Lt Governor's Order To Delhi Government Over Safety For Women

A statement from Lt Governor Anil Baijal's Office said the chief secretary has been directed to constitute the task force under the chairmanship of additional chief secretary (home) of the Delhi government.

Lt Governor's Order To Delhi Government Over Safety For Women

The safety aspect of girls hostels be looked into, said a statement from Anil Baijal's office (File)

New Delhi:

Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed the Delhi government chief secretary to form a special task force to outline a standard operating procedure to ensure safety of women living in paying guest accommodations in the city.

A statement from the Lt Governor's Office said the chief secretary has been directed to constitute the task force under the chairmanship of additional chief secretary (home) of the Delhi government.

The task force will comprise representatives of Delhi police, social welfare, women & child development, higher education departments, Delhi University and local bodies, it said.

"He also desired that the special task force should formulate a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure safety of women staying in paying guest accommodations and audit should be conducted on monthly basis to ensure effective execution and monitoring," reads the statement.

The safety aspect of girls hostels and paying guest accommodations be looked into on priority basis and an SOP be put in place for their safety and security, Lt Governor Anil Baijal ordered.

The issue was discussed in a meeting of task force on women safety in Delhi, at Raj Niwas last month.

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