APSCW appealed to the DCM Chowna Mein to check growing rise of crime against women in capital and install CCTV at all the prime locations in the twin capital cities.
The members of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW), headed by its Chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi called on Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein at his official residence at Itanagar on Sunday.
Other commission members present were Heyomai Towsik (Vice Chairperson), Hoksum Ori, Likha Joya and Techi Hunmai. Its Member Secretary, Yame Higio was also present.
Congratulating Mein on resuming the post of Deputy Chief Minister, the members exuded hope that women-sensitive issues and welfare measures would be taken up by the government and readdress the various issues and challenges confronting the commission.
While highlighting on various issues related to women and children in the state, the commission reiterated the necessity to enact laws for compulsory registrations of marriages.
There is continuous rise of crime against women and domestic violence in the state. To check growing rise of crime against women in capital, the commission suggested for installing CCTV at all the prime locations in the twin capital cities.
The Chairperson said the Commission itself is independent and functions in a quasi-judicial capacity, having the powers of a civil court in matters relating to evidence. Therefore, most complaints and cases that comes to the Commission are related to marriages and domestic violence. She urged the government to formulate feasible act to tackle the situation.
They also expressed grave concern over the continuous rise of menace of drug-addiction amongst the youths of the state. They said that the commission had raised the issue to Chief Minister Pema Khandu recently where they have requested him to keep provisions in the budget for establishment of drug rehabilitation centres and juvenile observation homes with proper facilities and manpower in the state.
The Commission discussed on 33% reservation in jobs and assembly for womenfolk of the state, which if materializes they said would be one of the greatest achievements of the Pema led government.
The members demanded for the immediate need of setting up of permanent office building, creation of regular post for the office of the Commission to work efficiently and deliver justice to needy women besides also drawing the attention of Deputy Chief Minister towards creation for independent plan head of commission and special loan provisions with subsidy to women entrepreneurs of the state.
The commission also expressed joy and thanked the government for extending the maternity leave and child care leave benefits to women contingency and contractual employees of the state government.
The Deputy Chief Minister while acknowledging the proactive role played by the commission assured to look into their demands placed before him and also assured to resolve all in phased manner after discussion and consultation with the Chief Minister and cabinet colleagues.