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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.

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