Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India has requested to establish the Committee on Safety of Women in the State to regularly monitor implementation of the administrative measures and report the same to the Ministry on the 10th and 25th day of every month to tackle the menace of sexual crimes against women in the backdrop of the horrific rape incident in Delhi in December, 2012.
Government of Andhra Pradesh after careful consideration, it is hereby constitute a Committee on Safety of Women with the following officials:
1) Principal Secretary, TR & B Department ——– Chairman
2) Principal Secretary, Women and Child Welfare ——— Member
3) Principal Secretary, Home Department ——– Member
4) Vice Chairman & Managing Director, APSRTC ——– Member
5) Additional Director General of Police (Road Safety) ——- Member
6) Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad/Additional
Commissioner, Traffic, Hyderabad ———- Member
7) Commissioner, Transport Department ———– Member Convener
The above Committee will regularly monitor implementation of the administrative measures recommended by the Government of India, which is appended to this Order, and report the same to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India on the 10th and 25th day of every month to tackle the menace of sexual crimes against women in the State under intimation to the Government.
ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES TO TACKLE SEXUAL CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN
1) Necessary to debar owners of vehicles involved in repeat offences from retaining existing permits/obtaining any fresh permits for plying public transport vehicles and for impounding of vehicles involved in repeat offences.
2) The state of Andhra Pradesh may consider taking similar appropriate measures on par with the revised permit conditions of Government of Delhi, which are effective from 01/03/2013.
3) Review provisions of Rule 100(2) of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 relating to visual light transmission (VLT) of safety glasses and suggest measures with respect to use and type of curtains in deluxe buses taking into account the need for passenger comfort and the visibility required for security purposes.
4) The particulars of the bus owner/drivers and details of permit and license shall be prominently displayed in the buses, both inside and outside, at places where it is prominently visible in easily readable fonts.
5) Provision of Section 84 (g) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 requires that “the name and address of the operator shall be painted or otherwise firmly affixed to every vehicle to which the permit relates on the exterior of the body of that vehicle on both sides thereof in a color or colors vividly contrasting to the color of the vehicle centered as high as practicable below the window line in bold letters.” This mentioned provision of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 may be strictly enforced.
6) A programme should be undertaken for encouraging more women driven buses/taxis.
7) Use of GPS devices in all public transport vehicles is necessary along with setting up of a control room to monitor movement of buses.
8) Rigorous enforcement of the rule relating to VLT as directed by the Supreme
Court of India in their judgment dated: 27/04/2012 in Civil Writ Petition No.265 of 2011- Avinash Goenka Vs. Government of India and Anr. and vide subsequent Order dated: 03/08/2013 on the interlocutory applications in the above mentioned petition.
Establishment of a credible and effective monitoring mechanism to ensure that there is effective implementation of the above measures.
G.O.Ms.No. 27 Dated: 18/04/2013.Read the following:
1) From Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, New Delhi, D.O.No.RT-11036/95/2012, MV2, dated: 14/02/2013.
2) From the Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Note, Dt: 28/02/2013.