Pub pen, webdesk: Anganwadi and Asha workers may be included as protection assistants under the Domestic Violence Act. The Supreme Court, the country’s highest court, has given such advice The Supreme Court, while hearing an application for the appointment of a Protection Officer (PO) under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, said on Monday that it was not enough to appoint only POs but also to appoint their assistants.
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) is taking steps to appoint security assistants in each district. It is mandatory to have a security officer by law. But they need helpers That is why ‘NALSA’ is taking such steps in every district The court said the system would be stronger and more integrated with the appointment of a security assistant The bench comprising Justices UU Lalit, S Rabindra Bhat and PS Narasimha suggested that Anganwari and Asha workers could be included as security assistants. Because they are already working with people in certain areas Especially for bereaved women in rural areas, they are ‘close people’