TS G.O.MS.No. 6.; Dated:12-11-2015: Telangana State Government, Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens Department has issued a government order for Constitution of Committees to deliberate various issues relating to implementation of Gender Resource Centre (GRC)
- G.O.Ms.No.1, Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens (Schemes) Dept., Dt:02.09.2014
- Report of the Committee on Safety and Security of Girls and Women
- From the Director, WD& CW Dept., Hyd., Lr.No. Dt: .11.2014
Taking cognizance of the alarming increase in crimes against young girls and women in the society, the Government at the highest level decided to constitute a high level committee to study the various issues relating to the Safety and Security of Girls and Women in Telangana State. The Telangana Government recognizes the fact that the safety and security of women is closely linked to the overall well being and empowerment of women.
The Committee so constituted vide reference 1st cited held meetings and had prolonged discussions with all concerned sections in society and submitted a comprehensive report to Government vide reference 2nd cited. One of the main recommendations of the Committee was to constitute a Gender Resource Centre at the State Level, under the overall Supervision of Hon’ble Chief Minister. In order to supervise, review, evaluate and oversee directives of State regarding the Safety and Security Women and other gender related issues, the following three committees are constituted.
A. State Level Governing Body of the Gender Resource Centre
Chief Secretary to Government: Chairperson
Director General of Police : Member
Principal Secy to Health& Family Welfare : Member
Principal Secy to Higher Education: Member
Principal Secy to School Education: Member
Principal Secy to Finance: Member
Principal Secy to Labour: Member
Principal Secy to Transport : Member
Principal Secy to Rural Development : Member
Secretary Law: Member
Two eminent NGOs, who have done Previously work in this area : Members
Chairperson of the Committee on issues relating to Safety and Security of Women & Girls in Telangana State: Member
Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Women& Child Welfare :Member/ Convenor
Functions of the Governing Body:
(i) The State Level Governing Body shall supervise, review and evaluate the implementation and oversee the monitoring of programs, schemes, activities and strategies relating to safety and security of women and girls and any other gender related issue in the State of Telangana.
(ii) The Committee shall facilitate interdepartmental coordination
(iii) The Committee shall review the action taken to prevent crime against women and girls in the State.
(iv) The Committee shall review the existing orders for the safety and security of women and suggest policy changes in the existing order.
Frequency of meetings:
The State Level Governing Body shall meet on quarterly basis without fail.
B. State Level Executive Body of the Gender Resource Centre:
Principal Secretary/ Secretary,Women& Child Welfare: Chairperson
Addl Director General,Law & Order : Member
Commissioner, H&FW : Member
Commissioner, Higher Education: Member
Commissioner& Director, Education: Member
Commissioner, Social Welfare :Member
Commissioner, Transport : Member
Commissioner, Labour : Member
Inspector General, CID: Member
Commissioner, Prohibition & Excise: Member
CEO, SERP: Member
Member Secretary, SLSA: Member
Chairperson of the committee on issues relating to Safety and Security of Women & Girls in Telangana State: Member
Two NGOs, who have done work in this area : Members
Commissioner/ Director, Women& Child Welfare: Member/ convenor
Functions of the Executive Body
State Level Executive Body shall monitor the implementation of the suggestions/directions of the State Level Governing Body.
The SLEB shall undertake social research and policy analysis on problems and processes of gender development.
The SLEB shall conduct gender audit in related departments and programs.
The SLEB shall review the progress the cases related to gender issues registered by the Police Department at the State Level.
The SLEB shall monitor the functioning of the One Stop Crisis Centre and Women Helpline at the state Level.
Any other item as directed by the State Level Governing Body.
Frequency of meetings:
The State Level Executive Body shall meet at least once in a month without fail.
C. District Level Task Force Committee of the Gender Resource Centre
District Collector : Chairperson
Additional Joint Collector : Member/ Convenor
Superintendent of Police : Member
District Legal Services Authority : Member
District Medical& Health Officer : Member
Project Director, DRDA : Member
District Educational Officer : Member
Principal of the Identified College : Member
Deputy Commissioner of Labour : Member
Dy Commissioner/Asst., Commissioner Excise : Member
Dy Commissioner, Transport: Member
Depot Manager, RTC: Member
Project Director, DW&CDA: Member
Two NGOs who have done good work in this area : Member
Functions of the Task Force:
The Committee shall monitor the implementation of decision of the State Level Governing Body and State Level Executive Body at the district level.
The Committee shall facilitate awareness generation on gender issues and promote gender sensitive programs, policies, laws and schemes at District Level related to women and girl.
The Committee shall review the cases relating to crime against Women & girls registered by the Police Department at the District Level
The Committee shall monitor the functioning of the One Stop Crisis Centre at the district level.
Any other item as directed by the State Level Executive Body or any other Safety and Security gender issues at the district level.
Frequency of meetings:
The District Level Gender Resource Centre shall meet at least once in a month without fail.
Gender Resource Cell:
For the implementation of the directions/suggestions of the above committees and any other issues related to Safety and Security of Women and other gender related issues, a cell is constituted in the office of the WD&CW office called the Gender Resource Cell. This cell will be headed by the Director WCD, who will be the Ex- officer Director of the Gender Resource Cell.
Initially the Centre shall function from the O/o Director, Women Development & Child Welfare Department with the existing staff of the State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW).
- Download GO.No.5 Telangana State Gender Resource Centre Committees are Constitted
- Download the GO.No.6 Dr.Smt Poonam Malakondaiah, IAS, has appointed member of the said Committee as Chairperson for the Committee of Safety and Security of Girls and Women.