Women Police Stations to be Set Up in Sub-divisions: Khattar

Khattar announced setting up of women police stations at all sub-divisions in Haryana on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan 2016.

Published: 19th September 2015 08:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2015 08:01 PM   |  A+A-


KARNAL: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced setting up of women police stations at all sub-divisions in the state on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival next year.

He also said the state has already constituted the State Nutrition Mission and a new nutritional policy would soon be rolled to address the problem of malnutrition among women and children.

Women police stations have already been functional at all districts in the state from August 28, 2015. Now, such police stations would also be set up in all sub divisions of the state, Khattar said, according to an official release.

"We are committed to provide safe and secure environment to the women in the state," he said at a seminar on 'Sensitisation of Human Rights and Good Governance at Grassroot Level' organised by Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) here.

Stating that his government was sensitive about the issue of female foeticide, Khattar said, "The provision of PNDT Act is being strictly enforced and in the last three months 130 cases have been registered against ultra sound centres and out of it conviction has been granted in 82 cases."

Emphasising on the need to enforce human rights, Khattar said that since ancient times, the approach of the culture has always been 'we' instead of 'I' which makes it different form western culture where the individual is considered as a unit and not the society," he said.

Besides claiming rights, one should also be responsible towards one's duties and this could be possible only through quality education having moral values, he said.

The state government wanted to infuse moral values among students by teaching them Gita Shlokas, besides, moral teachings from any religious scripture should be taught for ensuring their all round development, he said.

Asserting that protection of human rights is associated with good governance, the CM said, "The present government has made efforts to reduce discretionary power and lessen human interface so that the person standing last in the queue could get benefits of schemes and programmes."

To get government services delivered  at the doorstep is also a human right, Khattar said.

The state government has recently ordered that small Change of Land Use (CLU) cases be disposed of in one go. "It is a matter of happiness that people have started getting these CLUs at their doorstep," he said.

The government has listed 163 services under the Right to Service Act out of which about 23 such services has already been started, the Chief Minister said.

Employees and officers of Health, Women and Child, Social Justice and Empowerment and Police Department of  Karnal, Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts participated in the workshop.

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