National Commission of Women

  • Published
    1st May, 2021

GS-II :Polity and Governance

  • Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.
Context

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched a message-only helpline for providing assistance to expectant mothers. The NCW said that the helpline was being set up in response to complaints of pregnant women facing difficulty in accessing medical aid.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding National Commission for Women:

  1. It is a statutory body constituted under National Commission for Women Act, 1990
  2. National Commission for Woman has been nominated as the Coordinating agency at the National level for dealing with issues pertaining NRI marriages
  3. National Commission for Women has constituted a North East Cell in the Commission to address problems being faced by North East women all over the country

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Considering the powers and responsibilities of National Commission for Women, highlight the parameters on which efficacy of NCW should be evaluated.

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