National Helpline Against Atrocities – UPSC Prelims

National Helpline Against Atrocities (NHAA):
  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched a National Helpline Against Atrocities(NHAA) – 14566.
  • The helpline has been launched to generate awareness about the various provisions of the Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Act,1989 and the Protection of Civil Right (PCR) Act,1955 that are aimed at ending discrimination and providing protection to all.
  • The Helpline is available on toll-free number “14566” across the country in Hindi, English and regional language of the State/UTs.
  • Mandate: The helpline will ensure that every complaint is registered as FIRs, relief is provided, all registered complaints are investigated, and all chargesheets filed are prosecuted in the Courts for decision – all within the given timelines in the Act.
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