Women Court Will Be Set Up In Villages Will Provide Alternative Solutions Started In Women Headed Gram Panchayats – Women Safety And Rights
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Nari Adalat will be run in Gram Panchayats to solve the issues related to women’s safety and rights. A group of seven to 11 women members, knowing about women’s rights and legal systems, will work to provide alternative solutions to women at the local level through mediation.
The Union Ministry of Women’s Welfare has recently announced this new project in the revised action plan and guide line of Mission Shakti. A ministry official said here, this new project has been added under the ‘Sambal’ sub scheme of Mission Shakti. The Government has decided to provide an alternative grievance redressal mechanism to women at the Gram Panchayat level to resolve cases of harassment or curtailment of rights at the general level of women. It will be implemented in a phased manner. Initially, it will be launched in the identified states and union territories. At present, it is to be implemented first in those gram panchayats of aspirational districts, which are headed by elected women village heads.
According to the official, in the first year, under 15 different schemes and programs, awareness campaign will be conducted regarding legal and constitutional rights. In the second year, committed and socially respected women will be identified. They will be extensively trained about laws and schemes related to women. Of these, this group of women with seven to 11 members will provide alternative solutions through mediation to women facing social, economic and cultural issues. Guidelines have been issued to the states by Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Joint Secretary of the Ministry.
No remuneration, pocket money and uniform will be available
No remuneration will be given to the members selected for Mahila Adalat. But, they will get out of pocket expenses when the meetings are held. Members will also be given money for badges and uniforms. Rs 3000 will be given as out of pocket expenses per meeting and Rs 800 for uniform once in two years.
This work of women’s court is also
- Nari Adalat has also been used for creating awareness, getting feedback for improving schemes and engaging with the public for effective public delivery of services.
- These will be assisted through Gram Panchayats in front of Common Service Centers (CSCS) run by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.