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Clear Pendency of Sexual Assault Cases: AP House Panel

Published: 22nd September 2015 05:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2015 05:21 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA:  Expressing dissatisfaction over pendency of cases pertaining to dowry, sexual harassment, kidnap and others in the last three years in Krishna district, Meesala Geetha, chairperson of the House Committee on Women, Children, Old and Disabled Welfare, asked the officials concerned to have them disposed of in an expedient manner.

Taking stock of the pending cases related to atrocities against women, implementation of various welfare schemes related to women and child welfare, old-age, widow and disabled pensions in the district here Monday, the House Committee chairperson and other members wanted the departments concerned to focus on clearing the pendency at the earliest.

They said most of the cases were in Vijayawada and said as the city was part of the capital region, efforts should be made for zero pendency to boost the image of the region. They expressed satisfaction over setting up of a separate police station for women and providing a toll-free helpline. They took stock of the situation at nutrition centres at Anganwadi centres.

District collector Babu A explained about online registration of birth and deaths, implementation of pension disbursement through interoperable system and micro ATMs. He explained how women SHGs had earned revenue to a tune of `25 crore by managing sand reaches in the district.

MLC B Nageswara Rao and MLA RK Roja stressed the need for more effective vigilance and monitoring of crimes against women and measures to prevent them.

MLA T Sowmya sought speedy renovation of dilapidated Anganwadi buildings and PHCs in the district.

Municipal commissioner G Veerapandian and sub-collector S Nagalakshmi were present.

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