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Maneka Gandhi's demand to cancel passports of abusive NRI husbands may hit roadblock due to her past

Maneka Gandhi's demand to cancel passports of abusive NRI husb...

Last year, the WCD ministry was working with the External Affairs and Home ministries on guidelines to help women stranded in marriages with NRIs. The ministry had planned to cancel the passports of such husbands. However, an interesting hurdle has cropped ... DNA, 1 month ago

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WCD ministry to seek amendment to Pocso Act for death penalty to convicts of rape of minors below 12-yrs

The women and child development (WCD) ministry has decided to propose an amendment to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012 for handing down death penalty to convicts of rape of children below twelve years. The ministry is expected ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago WCD Ministry announces three proposals under Nirbhaya Fund  Prokerala1 month ago 107 complaints received on SHe-box till date  PIB2 months ago WCD Ministry considering setting up National Women Entrepreneurship Council  PIB2 months ago

WCD Ministry to be party in Supreme Court on firecracker case

In a bid to find out whether firecrackers have any adverse effect on women and children, especially pregnant and lactating women, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is making itself party to a Supreme Court petition filed by three children in 2017 ...
 DNA1 month ago

Inter-Ministerial Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Secretary, WCD to tackle menace of trafficking

The Government is open to all options for controlling the menace of trafficking. An Inter- ministerial Committee (IMC) with concerned stake holders, Ministries/ departments of Government of India along with representatives of some State/UT Governments and ...
 PIB2 months ago
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Budget allocation for the WCD Ministry enhanced by Rs.2605 crore for the FY 2018-19 showing an increase of 12%

The Union Budget for 2018-19 has lent a sharp focus to women and child issues and the overall budget of the WCD Ministry has been increased by Rs.2605 crores which is almost 12% higher than the previous year’s budget. The total budgetary provision for the ...
 PIB2 months ago WCD Ministry gets Rs 24,700 cr, nutrition scheme main focus  Prokerala2 months ago Budget 2018: It's a fair deal for gender component  DNA2 months ago

GPS Mandatory For Feature Phones; Facebook Is Jio Phone’s First 3rd Party App!

Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has made a special, and urgent request to Department of Telecom to make GPS or Global Positioning System mandatory in all feature phones, as soon as possible. A notification from DoT is expected to arrive any time ...
 Trak.in2 months ago

WCD's panic button trials in UP made most women pay for SMS

The trials for panic buttons in mobile phones have run into an unique problem — the cost of the SMSes. Most of the 2,000 women who used the panic button during the trial runs in Uttar Pradesh have complained about being charged for the messages, which ...
 DNA1 week ago

DNA EXCLUSIVE | Niti Aayog, 2 ministries split over ways to distribute food

Sharp differences have emerged between top government think-tank Niti Aayog and two Central Ministries over the crucial challenge of how to ensure quality nutrition to lakhs of malnourished women and children in India. This is amid an intervention by the PMO ...
 DNA2 months ago

PMO wants Nirbhaya Fund push for Safe City initiative

Any amount of the corpus that remains after allocation for Safe Cities will be distributed among states and ministries as per the proposals that are sent to the WCD ministry.
 DNA2 months ago

86% NCR residents cite lack of severe punishment for sexual harassment: Study

New Delhi: Lack of severe punishment is considered as the most rampant cause of sexual harassment by 86 per cent respondents in the NCR region, as per as study. The study, done by Indian Institute for Integrated Women and Child Development (ISI-WCD) and ...
 Sify19 hours ago
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