National Policy on Women’S Safety (Important) (Download PDF)


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Ministry of Women & Child Development has been furnished Action Plan, which covers legal & schematic interventions to enhance safety of Women. Ministry of Home Affairs has set up Division on Women’s Safety to give focused attention to safety of women in country.

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Interventions have components:

  • To strengthen implementation of legislations including those on prohibition of child marriage, indecent representation of women, protect women against domestic violence, POCSO, trafficking, & prevention & prohibition of sexual harassment.

  • Implement schematic interventions including those for women to prevent violence & improve status of girl child, involving community for safe neighborhood, setting up One-Stop Centers in each district for counselling & providing first-aid to women victims of violence, setting up universal Helpline 181, increase working women hostels, strengthen child care institutions for rehabilitation of victims of violence, & strengthen grievance redressal.

  • Convergence of various projects under implementation for women safety & rehabilitation under Nirbhaya scheme including, setting up Emergency Response Support system, Mahila Police Volunteers, Cyber-crime portal, strengthening forensic facilities, & other women safety projects for increasing public safety. Implementation of Action Plan is continuous process.


  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has accepted recommendations of Justice Verma Committee in backdrop of unfortunate incident of Nirbhaya in December’2012 & has approved national project by name of ‘Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) ‘, earlier referred as Nationwide Emergency Response System (NERS), w/budgetary provision of ₹321.69 Cr. w/view to introduce Pan-India Single Emergency Response Number ‘112’ to address all kinds of distress calls such as police, fire & ambulance etc.


  • Providing single emergency response number across country.

  • Providing 24 × 7 efficient & effective response system which can receive input from various voice & data services such as voice call, SMS, email, Internet of Things, panic buttons in public transport etc. to attend to citizen in distress.

  • Identification of location of person in distress connecting thru voice or data.

  • Automated response system for timely dispatch of field resources (police) to location of incidence using system.

  • GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled dispatch of vehicles to locate nearest vehicles.

  • Integration w/existing Dial 100, Dial 108 & other emergency response systems.

  • Integrate w/other relevant systems like CCTNS etc. connect to TSP’s (Telecom Service Provider) databases to update subscriber information & to connect to GMLC (Gateway Mobile Location Centre) for location update.

  • Provide standardized & easy to use mobile apps, IoT enabled applications on Pan-India basis.

Cybercrime Reporting Portal

  • Portal is initiative of GoI under National Mission for safety of women by utilizing Nirbhaya funds, to facilitate victims/complainants to report cybercrime complaints online.

  • Portal caters to complaints pertaining to online Child Pornography (CP) / Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) or sexually explicit content such as Rape/Gang Rape (CP/RGR) content.

  • Complaints reported on this portal are dealt by respective police authorities of States/UTs based on information in complaints provided by complainants.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 2, 2018

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