NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN (NCW)
11th January, 2023 POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
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- The National Commission for Women (NCW) organized a meeting with the Director Generals (DG) and Inspector Generals (IG) of Prisons to discuss the welfare of women inmates in prisons.
National Commission for Women (NCW):
- In 1992, the National Commission for Women was set up as a statutory body under the National Commission for Women Act, of 1990.
- The commission was set up to;
- Review the Constitutional and legal safeguards available for women.
- Recommend remedial legislative measures.
- Facilitate redressal of grievances.
- Advise the Government on all policy matters affecting women.
- The Commission comprises a Chairperson, a Member Secretary and five other members that are nominated by the Union Government.
- At least one member belongs to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively.
- The commission aims to support women to achieve equality and equal participation in all spheres of life by;
- Securing her due rights and entitlements through suitable policy formulation.
- Legislative measures.
- Effective enforcement of laws.
- Implementation of schemes/policies.