief Secretary's core group meeting on women safety in terms of fixing the accountability of police.

As the administrative head of Delhi Police, only the Lt Governor can ensure the accountability of Delhi Police," DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said.

She claimed that the task of ensuring a safe environment for women and girls in Delhi was becoming increasingly complicated.

The Commission thus has passed a resolution on the 2nd meeting of the core group and has urged the Chief Secretary to request the LG to notify the thana-level committees and notify the revised Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme 2015, which increases the compensation amount for rape and acid attack victims from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 7 lakh. The scheme was approved by Delhi government in September 2015.

She said these proposed thana-level committees have a huge mandate to promote interaction between the police and public and provide a forum for the public to raise concerns regarding law and order and find constructive solutions to the problems faced by the community.

She also said there was a need to ensure that resources of Delhi Police are adequately strengthened, claiming that the ultimate sufferer of shortage of staff in police are women and girls.

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