The Telangana Cabinet on Sunday evening decided in principle to pass a law for women’s safety based on the recommendations of a committee of women IAS and IPS officers recently.
The women’s safety Act mandates setting up of women police stations in every division in Hyderabad and Cyberabad limits and in all district and mandal headquarters.
The Cabinet decision was not conveyed to the media officially in the absence of a media briefing as the Assembly was in session but sources confirmed that most of the recommendations of the committee in its 62-page report to the government were accepted.
It was, however, not clear whether the Bill would be introduced in the current Assembly session or at the next meet.
The committee, headed by Principal Secretary Poonam Malakondiah, had made several recommendations, including a helpline for women, their induction in a big way in police department, safety for them while travelling and operation of ‘She taxis’.
The panel toured Gujarat, Kerala and Delhi to study best practices.