During a meeting on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said a proposal for setting up of an umbrella organization should be presented to resolve problems related to safety of women through a single window.
    
He said a two-day seminar on gender sensitization should be organized for police officials in which professors, psychiatrists, voluntary organization members and judges should be invited as speakers.
    
The Chief Secretary issued direction to ensure arrangements for martial art training to girls by coordinating with principals of schools and colleges. He said women helpline in districts should be upgraded to make them more effective.
    
Nodal officers should be nominated at the district level to monitor the action taken on the complaints lodged by women on the helplines, he said.
    
He said the hoardings should be installed at police stations, government offices and public places to create awareness regarding the helpline.
    
The Chief Secretary said the formal inauguration of ‘Report crime against women’ link on the website of the state police and mobile application ‘Safety of women in distress’ by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav should be organized at the earliest.
    
In the wake of forthcoming festivals, he said special vigil should be maintained.
    
In case of any untoward incident, if the official concerned fails to reach the spot and take necessary measures, stern action would be taken against him, he added.

(Agencies)

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