Principal Secretary of the Home Department, R M Shrivastava, said that people involved in crimes like rape, kidnapping, sexual harassment of women will be booked under the NSA,
On November 15, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the Women's Power phone helpline '1090', which can be accessed from anywhere in the state, to report instances of eve-teasing, crank calls and other forms of harassment faced by the women the state.
Deputy Inspector General of police, Navneet Sikera, said the helpline was largely aimed at counselling first-time offenders; if the offences continued, police would initiate legal measures against repeat offenders.
Offenders, who do not mend their ways after the counselling, will not be able given a character certificate, passport or driving license, he added.
(With input from IANS)