Gujarat state commission for women

Gujarat state commission for women

Adhering to its commitment of empowering women, providing them with adequate opportunities for development and creating enabling environment for a gender equitable society the Gujarat Government has constituted the State Commission for Women vide Gujarat Sate Commission for Women Act 2002. It aims at ushering the development of Women in the State of Gujarat. The Commission will act or function:

  • To examine all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution of India and other laws
  • Successive Committees / Commissions / Plans including the National Perspective Plan for Women ( 1988-2000 ) recommended the constitution of an apex body for women
  • To present to the State Government annually and at such other times as the Commission may think fit, reports upon the working of such safeguards
  • To make in such reports recommendations for effective implementation of such safeguards for improving the conditions of women by the State
  • To review from time to time, the existing provisions of laws relating to women and recommend amendments therein for the purpose of providing remedial legislative measures to meet with inadequate provisions of such laws
  • To take up the cases of violation of the provisions of the Constitution of India and of other laws relating to women with the appropriate authorities
  • To look into complaints and take suo moto notice of matters relating
    • Deprivation of women's rights
    • Non-implementation of laws enacted to provide protection to women and to achieve the objects of equality and development
    • Non-compliance of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions aimed at mitigating hardships and ensuring welfare and providing relief to women, and to take up the issues arising out of such matters with appropriate authorities
  • To call for special studies or investigations into specific problems or situations arising out of discrimination and atrocities against women and to identify the constraints so as to recommend strategies for their removal
  • To undertake promotional and educational research for the purposes of
    • Suggesting ways, of ensuring due representation of women in-all spheres
    • Identifying factors responsible for impeding their advancement, such as, lack of access to housing and basic services, inadequate support services and technology for reducing drudgery and occupational health hazards and for increasing their productivity
  • To participate and advise on the planning of socio-economic development of women
  • To evaluate the progress of the development of women under the State
  • To inspect or cause to be inspected a jail, remand home, women's institution or other place of custody where women are kept as prisoners, or otherwise, and to take up with the concerned authorities for remedial action, if necessary
  • To provide fund for litigation involving issues affecting a large body of women
  • To endeavour to promote through the media a more positive image or balanced depiction of women in society and continuously to interact, and try to educate the public opinion through media to enhance sensitivity to gender issues and bring about gender parity
  • To any other matter which may be referred to it by the State Government
name : Designation
------- : Chairperson
Ms Jashumatiben Chimanlal Kansara : Member
Ms Baluben Chimanbhai Vaghela : Member
Director General of Police, Gujarat State : Ex-Officio Members
Secretary, Women & Child Development Department : Ex-Officio Members
Secretary, Finance Department : Ex-Officio Members
Secretary, Legal Department : Ex-Officio Members
Secretary (Family Welfare), Health & Family Welfare : Ex-Officio Members
Department :  
Ms Kirtidaben Bhrambhatt : EMember Secretary

The Gujarat State Commission for Women (GSCW) is stationed at Block no. 6/2, Dr.Jivrajmehta Bhavan, Old Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar. The office was formally inaugurated and dedicated to public on the 28th of March 2005 by the Hon. Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Anandiben Patel. Women MLAs from all over Gujarat presided over the function along with NGO representatives and women leaders working at the grassroot level.

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