Over 91% of Nirbhaya Fund unused, says Centre: Politicians fulminating over rape cases must put their money where their mouth is
The Centre informed Parliament that five states and a Union Territory have not utilised a single penny of the Nirbhaya Fund granted to them by the Union Home Ministry to firm up women's safety.
Centre to use Nirbhaya fund to set up women help desks, more anti-human trafficking units across India, says Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani on Saturday said that women help desks will be set up in police stations across the country and more anti-human trafficking units established in all districts using the Nirbhaya fund
Railways received Rs 65,837 crore and highest ever outlay for capital expenditure amounting to Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the Budget for the year 2019-20.
Maharashtra govt approves Centre's Rs 253-cr Nirbhaya Fund for Mumbai aimed at curbing crime against women
"The Centre will provide financial help for the first three years and later all mechanisms like installation of CCTVs at 500 public places will be maintained by the Maharashtra government," Amitabh Gupta, Principal Secretary, state Home department said.
WCD ministry to give special kits to police and hospitals to hasten investigation in sexual assault cases
The Ministry of Women and Children Development (WCD) will be distributing specially-designed kits to all police stations and hospitals to carry out immediate medical investigation into sexual assault cases
Maneka Gandhi rejects Delhi govt's project to install CCTVs in DTC buses, calls it a 'waste of public money'
"Molestation on buses is about (inappropriate) touching. It will not be picked up by the CCTVs since buses are so crowded. It is just a waste of money," the Minister for Women and Child Development told the media.
SC approves compensation scheme for sexual assault, acid attack victims; proposal to be applicable across India
A victim of gangrape would now get a minimum compensation of Rs 5 lakh up to a maximum of Rs 10 lakh. This is part of a scheme proposed by NALSA on compensating the victims of sexual assaults and acid attacks, which was approved by the Supreme Court
Tamil Nadu fares poorly when it comes to women's safety and security; badly handled Nirbhaya Fund worsens problem
The Nirbhaya Fund is a corpus fund announced in the Budget session of 2013, after the December 2012 rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi.
Maneka Gandhi says CCTVs in buses don't ensure women's safety, not effective in preventing molestation
Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said installing CCTVs in buses is not effective in preventing incidents of molestation and ensuring women's safety.
Supreme Court asks states for details of compensation to victims of sexual assault under Nirbhaya fund
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states and union territories to give details on the payment of Nirbhaya and other funds as compensation to the victims of sexual offences and acid attacks.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all states and union territories (UTs) to come out with details of the money they have received from the Centre under the Nirbhaya fund scheme.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal writes to Narendra Modi, says 'system making criminals confident', even five years after Delhi gangrape
Lamenting the "delay" in carrying out sentence of 16 December gang-rape and murder incident, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Saturday claimed the long winding legal process allowed the criminals to feel they can get away with such henious crimes.
Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras at 983 stations using Nirbhaya Fund, Centre tells Rajya Sabha
The railways has identified 983 railway stations for the installation of CCTV cameras using the Nirbhaya Fund, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday
Centre finding it difficult to get states' cooperation on disbursal of Nirbhaya Fund to victims, SC told
The central government was finding it difficult to get the cooperation of states on the issue relating to disbursal of compensation to victims of sexual assault under the Nirbhaya fund
Tamil Nadu yet to use funds collected under Nirbhaya scheme, says CAG report; raps govt for not setting up control room
Despite four cities in Tamil Nadu qualifying for funds under the Nirbhaya scheme, the state was yet to utilise it, a CAG report said.
The central government announced a Nirbhaya Fund with a corpus of Rs 3,000 crore in 2013 to support initiatives towards ensuring safety of women, following nationwide outrage after the December 2012 gangrape. But since then, there hasn't been any information from the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry about utilisation of the fund.
Government aims to set up 660 One Stop Centers (OSCs) across the country to offer medical, legal and psychological aid to women affected by violence
A Parliamentary panel on Wednesday rapped Women and Child Development Ministry for letting Nirbhaya Fund "lay idle" for last few years
The effective utilisation of the fund, one of the key provisions in the Union Budget for the safety of women, could have led to improvements in women’s safety in the country in the last couple of years; however the Nirbhaya Fund doesn’t seem to have had any impact on the ground yet.
Had she been alive and well today, Jyoti could have explained whether humiliation and agony she suffered at the hands of her tormentors was worse than the indignity of living under the shadow of an imaginary character.