Delhi HC to Centre: Can Nirbhaya fund be used for tracing missing children
ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 21:24 IST
The High Court asked the Centre to reply on the issue within two weeks.
The High court further asked that why the Delhi police does not have facial recognition software to trace kidnapped and missing children.
Across the country, 30% of the children remained untraceable but in Delhi - the number was the highest - 63%.
Rs. 3100 crore was collected in the Nirbhaya fund since 2013 to 2014 financial year and Rs. 2209 crore was sanctioned for projects regarding women's safety in 2014 to 2015.
Twenty-two projects were also sanctioned after recommendation by the empowered committee.
Following the 2012 brutal gang rape, Nirbhaya Fund was announced by the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the 2013 budget speech, with Government contribution of Rs. 1000 crores for empowerment, safety and security of women and girl children. (ANI)