As per information provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) there has been rise in number of registered cases of crimes against women and children in Delhi and NCR in recent times. The Union Budget in 2013 made provision for a corpus called ‘Nirbhaya Fund’. This is to support initiatives towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in India. The fund is administered by Ministry of Finance. In pursuance of the aforesaid, approval has been accorded for an integrated Computer Aided Dispatch platform for supporting Geographical Information System Based Call Taking and Global Positioning System based Police vehicle dispatch function that helps to improve efficiency in responding to distress calls and provide speedy assistance. Distress/emergency alarms generated by landlines/mobiles and more specifically generated by women through mobile phone applications or individual devices pioneered by the Dept. of Information Technology would be tracked. The proposed system is to be implemented in the 113 identified cities which includes 53 cities having a population of more than million and which are headquarters of the State/Union Territory as well as headquarters of 41 highly crime prone districts. The cost of the project is Rs 3216.9 million.
Source of Information
Government of India, National review on Beijing +20, 2015, page 55.
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