National Commission for Women (NCW)
Part of: Prelims and GS-II Issues related to women
Context: 30th Foundation Day of National Commission for Women (NCW) was recently observed.
- In light of evolving needs of women in the country, it was emphasised that NCW’s scope must be broadened.
About National Commission for Women (NCW)
- Under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990, the NCW was set up as a statutory body in January 1992.
- The commission consists of a chairperson, a member secretary and five other members. The chairperson of the NCW is nominated by the Central Government.
- Its mission is to strive towards enabling 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, etc.
- Its functions are to:
- Review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women.
- Recommend remedial legislative measures.
- Facilitate redressal of grievances.
- Advise the Government on all policy matters affecting women.
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