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WCD Ministry approves 3 new proposals for expenditure under Nirbhaya Fund

WCD Ministry approves 3 new proposals for expenditure under Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi, Nov 16 (UNI) The Empowered Committee of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund, on Friday approved three major proposals for expenditure -- 1023 Fast Track Special Courts to dispose off cases of rape, POCSO Act; procurement of forensic kits for sexual assault cases and video surveillance system for Konkan Railway Corp at 50 Railway Stations.

The Committee said Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice proposal will set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) to dispose off pending cases of rape, and POCSO Act across the country.

The project has a total financial implication of Rs 767.25 crore. In the First phase, 777 FTSCs may be set up in nine states and in second phase, 246 FTSCs will be set up.

The second proposal approved by the Committee, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Women and Child Development Ministry, was of Ministry of Home Affairs for procurement of forensic kits for sexual assault cases.

This will kickstart usage of such kits in States/UTs through TOTs (Training of Trainers), capacity building/training for forensics in sexual assault cases and strengthening of State FSLs under Nirbhaya Fund with a total financial implication of Rs 107.19 crore, which was approved today.

The Proposal from Konkan Railway Corporation Limited for setting up video surveillance system at 50 Railway Stations with a total Project cost of Rs 17.64 crore was also approved by the Committee.

The system will be utilised for surveillance hardware and accessories, local connectivity equipment and power supply devices

Also, in-principle approval was given to the proposal, from Ministry of Road Transport and highways, of C-DAC for customisation, deployment and management of state wise vehicle tracking platform for safety and enforcement with AIS 140 specification, according to official statement here.



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