Context: The Hon’ble President of India will address the 31st Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women in Delhi on January 31st, 2023. The theme of the programme is ‘Sashakt Nari Sashakt Bharat’ aimed at acknowledging and celebrating the stories of women who have excelled and paved their journey to leave a mark.
About National Commission for Women:
- The National Commission for Women was set up as a statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990.
- National Commission for Women (NCW) is entrusted with-
- Reviewing the Constitutional and Legal safeguards for women;
- Recommending remedial legislative measures;
- Facilitating redressal of grievances and
- Advising the Government on all policy matters affecting women.
- Membership: Members of the NCW include-
- A Chairperson, committed to the cause of women, to be nominated by the Central Government.
- Five members to be nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons of ability, integrity and standing who have had experience in law or legislation, trade unionism, management of an industry potential of women, women’s voluntary organizations (including women activist), administration, economic development, health, education or social welfare;
- A Member-Secretary to be nominated by the Central Government
- NCW is responsible for investigating and examining all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution and other laws.
- NCW presents its reports to the Central Government, annually and at such other times as the Commission may deem fit, reports upon the working of those safeguards.
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