National Commission for Women

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National Commission for Women



  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed 30thNational Commission for Women Foundation Day programme today via video conference.
  • The theme of the Programme  ‘She The Change Maker’ is aimed at celebrating the achievements of women in different fields.
  • The State Commissions for Women, Department of Women and Child Development in State Governments, University and College teaching faculty and students, voluntary organisations, women entrepreneurs and business associations were present.


  • The National Commission for Women was set up in 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990.
  • This body was established to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women.
  • It recommends the remedial legislative measures, facilitates redressal of grievances and advises the government on all policy matters affecting women.
  • It enjoys all the powers of a civil court.
  • The Commission must consist of a minimum number of members which includes a chairperson, a member secretary, and the other five members.
  • The central government should nominate the chairperson.
Five members:
  • The five members are also to be nominated by the central government from amongst the person of ability, integrity, and standing.
  • They should possess experience in various fields like law or legislation, trade unionism, management of industry potential of women, women’s voluntary organization, education, administration, economic development, and social good-being.
Member Secretary:
  • The Central Government also nominates member secretary.
  • He/ she should be either an expert in the field of management, an organization, or an officer who is a member.
  Source The Hindu