What Measures are taken by Government in recent years to prevent Crime against Women?
The Criminal Law (Amendment), Act 2013 was enacted for effective deterrence against sexual offences. Further, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 was enacted to prescribe even more stringent penal provisions including death penalty for rape of a girl below the age of 12 years. The Act also inter-alia mandates completion of investigation and trials within 2 months each.
Emergency Response Support System provides a pan-India, single, internationally recognized number (112) based system for all emergencies, with computer aided dispatch of field resources to the location of distress.
Using technology to aid smart policing and safety management, Safe City Projects have been sanctioned in first Phase in 8 cities (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai).
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched a cyber-crime portal on for citizens to report obscene content.
MHA has launched the ‘National Database on Sexual Offenders’ (NDSO) to facilitate investigation and tracking of sexual offenders across the country by law enforcement agencies.
MHA launched an online analytic tool for police called ‘Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences’ to monitor and track time-bound investigation in sexual assault cases in accordance with the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2018.
One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme is being implemented across the country since 1st April 2015 which is exclusively designed to provide integrated services such as medical aid, police assistance, legal counselling/ court case management, psycho-social counselling and temporary shelter to women affected by violence under one roof.
MWCD launched Sexual Harassment Complaints Portal SHe-Box, which offers the facility of making online complaints of sexual harassment at workplace to all women employees in the country including government and private employees.