Women and child development

Health Ministry directs private hospitals to display data of C-Section and normal deliveries

Health Ministry directs private hospitals to display data of C-Section and normal deliveries

A statement by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said, the instruction is applicable to all the private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

Jul 14, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

Rush to send fake 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' forms

Fake government forms promising cash benefits in 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' (BBBP) scheme surfaced in Nadia district, despite the government ordering a CBI investigation into such complaints last month.

May 25, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Can have law on marital rape but women won't complain: Maneka Gandhi

Months after her statement that "concept of marital rape cannot be applied in the Indian context" created some controversy, Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said even if there was a law against it, women are unlikely to complain about this kind of abuse.

Jun 07, 2016, 21:09 PM IST
Facebook page of WCD Ministry hits 2 lakh 'Likes'!

Facebook page of WCD Ministry hits 2 lakh 'Likes'!

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi had taken to Facebook on Wednesday to have a one-on-one interaction with people through a live Facebook chat.

Jun 03, 2016, 11:10 AM IST

New centre aims to create awareness about adoption

Poverty coupled with lack of education, unemployment, child labour, homelessness, substance abuse, poor parenting skills, abuse and neglect, physical and mental health needs, community violence, inability to access resources are some of the reasons that children encounter every day.

Apr 10, 2016, 17:10 PM IST

Indian kids continue to be under-nourished: Nadda

The event was organised by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Dec 10, 2015, 22:01 PM IST
This company gives six-month paid maternity leave

This company gives six-month paid maternity leave

Aiming to create an equitable work-life balance for employees, Telenor India has adopted a six-month paid maternity leave policy effective from January 1, 2016, a company statement said here on Tuesday.

Sep 29, 2015, 14:51 PM IST
Accusations because I tried breaking contractors lobby: Pankaja Munde

Accusations because I tried breaking contractors lobby: Pankaja Munde

 Accused of involvement in a 'scam' for clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore without inviting tenders, Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munda on Saturday shot back, claiming her efforts to break the hold of contractors' lobby on the Women and Child Development (WCD) Department had provoked such accusations.

Jun 27, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

First One-Stop Crisis Centre under Nirbhaya fund to be launched this month

 The first One-Stop Crisis Centre for women in distress out of the proposed 660 is set to be inaugurated in Chhattisgarh later this month under the Nirbhaya Fund.

Jun 21, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

21 officers willing to be deputed to DWCD: Police to Delhi HC

City police on Friday told Delhi High Court that 21 of its officers have agreed to go on deputation to the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) to deal with safety and security at juvenile homes.

May 15, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

Raj Govt making serious efforts to stop child marriage: Bhadel

Rajasthan Minister Anita Bhadel on Friday asked people to come forward and boycott child marriages to check such practice.

May 01, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society

The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them.

Apr 26, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

'Tobacco, alcohol most common substances used by streetkids'

Tobacco and alcohol have been found to be most common substances used by street children, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi informed Parliament on Friday.

Apr 24, 2015, 21:15 PM IST

Maneka Gandhi for country-wide ban on cow, buffalo slaughter

Pitching for a country-wide ban on cow and buffalo slaughter, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Monday night said that it would be wrong to give a religious colour to such a move.

Apr 21, 2015, 00:59 AM IST

WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund

The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of Home Ministry, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gang-rape of December 16, 2012.

Apr 05, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Haryana to create special fund for girls at district level: Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that special fund would be created at the district level for schemes and programmes for girls' welfare right from their childhood to education.

Jan 20, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

Women's safety remained a cause of concern in 2014

 Women's safety continued to be a burning issue in 2014 prompting Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry to propose amendments in a juvenile justice legislation besides announcing setting up of rape crisis centres across India.

Dec 25, 2014, 11:01 AM IST

Not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 yrs: Govt

The government on Thursday made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group.

Dec 04, 2014, 19:04 PM IST

'Reports on Maneka Gandhi's comments on Uttar Pradesh bypolls highly exaggerated'

Reports linking Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's remarks to Uttar Pradesh bypolls were "highly exaggerated and misinterpreted", her office said on Thursday, apparently seeking to clarify on the comments about her son Varun Gandhi.

Sep 18, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

No official complaint on 'love jihad' so far: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said her Ministry has not received any official complaint relating to 'love jihad', but as an MP she has been apprised of a few such cases.

Sep 17, 2014, 18:51 PM IST