According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the task force will “review the action taken by the police and the Delhi government regarding safety issues of women”.
Earlier, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had announced the decision to set up a special task force in his statement in Parliament. The task force will also take into consideration the suggestions made by MPs during the discussion on the issue.
It has also been decided that the Union Home Secretary will review the gangrape-and-murder case every fortnight with Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar and special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan.
Besides the Delhi Police Commissioner, the task force includes two other senior Delhi Police officials — Special CP (Traffic) Sudhir Yadav and Special CP (Law & Order) Dharmendra Kumar.
There are five officials from the Delhi government — Chief Secretary D M Spolia, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Barkha Singh, NDMC chairperson Archna Arora, Transport Commissioner Rajendra Kumar and Excise Commissioner A K Singh, and three from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) — East Delhi Municipal Corporation Commissioner S S Yadav, North Delhi Municipal Corporation Commissioner P K Gupta and South Delhi Municipal Corporation Commissioner Manish Gupta.
Besides the Union Home Secretary, the only other official from the Centre in the task force is Joint Secretary (UT) K K Pathak.
Following the gangrape, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had demanded that the Delhi Police should be brought under her.
The government on Tuesday also invited complaints and suggestions to the Justice (retd) Usha Mehra commission of inquiry, set up to probe “various aspects” and “identify lapses” on the part of the police or other authorities in the case.
Isn't the TASK FORCE required all over the country and not just Delhi? Infact Delhi is the most protected with all the big politicians living there. The rest of the country is not protected. And why are the women and child molestations happening in the rest of the country not getting the same publicity as this case in Delhi? Are they less important?
On Dec 16th 2012, a 6-member commitee has put up for demonstration, the functioning of Delhi police for the whole world to see. What else do we want?
Does none in the business of appointing members of such committees realize that those under whose watch such crimes could occur unchecked have no imagination to check those crimes, or else would they have not done so earlier? And if they knew what to do but still did not, are they not guilty of dereliction of duty? The government is again fooling the people by appointing existing officials to the committee that will never succeed in providing any actionable solution.
The survey speak of regular attacks and it seems that no proper actions were taken and the poor helpless victimes were at the receivig end dated Wednesday Janauary 02nd 2013 Time 0515Hrs ist