Advertisement

HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Haryana govt appoints 21 protection officers

PTI  Chandigarh, February 01, 2013
First Published: 15:55 IST(1/2/2013) | Last Updated: 16:00 IST(1/2/2013)

The Haryana government has appointed 21 additional protection-cum-prohibition officers at the district level to effectively implement laws against domestic violence and child marriage.

Advertisement


The PPOs will be located in the superintendent of police's office at the district level, said Sumita Misra, director general, women and child development department.

She said PPOs would work to ensure effective implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, and Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.

During 2012-13 (up to December 2012), PPOs dealt with 5,624 complaints of domestic violence while 1,532 domestic incident reports were recorded by PPOs, Misra said.

In 519 complaints, PPOs filed applications in courts on behalf of the victims. In 380 complaints, PPOs conducted enquiries on court orders, she said.

During the same period, PPOs dealt with 186 complaints of child marriage and 27 such incidents were prevented with injunction, she said.

The home department had also provided one male constable and one female constable for their assistance, she said.

Twenty four organisations are currently registered as service providers under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

All government hospitals, community health centres and primary health centres are notified as medical facilities, while mahila ashrams of Rohtak and Karnal and Kasturba Sewa Sadan of Faridabad are the shelter homes.

Tata institute of social sciences in Mumbai has been engaged for training and capacity building of PPOs.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Chandigarh

Don’t blame officers for your faults: Capt to CM

A day after chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said corrupt bureaucrats were bringing bad name to the state, former CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday advised him to “set own house in order instead of finding faults with the officers”.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved