Why the National Commission for Women?
A Note from Women’s Organizations
All India Democratic Women’s Associations
All India Women’s Conference
Centre for Women’s Development Studies
Joint Women’s Programme
Mahila Dakshata Samiti
National Federation of Indian Women
Young Women’s Christian Association of India
The Bill to constitute the National Commission for Women was unanimously passed by the Lok Sabha on 9 August, 1990. Subsequently, it received the assent of the President of India on 30 August, 1990 and was duly notified in the ‘Gazette of India” (no. 39) on August 31, 1990 under the title ‘The National Commission for Women Act, 1990”. However, over a year later not only has the Commission not been constituted, the prevaricating and ambiguous ...