Ministry of Women and Child Development

Facebook partners with Ministry of Women and Child Development to boost digital literacy

Among the initiatives are a content partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), formation of an ideal 'Internet Consortium' to propose recommendations for online child safety and launch of `We Think Digital`, the company's global digital literacy programme.

Nov 19, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

#WebWonderWomen: Govt to celebrate achievements of women who drove change via social media

Indian-origin women, working or settled anywhere in the world, are eligible for nomination. 

Jan 13, 2019, 15:32 PM IST

Centre issues advisory against deadly Momo challenge, asks parents to 'keep eyes open'

The ministry listed signs to look for in a child that might indicate their involvement in the game and asked the parents to "keep their eyes open".

Sep 12, 2018, 07:52 AM IST

Government to award Under 18s with lucrative rewards for their exceptional talents

The opportunity acknowledges a total of 36 outstanding students.

Aug 13, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

Petty politicking should stop when India faces international embarrassment

Both the Congress and the BJP are guilty of often putting petty politics ahead of India's image and inetrests.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:41 PM IST

Now, social media to come under scrutiny to ensure prohibition of indecent representation of women

The offence will attract a penalty similar to that provided under the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Jun 05, 2018, 11:04 AM IST

Government to issue lookout notice in NRI matrimonial dispute cases

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is slated to issue lookout circulars in five cases pertaining to NRI matrimonial dispute.

Apr 18, 2018, 09:09 AM IST

Virendra Kumar, MoS Ministry of Women and Child Development, Minority Affairs - Profile

Here is the profile of Virendra Kumar, MoS Ministry of Women and Child Development, MoS Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Sep 03, 2017, 22:11 PM IST

Good news for Mothers: Govt likely to add more funds in Budget for maternity benefit scheme

In what could be a major boost for gender equality and mothers in particular, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely hike allocation for the Ministry of Women and Child Development by 20 percent with an emphasis on universalising the maternity benefit scheme.

Dec 08, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

SC asks Centre to file committee report on personal laws

A plea challenging Muslim practices like polygamy and 'triple talaq' has come up before the Supreme Court, which on Monday asked the government to file the report of a committee, set up during UPA rule to assess the personal laws relating to marriage, divorce, custody, inheritance and succession.

Mar 28, 2016, 19:11 PM IST

Why it's important for every mother to discuss sexual harassment issue with her son: Watch

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has taken a unique initiative in teaching women how to deal with incidents of sexual harassment, which they often face in their day-to-day lives.

Jan 13, 2016, 15:29 PM IST

4,000 Anganwadi centres to be modernized

Skill enhancing programmes for women and e-learning modules and special play centres for children are among the new features being planned by the government as part of its plan to modernise nearly 4,000 Anganwadi centres in the country.

Sep 21, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

UGC asks varsities to create pool of 'gender champions'

 With the aim of creating an environment that fosters equal treatment to girls and boys at all levels, UGC has proposed to create a pool of "gender champions" who will facilitate an enabling atmosphere on the campuses where girls are treated with dignity and respect.

Aug 04, 2015, 21:43 PM IST

Conflicting numbers of missing kids: SC warns contempt action

Supreme Court on Friday warned the government it would initiate contempt proceedings against an official for giving "misleading" information on the number of children missing across the country, saying the figure given in a Minister's reply in Rajya Sabha was different.

Jul 31, 2015, 22:11 PM IST

SC "shocked" over non-auditing of funds to states under ICPS

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed "shock" over the response of the Centre that it has not conducted statutory "social audit" of the funds disbursed to states under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).

Apr 18, 2015, 00:10 AM IST

Adoptions have declined due to delays in process: Govt

Adoptions in the country have declined over the past three years, the government on Friday said and attributed it to delays at different stages in the process.

Feb 27, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

Govt's decision to hire pvt agencies to manage their social media accounts questioned in HC

Ex-BJP ideologue K N Govindacharya on Thursday raised question in the Delhi High Court about the government's move to hire services of private social media management agencies to manage their accounts in social networking sites such as Facebook, saying it endangers creations of fake accounts and cyber crimes.

Sep 11, 2014, 18:38 PM IST

Helpline soon for women facing violence in Chhattisgarh

In a bid to provide protection to women facing violence, a first-of-its-kind integrated helpline-cum-crisis centre is soon to be launched in Chhattisgarh.

Jun 20, 2014, 09:57 AM IST

27 complaints of irregularities in ICDS scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Scheme during the last one year.

Aug 23, 2013, 16:51 PM IST

Adoption guidelines revised in 2011: Minister

Ministry of Women and Child Development has revised adoption guidelines and notified Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children on June 27 last year.

Aug 17, 2012, 15:45 PM IST