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TAMIL NADU STATE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

The Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women, which is a statutory body, was constituted in 1993 to deal with the cases relating to crimes against women and to safeguard their rights. The Commission headed by Chairperson and 9 Members, has been reconstituted by Government as per G.O. (Ms) No. 88, SW & NMP (SW-3) Department, dated 22.12.2017.

The Commission is empowered to investigate specific problems of women and take action to provide speedy relief to the petitioners. The Commission also takes up studies related to women issues and recommends changes to the Government. The Commission also ensures the implementation of various Acts like Dowry Prohibition Act,1961, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act,2005, and Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013 etc.

1,180 petitions related to women issues have been received during the year 2017 and action is being taken by the Commission. The Women Commission celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2017 and in commemorating the above event various programmes like Walkathon, Rally, legal awareness etc were conducted at the State and district levels. A sum of `2.00 lakh was sanctioned and received from National Commission for Women for this purpose.

The Commission also conducts Legal Awareness Programmes in the districts for which a sum of `12.00 lakh has been sanctioned by National Commission for Women.

A sum of `31.47 lakh has been allotted for the Commission towards expenditure for the year 2018-2019.