NCW demands 20% police posts to women, stresses on gender budgeting

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Jaipur, Dec 10 (UNI) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has demanded at least 20 per cent representation to women in police recruitments and expressed dissatisfaction over failure of most of the Ministries in implementing the gender based budgeting principle agreed by the Centre, for promoting women welfare programmes.

Addressing a press conference here today, Commission Chairperson Ms Girija Vyas said the government should ensure at least 20 per cent posts to women in police recruitments immediately and this should be taken up to 30 to 40 per cent in a gradual manner.

She said the Rajasthan Government had announced to allot 30 per cent posts of police constables about a year ago but the present strength lied around 2 to 3 per cent.

On the demand from her Commission, the Centre had agreed to implement the gender based budgeting principle to ensure 30 to 50 per cent budget spendings for welfare and elevation of life of the women folk, she said.

The government had accordingly directed the ministries but most of the minsitries, even after a lapse of over one year could not ensure proper implimentation of the principle.

Ms Vyas said the Commission had taken a number of steps to make women's life more secure, respectful and comfortable in the social curriculum.

She said as many as 42 laws had either been newly enacted or amended and 38 other such laws were either being framed or amended.

The Prevention of Domestive Violence Act was the most considered landmark law to safeguard women's rights and dignity.

She said regional conferences were being organised for generating awareness for effective implementation of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.

There such conferences had already been held in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chandigarh and the fourth would be held in Jaipur tomorrow and day after, she informed.


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