Punjab State’s Women Commission (PSWC) chairperson Paramjit Kaur Ladran on Friday visited Rupnagar district jail and listened to the grievances of the women jail inmates.
During the visit, the women inmates apprised Ladran of the problems being faced by them relating to bail and various other problems. Ladran assured them that she would take up their problems with the officers concerned.
Later, she also held a meeting with the child development and project officers (CDPOs) of the district and sought their views about the effective implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, and also listened to their problems.
The CDPOs told the PSWC chairperson that they had been appointed as protection officers under the act, but they did not have adequate staff and basic infrastructure.
Besides, they had to face lot of problems in the service of summons to the accused on the complaints received by them. They also demanded that the act be implemented in Punjab on the pattern of Haryana.
Talking to the mediapersons, Ladran said the commission was making efforts for the effective implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, to check domestic violence against women.
She said the government and non-government organisations (NGOs) were playing an important role in the implementation of the act.
Ladran said use of intoxicants was one of the main reasons behind the domestic violence against women adding that the campaign launched by the Punjab government against drugs and intoxicants would prove to be helpful in curbing the menace of intoxicants and domestic violence. She urged the women affected by domestic violence to contact the CDPOs concerned.