Chandigarh, March 31: The Department of social welfare, Chandigarh administration today launched one of its kind Women Employment Web Portal in the city by the name of Mahila Rozgar, (www.mahilarozgar.com) an initiative that would go a long way in meeting the aspirations of millions of women residents of Chandigarh. The portal was launched by the Honorable Adviser to The Administrator, Vijay Dev, IAS, at a function organized by Department Of Social Welfare at UT Guest House to formally Launch The Web Portal in the presence of Secretary Social Welfare, V Lalramthenga IAS, Director Social welfare, Tilak Raj,HCS and Senior Officials Of Departments of Chandigarh administration.
Chandigarh has a large population of educated youth and women form the majority of them. This portal will provide them an unique opportunity to register themselves and seek prospects ike never before. Also With the number of youth joining the India workforce increasing in the next ten years, the portal will ensure good job opportunities just a click away.
The web portal, Mahila Rozgar has been desgined and developed by Beta Soft Systems pvt Ltd headed by Ashwin Das, Managing Director, BSS.
The portal will provide platform exclusively for women who are residents of U.T. The website has been conceived through the efforts of State Resource Centre For Women (SRCW) and District Convergence And Facilitation Centre (DCFC) which are the units of Chandigarh Child & Women Development Corporation, (CCWDC) an undertaking of Department of social welfare working for the empowerment of of women under mission Poorna Shakti.
The web portal aims to act as a link between women residents of Chandigarh seeking employment in organized and unorganized sector and prospective employers and provide a strategy and policy framework for providing employment to women. It will directly provide a platform for women to register them and seek employment. Also the employment providers will be able to register themselves and seek candidates for the available jobs easily. The portal will also help in convergence with various departments/ organizations working directly or indirectly and to facilitate women to get gainful employment. The website is unique in its structure will a user friendly interface, significantly enhanced features and a better user experience for candidates and recruiters both.
Taking the safety of women in Chandigarh to a more secure level, Chandigarh Police has now launched a mobile app for women. This application which can be installed on a mobile phone will help a woman send panic signal to Chandigarh Police as well as 3 of her contacts whenever she needs help. These signals can be sent just with the click of a button or by shaking the phone in a specific manner. Chandigarh Police has named this app “Raksha”. Kirron Kher, the member of Parliament from Chandigarh launched this app at the Traffic Police Lines yesterday.
How to install the app?
This women safety app known as ‘Raksha’ is available on Google Play Store and can be easily installed on any Android device. Go through the below steps to know how to install the app:
1. Go to Google Play Store on your Android Device.
2. Type “Smart 24×7″ in the search bar to search the app.
Smart 24×7 women safety app
3. Click on the above icon in the search results.
4. This will take you to the app page. Here is a screenshot of the official app for your reference.
Screenshot of women safety police app
5. Click on the “Install” button to install the app on your phone and then go through the instructions to register.
How the woman safety app works?
A woman who needs help at any location in Chandigarh can do so by pressing the Panic button in the app. This will send an alert to the nearest police control room as well as 3 other numbers saved by the woman in the app. PCR gypsies in Chandigarh will be equipped with tablets to receive the alert. The location of the woman will be automatically sent along with the alert message.
If a woman is not able to open the app and press the Panic button, then there are other options as well. Alert can be sent by shaking the phone 5 times or by pressing the power button 5 times. Misuse of the app accounts for Police Action.
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Chandigarh, a city known for its beauty has made headlines for having the largest number of women conductors in India. Chandigarh Transport Authority (CTU), the body which governs local buses in the Union Territory had recently recruited 72 female conductors for its fleet. As of now, these women have completed their training and are now serving on various local routes.
New Delhi, the capital city of India seems to be following Chandigarh for this initiative. It has 50 women conductors in its fleet.
That’s not all. Chandigarh became the 3rd state/UT in India to recruit women conductors just after Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. This step has definitely enhanced the safety of women in public transport. For the beginning, CTU officials have deployed female conductors on routes which have more women passengers. There are 9 special buses in CTU fleet which are meant only for females. Women conductors have been deployed on all of these 9 buses.
These 72 women conductors of Chandigarh have not just made headlines in India but have also been appreciated across the globe.