Know About The National Commission for Women (NCW)



About NCW


The National Commission for Women (NCW) is a statutory body of the Government of India, generally concerned with advising the government on all policy matters affecting women.
It was established in January 1992, as defined in the 1990 National Commission for Women Act.
The first head of the commission was Jayanti Patnaik. As of 2017, Rekha Sharmais the chairperson now.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The Committee on the Status of Women in India (CSWI ) recommended nearly two decades ago, the setting up of a National Commission for women to full fill the surveillance functions to facilitate redressal of grievances and to accelerate the socio-economic development of women.
·        Successive Committees / Commissions / Plans including the National Perspective Plan for Women (1988-2000) recommended the constitution of an apex body for women.
·        During 1990, the central government held consultations with NGOs, social workers and experts, regarding the structure, functions, powers etc. of the Commission proposed to be set up.
·        In May 1990, the Bill was introduced in the Lok-Sabha.
·        In July 1990, the HRD Ministry organized a National Level Conference to elicit suggestions regarding the Bill. In August 1990 the government moved several amendments and introduced new provisions to vest the commission with the power of a civil court.
·        The Bill was passed and received accent of the President on 30th August 1990.
Objective of NCW
The objective of the National Commission for Women is to represent the rights of women in India and to provide a voice for their issues and concerns.
The subjects of their campaigns have included dowry, politics, religion, equal representation for women in jobs, and the exploitation of women for labour. They have also discussed police abuses against women.

The commission regularly publishes a monthly newsletter, Rashtra Mahila, in both Hindi and English
Complaints taken online & can check the status about your complaint.
Complaints: Click here it takes you to official website and Know more about it visit official website: click here.
Reference: Wikipedia, NCW official website.

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