As per instructions of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Police is setting up ‘Urja Mahila Help Desk’ in 700 police stations of all districts of the state in collaboration with the Economic and State Legal Services Authority of the central government for effective prevention of crimes against women.

Madhya Pradesh Police is providing a standard operating procedure (SOP) to the Mahila Desks along with all types of primary action by the police for effective action against violence against women, which aimed at giving a sympathetic hearing to the case of victimized woman, providing proper environment, giving information about legal process and providing proper support from other voluntary groups.

The Mahila Desk has been directed to take action keeping in mind the women, children and the elderly, for which basic preparations have already been made prior to opening of the Mahila Desk. Police stations with more complaints of crimes against women than other police stations have been selected. Separate rooms for Mahila Desk, posting of women officers and toilet rooms will also be arranged. In each district, the Nodal Officer of Mahila Desk will be of the level of Additional Superintendent of Police / Deputy Superintendent of Police and the Urja Mahila Help Desk will be operated by a woman sub-inspector / assistant sub-inspector under the control and direction of the station in-charge.

Principal Secretary/Additional Principal Secretary level officers of Home department, Women and Child Development, Health Department, Higher Education Department, General Administration, Scheduled Castes and Tribes Department, Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department, Cooperatives and Labour Department will take part in the online launch of ‘Urja Mahila Help Desk’. Administrative officers and police officers up to zonal, district and police station level will also join through NIC.

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