Punjab constitutes committees to ensure safety of women

Chandigarh/November 29
Punjab’s Education department on Friday said that it has constituted various committees at state and district level to ensure safety and security of women employees’ and student’s in all the schools of the state.
Punjab’s Education & Language minister Sikander Singh Maluka said that the government has taken required measures to ensure complete security and safety of the women employees as well as the girl students in all the schools. “The state level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Deputy Secretary School Education while Pankaj Sharma, Deputy Director School Education will head the committee at the Directorate level,” Maluka said, adding that the District level committee will be headed by senior most District Education Officer or Principal. Separate committees have also been constituted on circle level so that the grievances of the women could be redressed at their level only.
“In all these committees Member Secretary will be among the women and at District level committee, NGOs will be the member secretary,” he said.
Maluka said that the Punjab government is contemplating to inculcate self defense training and confidence building courses for women in schools and colleges with an aim to ensure 100 percent safer environment for women.
He said that it was also decided that some aspects of important provisions of IPC pertaining to domestic violence against women and children, harassment at work place act, protection of children from heinous crimes will also be included in the syllabus by the experts in a decent language to the fittest extent.