Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
10-February-2014 15:04 IST
Utilization of Funds Under the Nirbhaya Scheme

This Nirbhaya Fund is being administered by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. The progress on operationalisation of the Nirbhaya Fund for which an amount of Rs.1000 crore has been earmarked is being reviewed at the level of Finance Minister. A proposal for Establishment of an integrated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) platform for supporting Geographical Information System (GIS) based Call Tracking and Geographical Positioning System (GPS) based Police vehicle dispatch system to respond to women and other distress calls and ensure speedy assistance to them is at an advanced stage of approval.

The Ministry of Information Technology is working on a proposal to introduce mandatory provision of SOS Alert Buttons in all new handsets/providing SOS alert system in the existing handsets through free downloading of suitable software. Government has also approved a scheme to provide for enhanced Security for Women in Public Road Transport system in the Country.

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.