Berhampur, September 18 (LocalWire): National Commission for Women (NCW) member Chandramukhi Devi today concluded her two-day visit to the tribal-dominated Gajapati district on Tuesday.
She was visiting the district to review the steps taken by the district police to improve women safety and address some of their other issues.
Devi visited the child-friendly police station at Paralakhemundi and the SP office. She also spoke with members of the SHE team and the job aspirants who had attended the 20-day training programme initiated by the district police.
“The NCW panel was apparently happy over the functioning of the SHE team in the district and setting up of the child-friendly police stations,” Gajapati superintendent of police (SP) Sarah Sharma said.
Expressing happiness on the functioning of the SHE team, formed by the district police to provide safety to the women and teenage girls, the NCW member said that the women panel would submit its report to the government suggesting replication of the model in another part of the country to address atrocities on women.
She also lauded the steps taken for setting up a separate room for the children in the police station and also in the SP office with paintings to make them friendly for children.
The SHE team was set up in June this year at Paralakhemundi, the headquarter town of the district, to improve women safety and security.
The SHE team in Gajapati comprises eight police personnel, including four women cops and headed by a woman sub-inspector.
The team conducts intensive patrolling near schools, colleges, and other private institutions, temples and other festival places where young girls and women are subjected to eve-teasing, chain-snatching, and harassment.
“The number of such crimes has drastically gone down in the town due to the presence of the SHE team,” Sharma said.
On Monday, the NCW member had reviewed the implementation of different schemes for the women in the district. The review meeting was attended by district-level officials, including Gajapati collector Anupam Saha.