The National Commission For Women, Its Constitution, Powers And Functions

Author : Aakarsh Kamra

The National Commission for Women was set up as statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 ( Act No. 20 of 1990 of Govt. of India ) to review the Constitutional and legal safeguards for women; recommend remedial legislative measures, facilitate the redress of grievances and advise the Government on all policy matters affecting women .
The events that led to the establishment of the national commission for women ;

• The Committee on the Status of Women in India (CSWI) recommended nearly two decades ago, the setting up of a National Commission for women to fulfill the surveillance functions to facilitate redressal of grievances and to accelerate the socio-economic development of women.
• Successive Committees / Commissions / Plans including the National Perspective Plan for Women (1988-2000) recommended the constitution of an apex body for women.
• In the year 1990, the central government held consultations with NGOs, social workers and experts, regarding the structure, functions, powers etc. of the Commission proposed to be set up. Continue reading “The National Commission For Women, Its Constitution, Powers And Functions”