Madhya Pradesh to honour those combating violence against women
- Aruna Shanbhag Award to those doing good work to eliminate violence against women
- 33 per cent reservation for women in police recruitment
- Schooling curriculum will include Beti Bachao (save the girl child) campaign
- Women’s Policy 2015 Released
Bhopal: Chief Minister of central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that each year the state Government will honour those doing good work to combat violence against women with the Aruna Shanbag Award which would carry Rs. 1 lakh in cash.
The chief minister made this announcement at the second Women’s Panchayat (conclave) held at his residence in the State capital. Women from various districts of the state came to join the women’s Panchayat.The chief minister also used the platform to announce 33 per cent reservation for women in police recruitment. The chief minister told the gathering that his Government’s “Beti Bachao” (save the girl child) campaign will be carried forward with new vigor throughout the State and it will also be included in the school curriculum. On this occasion, the Women’s Policy 2015 was also released.
Coaching for competitive exams
The Chief Minister announced that the government will provide assistance to girls who leave their villages to continue their education at the rate of of Rs. 2000 per month in divisional headquarters and Rs. 1200 per month in the district headquarters. The state Government will also give coaching to girls taking the all-India services competitive examination. The State Government will bear the education expenses of girls who pass the higher secondary examination with merit.
Crèche at all district headquarters
The Chief Minister announced that all 51 district headquarters of the state would now have the crèche facility. Under Project Udita, women’s self-help groups will be given training to produce sanitary napkins. working women’s hostels will be constructed in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur. The chief minister went on to announce that police will respond to requests received by women’s helpline and make available safe boarding facility for women who have to make a night halt in any city due to some emergency.