July 3, 2015
State Women Empowerment Mission formed for protection of women
The State Women & Child Welfare Department has taken yet another step for the security of women. The department setting up dedicated “anti women harassment cells” in all 20 districts of Bengal.
A meeting in this regard was held at Nabanna on Thursday, headed by Dr Amit Mitra. The meeting consisted senior ministers including Purnendu Bose, Manish Gupta, Moloy Ghatak, Sadhan Pundey, Dr Sashi Panja and MP Dola Sen.
Each cell will have a 24×7 helpline number, so complaints could be registered round the clock.
A committee named State Women Empowerment Mission has been formed and is to be headed by the West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee.
All the 63 departments of the State has been asked to suggest women-centric schemes.