Telangana will be the first state to have a user friendly web and mobile application for women. Women will be able to register complaints of sexual harassment and will also be able to check the status of their complaints. The software named — Telangana She Box — will be helpful to literate as well as semi-literate women and girls.

 

According to senior officials from the welfare of women and child department, any women facing harassment in their workspace can file a complaint via this portal — through the App and website.

An official from the welfare of women and child department explained:  “Once a complaint is submitted either on the web or mobile app, it will be directly sent to the authority concerned to take the case forward and come out with a suitable action.”

The portal which is expected to be launched shortly will have separate windows to register the views of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC’s) and the Local Complaints Committee (LCC’s).

The portal which is expected to be launched shortly will have separate windows to register the views of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC’s) and the Local Complaints Committee (LCC’s). So that officials will be able to keep track of the complaints received from people working in companies and private entities and know of the progress made.

Along with the launch of the mobile application, people can register complaints online as well. A person can create an account by using their phone number. As soon as the account is created the aggrieved party can fill up the complaint form. The complaint will then be sent to to the respective ICC or LCC in the organisation where the complainant works.

Along with the launch of the mobile application, people can register complaints online as well. A person can create an account by using their phone number.

This is a significant step, because until now there was no way of keeping track of the reports of the LCC’s and ICC.

“Registration of ICCs in the web portal will be made mandatory in all government and non-government entities.” The principal secretary of the women and child welfare department, M Jagadeeswar said, TOI reported.

If the companies do not set up ICC’s as per requirements of the Act, they will be penalised.

Other Indian states that are ensuring safety for women:

  • Gujarat launched a women safety App called — Abhayam. Special police staff has been assigned specifically for this App. A helpline number -181- has also been shared with everyone. As of February 1, four lakh people have been helped via this App.
  • On January 23, Maharashtra’s cabinet has approved the Nirbhaya scheme, which will increase the number of CCTV cameras. SOS hotspots will be introduced as well.
  • Kerala and Punjab have both initiated helpline numbers.

These are the work of a few states, there are many other states and private organisations that are doing everything that can to ensure the safety of women.

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Kavya Shah is an intern at SheThePeople.Tv

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