New Delhi, April 1: In order to link between police and community to help distressed women ‘Mahila Police Volunteers’ MPVs will be allotted in States and Union Territories. An MPV will play the role of community police and will report any incidence of violence against women such as domestic violence, child marriage, dowry, harassment and any other form of violence faced by women in public and private places.Mahila Police Volunteers MPVs would be mainly allotted in two villages namely Karnal and Mohindergarh under Nirbhaya Fund. An amount of Rs.75,81,600/- has been sanctioned on 21st March, 2017 to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for implementation of Mahila Police Volunteers (MPVs) in two districts namely Anantapur and Kadapa.
Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned an amount of Rs.77,51,520/- on 2nd August, 2016 to the Government of Haryana as grants-in-aid for implementation of Mahila Police Volunteers. All Chief Secretaries of States/UTs were requested to adopt this initiative in their respective States.
The Mahila Police is required to mobilize community to form Mahila and Shishu Rakshak Dals (MASRD) to act as community watch groups. A Training module for Mahila Police Volunteers has been created to train and orient them to act as a facilitating link between police and community and facilitate women in distress. The Ministry has also developed and released a video spot on Mahila Police Volunteer to create mass awareness.