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July 13, 2018

Govt urges States to ensure effective implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence

New Delhi-To provide immediate protection and relief to women facing violence within families, Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, on Thursday wrote to all Chief Ministers to ensure that the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005 are effectively implemented.Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has particularly urged the States that sufficient number of Protection Officers (POs) be appointed with independent charge of the Act and that their details be made available in public domain so that they were accessible to any aggrieved woman. It has come to my notice that in most states, Officers of other departments are given this responsibility as an additional charge. Considering the practical situation of how feasible it is for a woman to come out of her home to register a complaint, it is important that we appoint more POs.