Model Question and Answers for APSC | Discuss composition and function of the National Commission for Women. (APSC 2014)
Ans : The National Commission for Women was formed in 1992 under the National Commission Act 1990. It is a commission having the authority to review constitutional safeguards for women in the country.
The NCW is made up of a chairperson, five members and a member secretary. A person “committed to the cause of women” is nominated and appointed as Chairperson by the Central Government. The Five members are also nominated by the central Government.
1. Investigate and examine all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution and other laws;
2. present to the Central Government reports upon the working of those safeguard;
3. make recommendations for the effective implementation of safeguards for the improving the conditions of women by the Union or any state;
4. review, from time to time, the existing provisions of the Constitution and other laws affecting women and recommend amendments thereto so as to suggest remedial legislative measures to meet any lacunae, inadequacies or shortcomings in such legislations;
5. take up cases of violation of the provisions of the Constitution and of other laws relating to women with the appropriate authorities;
6. participate and advice on the planning process of socioeconomic development of women;
7. evaluate the progress of the development of women under the Union and any State;