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Today Tnpsc Group1 mains challenge-TAMIL NADU STATE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN
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
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
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.