National commission for women 20 tireless years of women empowerment by vvr ias
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National Commission for Women: 20 Tireless Years of Women Empowerment • Constituted on 31st January 1992, the apex national organisation NCW was formed with the purpose of safeguarding the interests of women in India.Structure and functionThe NCW comprises of one chairperson, one member secretary and five nonofficial members in the commission. The function is divided into four cells, which areComplaint & Investigation Cell, Legal Cell, NRI Cell, and Research & Study Cell.Among these, the Complaints & Investigation Cell is the core unit of the commission. Ittaken into account oral / written / newspaper reports and initiates suo-moto cognizance ofcases.The Chairperson, Members and other officials visit various places such as jails, hospitalsetc to know the plight of women prisoners and patients and then recommend to theconcerned authority for the redressal of the same.The commission was given the status of national level Agency in 2009 to receive andprocess all complaints from India and abroad. Its NRI cell was established on September24, 2009 because of the increase in cases related to Indian women deserted by NRIhusbands.20 Years - Landmark AchievementsIn the past 20 years, NCW has been continuously working towards empowering womenand assisting them to achieve equality in all spheres of life. It is helping women insecuring her due rights and entitlements through various policy formations andsuggesting various amendments in the law.Some of them can be listed as follows:a) Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act 2005.b) Indecent Representationc) Workplace Bill 2010, for prohibition of harassment at workplaces.d) Domestic Workers Welfare and Social Security Act 2010.e) Amendments Proposed on 125 Cr PC regarding Maintenance.f) Introduction of "Save Home, Save Family" project with Delhi Police to providecounseling to women in distress.g) MoU has been signed with UNIFEM in January 2010 for prevention of humantrafficking.h) Prevention of Crimes in the Name of Honor and Traditional Bill, 2010.i) Scheme for Relief and Rehabilitation to Victims of Acid Attack.
j) Proposal Central Sponsored Scheme for providing matching assistance to StateGovernments to appoint independent Protection Officers with supporting staff foreffective implementation of "Protection of Women from Domestic Violence, 2005.Importance from Examination point of view:i) Essayii) Short Notes - NCWiii) Functions of NCW in Women Empowermentiv) 2009 Paper - I (Q. 6 - a): What are your views on the features & implementation ofthe Domestic Violence Act 2005.Copyright © www.vvrias.com ::: ADMISSION OPEN :::GS / CSAT Complete Intensive Main cum PT Regular & Weekend Batches Begin From 28th September, 2012.Public Administration (Foundation Course) Under the Guidance of Srikant Bhagat. (Director, Royal IAS) Sociology (Foundation Course) Under the Guidance of P.K. Pandey. (Director, Daksh IAS) Batches Begin From Last Week of September 2012