International Women's Day 2021: AP Govt Announces Special Holiday For Female Police Personnel

 - Sakshi Post

International Women's Day celebrations to be held on grand note.

AMARAVATI:  The State Government has decided to celebrate the International Women’s Day on a grand note and has taken key decisions for the safety, welfare and empowerment of women.

During the review meeting held at camp office here on Thursday, it is decided that on the eve of International Women’s Day, the State Government will organize a candle rally across the state on March 7 and felicitate two women constables from each wing.

The State government also decided to announce a special day off for all women working in the police department marking international women’s day on March 8. The State Government will set up 2000 stands with QR code for easy download of Disha app.

Short film competitions will be conducted on women's safety and empowerment.

The State Government will provide a 10 percent discount on purchase of mobile phones at selected shopping malls on IWD to women who download the Disha app.

The State Government will organize an annual health checkup for Anganwadi employees.

The Chief Minister has agreed to give additional five casual leaves to female employees.

The Government announced Rs 5 lakh on behalf of the Government to the Non-Gazetted Women Employees Union.

An MOU would be made among SERP, MEPMA and Hindustan Lever to ensure sanitary pads are made available in YSR Cheyutha shops at more affordable price compared to open market.

The State Government will lay special focus on training of girls of Plus-1 and Plus-2 to prepare for competitive exams.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to set up hoardings with details of Disha initiatives for publicity in junior colleges and other higher educational institutions and said that Disha initiatives should be publicized vigorously.

Women and Child Welfare Minister Thaneti Vanitha, DGP Gautam Sawang, Higher Education Special Chief Secretary Satish Chandra, Municipal and Urban Development Principal Secretary Y Srilakshmi, Women and Child Welfare Principal Secretary AR Anuradha, Medical & Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development Principal Secretary Gopalakrishna Dwivedi, GAD Principal Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Home department Principal Secretary Kumar Vishwajeet, DIG (Technical Services) G Palaraju, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, Finance Secretary Kartikeya Mishra, BC Welfare Director B Rama Rao, Disha Special Officer Deepika Patil, MEPMA MD V Vijayalakshmi and other officials were present.

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