In the first meeting of the State Mission Authority for Empowerment of Women,on Wednesday,the UT Administration decided to work on several schemes to empower women from the economically weaner sections of society.
In the meeting,presided over by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil,it was decided that a database of women who require jobs and another database of those who want workers will be collected. It was further decided that committees will be set up at block levels to reach out to women and tell them about women empowerment schemes.
The officials of the UT Administration were directed to give two types of advertisements. One would be for women who want jobs and another would be for those who want their services including that of helpers in hospitals,schools and residences.
A database of the women who require jobs will then be prepared along with another database with the requirements of potential employers. Under the scheme,the women can then be gainfully employed and be facilitated through the employment exchange or through other organisations.
It was also opined that women could be trained as per the skills required.
Patil pointed out that a large number of women are trained in stitching. But the work of making uniforms for the police and schools is outsourced. Instead these women could be given the task and this would help them earn money, he said.
During the meeting,guidelines were also issued to set up bodies at district and block level within four months and then draft plans and ensure proper and effective implementation of the schemes.
The problems being faced by women and children in slums were also discussed. Dr Pam Rajput,members of National Mission for Empowerment of Women stated that young girls in slums feel unsafe. Some arrangements should be made for their security.
Patil directed SSP R S Ghumman to make arrangements for mobile police stations and if possible policemen in civvies should be deputed. Provision of safe drinking water in slums as well as playing arrangements for children will also be made.
Rashmi Singh,Executive Director of the National Mission of Empowerment of Women presented a detailed report regarding the welfare schemes for empowerment of women.
The initiative is part of a programme of the central government for convergence of welfare schemes for women from different departments.