Women Cell , Pathanamthitta
District women cell started functioning from 01.08.96 1996 as per PHQ circular No. 11/96 (No. 5(a) 30477/96) and D.O No. 303/96 N dated 01.08.16 under direct supervision of Deputy supdt. Of Police, Crime Detachment, Pathanamthitta. It started functioning exclusively to attend the petitions of atrocities on women. The office of Women Cell is now accommodated on ground floor of Pathanamthitta District Police office. This is mainly for giving safety and protection of women and children and finding better solution of family problems by counseling and discussion.
Jurisdiction And Strength
This Women Cell Unit has jurisdiction through out the Pathanamthitta Police District. The sanctioned strength of Women Cell, Pathanamthitta is WCI-1,WSI-2,WSCPO-1,WCPO 2
Activities of women cell Pathanamthitta
Monitoring Atrocities Against Women
Whenever a women atrocity case is registered in a police station, Inspector of Women Cell, Pathanamthitta will monitor the case, where women is a victim . Inspector of Women Cell records the statement of women and children in women victim cases.
A redressal committee has been formed at Women cell, Pathanamthitta for the protection of women employees from sexual harassment at work places.Committee has been conducted monthly, headed by Inspector of Police,Women Cell, Pathanamthitta.Representatives of District Police Office staff and police personnels of women cell, Pat are the members in this committe. A report in this regard has been submitted to District police Chief Pathanamthitta.
Vanitha Help Line, Pathanamthitta
As per GO (Rt) No.230/2009/Home dated 22/01/2009 Vanitha Help Line started functioning in Pathanamthitta under the control of Women Cell .
Other Duties Performed By Women Cell Pathanamthitta
- Visiting of SC/ST Colonies.
- Conduct awareness classes for women and children.
- Shadow patrolling.
- Point duty
- Women reception desk
Type of Petitions received at Women Cell
- Harassment from relatives of wife or husband.
- Desertion of husband.
- Threatening by accused after getting bail.
- Dowry Cases
- Harassment of women by neighbors
- Eve Teasing
- Kidnaping /Man missing