Coordination to effectuate a multi agency response

  • No School
  • AA 1
  • 34

This preview shows page 17 - 19 out of 34 pages.

Coordination to effectuate a multi-agency response system, monitoring and evaluation of the law has also not taken place owing to the same budgetary issues. Few other gaps are Lack of adequate mechanism (like POs and Sps) for proper implementation and Denial of access to justice for women. n UTs have notified SPs under the Act and even that number is inadequate n No clear guidelines exist for enlisting of SPs, defining their roles, engagement with other stakeholders etc n SPs lack adequate infrastructure to carry out their duties n Inspite of a limited timeframe under the statute within which cases are to be disposed off, the actual time taken for an application under the PWDVA to be disposed off takes much longer Out of 33 states and UTs, only 15 states and Lack of Adequate Mechanism- Service Providers and Lack of Immediate Relief to Women Lack of Adequate Mechanism- Protection Officers and Lack of Access to Justice for Vulnerable Women n POs have been appointed in 7 states and that too in inadequate numbers. n Existing officials in the government machinery (like ICDS CDPOs, welfare officers, probation officers, Dowry Prohibition Officers, Child Marriage Prohibition Officers etc) have been given additional charge as POs n POs are overburdened, under-skilled without adequate infrastructure or sufficient funds to carry out their duties n Several vulnerable sections of women, such as lesbians, bisexual and transgender etc, are unable to use the law n No special provision in the law for disabled women only Handbook for Parliamentarians 16
Image of page 17
The Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) In 2012, The National Commission for Women (NCW) and a committee of representatives from civil society released a draft Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) to remove inter-state and inter-district disparities in implementation of the law. It estimated a realistic annual Union Budget of Rs. 1158 crores for the implementation of the Act. Elements of this scheme have been taken up by the Union Government but this action remains largely symbolic due to low budgetary allocations. The draft scheme lays down an elaborate mechanism for the implementation of the scheme. It envisages the creation of the unit of the Protection Officer as a single window where multiple needs of the aggrieved women will be met. For the unit of the PO to be accessible to women, it lays down the location of the unit in all the three tiers of administration. POs must be provided: 1. infrastructural support; 2. computer; 3. vehicle/budget for transport; and 4. two separate rooms to house each PO. The draft also envisages creation of Coordination Committees at the three levels of administration. Finally, at the national level, the draft scheme creates a PWDVA Council which will be the sole authority for monitoring the implementation of the scheme under PWDVA. This will be an advisory body whose task is to annually review the state reports on effective implementation of PWDVA and take necessary action to ensure that gaps in implementation are fulfilled.
Image of page 18
Image of page 19

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 34 pages?

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors