Women Safety Division

MHA has set up a new ‘Women Safety Division’ on May 28, 2018 to strengthen measures for safety of women in the country and instill greater sense of security in them through speedy and effective administration of justice in a holistic manner and by providing a safer environment for women. The new Division is responsible for policy formulation, planning, coordinating, formulating and implementing projects/schemes to assist States/Union Territories to achieve this objective, as also prison reforms, anti human trafficking and related subjects. This, inter-alia, includes increased use of IT and technology in criminal justice system and enabling a supportive eco-system for forensic sciences and crime & criminal records.

The subject matters dealt in the Women Safety Division include:

  • Coordination and implementation of projects being undertaken in MHA for enhancement of safety of women in the country (Emergency Response Support System, Safe City projects etc);
  • IT interventions for increasing efficiency in delivery of criminal justice (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems-CCTNS, Inter-operable Criminal Justice System-ICJS, Investigations Tracking System for Sexual Offences-ITSSO, National Database on Sexual Offenders-NDSO etc);
  • All matters relating to Directorate of Forensic Science Services and its affiliated Central Forensic Science Laboratories, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences and administrative and financial matters relating to Central Forensic Science Laboratory of CBI;
  • Crime statistics;
  • All matters relating to National Crime Records Bureau;
  • Crimes against women and children, members of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, elderly persons and other vulnerable groups, but excluding crime against minorities;
  • All matters relating to Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants; and the two protocols of United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNCTOC) namely, the ‘Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children’ and the ‘Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air’, excluding legislative, rehabilitation, welfare and other promotional aspects specifically dealt with by the Ministry of Women and Child Development;
  • All matters relating to Prison Reforms, Correctional Administration, Prisons/Prisoners legislation, Identification of Prisoners/Convicted and Suspected persons legislation, Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003, Transfer of Sentenced Persons agreements and matters related thereto.
  • Poisons Act, 1919.

Organizational Chart

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Women Safety

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Crime against Women

1Crime against WomenClick Here

Crime against Children

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Acid Attack

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Schedule Caste / Schedule Tribe / Elderly

1Schedule Caste / Schedule Tribe / ElderlyClick Here


1ForensicsClick Here


1CCTNSClick Here

ERSS (Previously non as NERS)

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SR-NoTitleDownload/LinkDate of Issue
1Operationalization of Women Help desks and Anti Human Trafficking Units Management SystemDownload (2.22 MB) pdf25 Jan 2021
2Advisory dated 29.07.2020 on Guidelines and SOP for preventing and combating crimes against weaker sections of the society including women, children and Scheduled Castes/TribesDownload (950.55 KB) PDF03 Aug 2020
3The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities)Amedment Act,2015Download (1.37 MB) pdf23 May 2016
4Advisory on no discrimination in compulsory registration of FIRs.Download (905.14 KB) pdf12 Oct 2015
5Advisory on Compulsory Registration of FIR u/s 154 Cr. P.C. when the information makes out a cognizable offence.Download (64.06 KB) pdf05 Feb 2014
6Advisory on Protection of Life and Property of Senior CitizensDownload (103.99 KB) pdf30 Aug 2013
7Advisory on Registration of FIR irrespective of territorial jurisdiction and Zero FIR.Download (52.61 KB) pdf10 May 2013
8Advisory on Crime against Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes – Measures needed to curbDownload (32.51 KB) pdf01 Apr 2010
9Advisory on implementation of PCR ActClick Here03 Feb 2005

NFSU (National Forensic Sciences University)

SR-NoTitleDownload/LinkDate of Issue
1Rules-Board of Governors, National Forensic Sciences UniversityDownload (1.62 MB) pdf11 Jan 2021
2National Forensic Sciences University, Act, 2020Download (344.67 KB) pdf05 Oct 2020
3Notification of Commencement of NFSU Act, 2020Download (908.81 KB) pdf05 Oct 2020
4Appointment of Dr. J. M. Vyas as the Vice Chancellor of the National Forensic Sciences UniversityDownload (798.23 KB) pdf05 Oct 2020


SR-NoTitleDownload/LinkDate of Issue
1Advisory on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020-regDownload (86.22 KB) pdf22 Jan 2021