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Women Help Desks in Police Stations

Published on December 06, 2019
Current context: Union Home Ministry has sanctioned a sum Rs 100 crore from Nirbhaya Fund for setting up Women Help Desks in Police Stations.
Women Help Desks in Police Stations
  • This scheme would be implemented by the States and Union Territories.
  • The Help Desks is focused on making the Police Stations more women-friendly and approachable.
  • It will serve as the first and single point of contact for any woman walking into a police station.
  • Essentially, lady police officers would be deployed at these help desks.
  • The Help Desk would consist of experts like lawyers, psychologists and NGOs to facilitate legal aid, counselling, shelter, rehabilitation and training.
  • Nirbhaya Fund is Rs 10,000 crore corpus announced by the Government of India in its 2013 Union Budget.
  • According to the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, this fund is expected to support initiatives by the government and NGOs working towards protecting the dignity and ensuring the safety of women in India.
  • The Women and Child Development Ministry is the nodal agency for expenditure from the Nirbhaya Fund.


Q.1 Union Home Ministry has recently sanctioned a sum ________ from Nirbhaya Fund for setting up Women Help Desks in Police Stations.
a. Rs 50 crore
b. Rs 100 crore
c. Rs 150 crore
d. Rs 200 crore
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