What is Nirbhaya Fund, Police Didi? Projects Under Nirbhaya Fund (Important) (Download PDF)


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As per National Crime Records Bureau’s information, total 3, 39, 457 cases in 2014, 329, 243 cases in 2015 & 3, 38, 954 cases in 2016 registered against women. 8 cities which are selected for initiatives to take shape include Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Lucknow.

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Important Projects

  • Empowered Committee (EC) of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund reviews projects & schemes received from various Ministries/Departments & States/UTs from time to time.

  • Ministry of Railways is implementing project, Integrated Emergency Response Management System (IERMS) appraised & recommended by EC in November, 2016.

  • Union Ministry of Women and Child Development have approved projects worth Rs. 2, 919 cr. under Nirbhaya Fund for creating “safe cities”.

  • Special focus will be given on women safety in public spaces & quick response systems to create deterrence against crime in safe cities.

Measures to Create Safe Cities

  • All plans for safe cities are prepared in coordination w/municipal corporations & police commissioners of cities.

  • Enhanced safety at public places like roads, schools & metro etc.

  • Use of latest technology like:

    • Facial recognition analytics,

    • Video monitoring,

    • Person tracking systems

    • GIS mapping of criminal hotspots,

    • Dedicated women safety patrol vans w/GPS tracking.

  • It will enable training of investigating officers & quick response police teams.

  • Cybercrime & legal assistance compensation lab will also be set up.

  • ABHAYAM Vans for quick response to women in distress, One Stop Crisis Centres & ‘She Teams’ of women for surveillance.

  • User trial of panic button feature on mobile phones.

Police Didi

  • Under “Police Didi” programme female police officers interact w/women living in slums.

About Nirbhaya Fund:

  • Nirbhaya Fund was announced in 2013 union budget by govt. w/corpus of Rs. 1, 000 cr.

  • Fund was created to support initiatives taken by govt. & NGOs working towards protecting dignity & ensuring safety of women in India.

  • Govt. , in April 2015, made women & child development ministry (WCD) as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund replacing Home Ministry.

  • To approve funds under Nirbhaya fund, committee is constituted which comprised officials from various ministries, including women & child development, home affairs, road transport and railways.

  • B/w 2013 & 2017, corpus of Nirbhaya Fund has grown to Rs. 3, 100 crore.

Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD)

  • Department of Women & Child Development was set up in 1985.

Vision of Ministry:

Empowered women living w/dignity & contributing as equal partners in development in environment free from violence & discrimination.

Well nurtured children w/full opportunities for growth & development in a safe & protective environment.

  • “Police Didi” campaign was launched by Mumbai Police last year.

  • Under this initiative, women police officers are deployed to educate minors on how to be alert & prevent abuse & harassment & also raise alarm under any threat.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 12, 2018

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