A paradigm shift in policing will probably be a actuality as soon as the Mahila Mitra, modelled on the Self Assist Teams (SHG), is launched in any respect the villages within the State, Director-Normal of Police D. Gautam Sawang has stated.
“The Mahila Mitra will be the first point of contact for any woman in distress. Its members will offer services such as counselling and guidance, and help the women in distress in the registration of cases. In the days to come, we are planning to integrate the Mahila Mitra groups with the Village Secretariat system. Women are often subjected to abuse and harassment, and the A.P. Police will spare no effort to support them. In the days to come, we may see an increase in the registration of cases relating to violence against women,” Mr. Sawang instructed Bharat.One.
In contrast to the Shakti groups that had been constituted with newly recruited ladies constables, the Mahila Mitra members will comprise policewomen who’ve expertise and publicity in dealing with varied points on the police station.
Within the coming days, the Mahila Mitra members will work in tandem with the Village Girl Safety Secretary, a practical assistant within the Village Secretariat.
This initiative by the A.P. Police comes shut on the heels of an amazing response to Spandana, a grievance redress programme conceived by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. With ladies from essentially the most weak communities constituting greater than 52% complainants in Spandana, the A.P. Police have determined to convey policing nearer to the individuals.
On the finish of the 17th Spandana, the police obtained 39,943 petitions throughout the State. Out of them, 37,810 have been disposed of.
The problems being introduced up are being taken critically, and 11,478 circumstances have been registered to date. Of the overall variety of petitions obtained, 15% are associated to crimes towards ladies.
“While women are getting more access to the police stations, we would like to break down the myths further and improve the interface between the police and the people,” the DGP stated.