Rajnath announces pan-India single-number “112” for women’s safety

  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh  on December 1, 2018 announced a pan-India single-number “112” under an emergency mobile app for women’s safety. 
  • He said it will have a special women safety feature to get immediate assistance from police and volunteers. 
  • Launching the Emergency Response Support System, ERSS, in Nagaland, Mr Singh said a ‘SHOUT’ feature has been made available exclusively for women in the mobile app. It is connected to ERSS. 
  • Under the ERSS project, people will be able to receive immediate assistance from police, health and fire departments as well as from other agencies using number 112.
  • The ERSS has been integrated with police, fire, health and women helpline numbers to provide emergency services through the emergency number ‘112’. 
  • The app will assist the first responders in locating and tracking the woman in distress using GPS for effective response. 
  • The home minister said a country in which women are safe, is strong and no one can stop its development.  
  • Mr Singh said a dedicated Women’s Safety Division has been created in the Home Ministry and Fast Track Courts have also been established to deal with sexual assault  cases.

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