Women Safety Top on TS Govt Agenda

Safety and security of women, especially working in software industry , would be Telangana government’s topmost priority.

Published: 04th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2014 09:39 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Safety and security of women, especially working in software industry and those working in night shifts, would be Telangana government’s topmost priority. The official committee, constituted for women safety by Telangana government, met here on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters later, committee member-convenor and women and child welfare department secretary Sunil Sharma said they would also focus on women trafficking.

He said that the existing laws and Acts, if necessary, would be revised to give more protection to the women. He said that awareness campaigns would be conducted from school level to all girls on the women protection Acts.

Committee member Poonam Mala Kondaiah said that they would mainly focus on the women in the software industry.

Those working in night shifts would also be given protection. She said that the committee would hold its next meeting on September 10. She wanted the public to send their suggestions on women safety to the committee to “”.

The TS government on Tuesday constituted a committee for effective implementation of various legislations meant for safety and security of women in the state.

The other members of the committee are: Smita Sabharwal, Shailaja Ramaiyer (IAS officers) and Sowmya Misra, Charu Sinha and Swathi Lakra (IPS officers). The committee is supposed to give its report within 15 days.


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