Crisis centre for victims of sexual assault,domestic violence

The Haryana government will soon create a “One Stop Crisis Centre” (OSCC) in civil hospitals to provide medical facility,legal aid,police services and counselling under one room to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 16, 2014 1:29 pm

The Haryana government will soon create a “One Stop Crisis Centre” (OSCC) in civil hospitals to provide medical facility,legal aid,police services and counselling under one room to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

While the Department of Women and Child Development will implement the scheme,the other participating departments will include health,home and police. The scheme will be 100 per cent funded by the Centre and for first year,the budget for one such centre will be over Rs 34.17 lakh.

The OSCC will be set up in Faridabad and Gurgaon,as these cities have population of more than five lakh.

The decision was taken by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday.

During the meeting,Hooda emphasised that focus should be laid on access to facilities for women in areas of health,drinking water,sanitation and hygiene and higher and professional education for girls or women among others.

Haryana transport department launches Online services

The Haryana government has launched a bunch of new online services to bringing more transparency in the functioning of transport department. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday launched http://www.haryanatransport.gov.in,an e-payment gateway and a SMS facility of the regulatory wing of the department.

The website will have services for citizens as well as for enforcement agencies. Services for citizens will include e-payment of road tax,search of vehicle detail by registration number,procedure of getting learner licenses and driving licenses (regular) among others.

It would also provide services like information on road safety,telephone directory of the department,citizen charter and motor vehicle related acts and rules. “With the launch of the web portal,people will not have to visit the registering or licenses offices anymore,as they would be able to avail the services even while being at home,” said Hardeep Kumar,Principal Secretary (Transport).

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