The Central Government has been emphasising upon the need to impart training to First Class Judicial Magistrates/Metropolitan Magistrates to deal with cases under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005 through National/State Judicial Academies.
The PWDVA requires the appointment of Protection Officers, registration of Service Providers and notification of shelter homes and medical facilities. As reported, the States/UTs of Bihar, Haryana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Delhi have appointed Protection Officers with independent Charge.
A total no. of 3145 protection officers have been appointed by the States/UTs under the Act.
All the State Governments/UT Administrations are responsible for implementation of the PDWVA, 2005.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.