By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 7 Oct: Chairing a meeting at the Secretariat here today, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami directed the officers to pay special attention to women’s empowerment and also towards ensuring the safety of women in the state. He observed that women in Uttarakhand were either employed or self employed in large numbers and keeping this in view, the departments concerned needed to make sincere efforts towards their empowerment as well as safety. The CM said that efforts be made in the state in such a way that a positive message of Dev Bhoomi could go across the country. The Chief Minister issued these instructions to the officers while chairing a meeting on the women workers’ safety and empowerment.
Dhami directed the officers that a concrete plan be made at the department level also for the safety of women workers. Police help desk and helpline number 112 were required to be further strengthened. Under the rules, in case of women who had the provision of maternity leave, it be ensured that they get these facilities as per the rules. Help desks be set up for women in institutions also. The Chief Minister said that arrangements be made for the registration of women working in various institutions. Such a system be developed by the police, labour and related departments.
Dhami also directed that meetings of the committee constituted at the district level be held regularly to prevent harassment of women. For effective redressal of complaints of sexual harassment at work place, general public be made aware about She Box (Sexual Harassment Electronic Box), by giving it wide publicity. The Chief Minister said that all departments ought to work with team spirit in this respect. Everyone needed to pay attention in this direction to improve the functioning of their respective departments. He said that more effective efforts were needed to stop child labour.
In the meeting, DIG Senthil Abudai Krishnaraj S made a presentation of the proposed one stop solution app. Through one stop solution app, women working in organized and unorganised sector in the state would be able to register themselves at the time of appointment. Along with working women, industrial institutions, factories and employers would also be encouraged to get their women workers and workers registered in one stop solution app.
On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, DGP Ashok Kumar, ADG (Law & Order) V Murugesan, Secretaries R Meenakshi Sundaram, Deependra Choudhary and HC Semwal, IG Vimla Gunjyal, DIG Senthil Abudai Krishnaraj S, Additional Secretary Anand Srivastava, Deepti Singh, Atar Singh, JC Kandpal and other officers concerned were present.