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Women and Child Development Ministry files FIR against ICCW for alleged embezzlement of funds

The Women and Child Development Ministry filed an FIR against Non-Profit Organisation (NGO) Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) over alleged financial fraud.

Jan 19, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

169 complaints of sexual harassment at workplace in private industries: WCD Ministry

The complaints were received through 'SHe-box', an online system for filing complaints by women, working in both government and private sectors, related to sexual harassment at the workplace.

Jan 13, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

Government cancels passports of 33 NRIs for abandoning wives

The Women and Child Development Ministry has said it is taking 'every possible step to protect women in NRI marriages.'

Dec 12, 2018, 17:07 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

WCD Ministry gets Rs 24,700 cr, nutrition scheme main focus

The government on Thursday announced the 'world's largest' health insurance scheme for India's 50 crore poor in its last full budget before general elections.

Feb 01, 2018, 20:02 PM IST

India's missing children: Women and Child Development Ministry releases SOPs

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has released Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs for missing children, three years after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to develop them.

Dec 08, 2016, 17:10 PM IST

NCW takes on Maneka, returns draft trafficking bill

"We can't accept this bill. If we make recommendations on it, it would mean we are accepting it in some form," said a NCW source.

Jul 14, 2016, 19:32 PM IST

Panic button in mobile phones will be a game changer on women's security: Maneka Gandhi

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi believes that the government's decision to make it mandatory for the cell phone manufacturers to sell mobile phones with an additional feature – panic button – will be a game changer in dealing with issues like women's security.

Apr 26, 2016, 15:02 PM IST

Surveillance of sex offenders on the cards

The minister suggested that the offenders of heinous crimes should be mandated to provide their personal details to the local law enforcement agency on regular basis.

Dec 03, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Children to be adopted through State governments: Mother Teresa orphanages

 The decision of Mother Teresa's orphanages not to offer children for adoption over ideological differences with the new adoption guidelines has kicked off a debate whether single parents should be allowed to adopt a child with Women and Child Development Ministry not willing to bend the revised rules.

Oct 22, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanages to be derecognised?

The central government is mulling derecognising 13 orphanages run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity due to its non-compliance with adoption guidelines.

Oct 09, 2015, 09:12 AM IST

India needs a new school every 7 minutes: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Monday said that India needs a new school every seven minutes in order to give quality education to slum children as she participated in a live chat with users on Facebook.

Sep 14, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

WCD to launch district committees for domestic violence victims

In a measure to combat rising crime against women, the Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to launch district-level welfare committees across the country to establish a mechanism of immediate assistance for the victims of domestic violence.

Sep 14, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

WCD calls for nationwide campaign against anaemia

Women and Child Development Ministry has asked the Health Ministry to transform its 'Deworming Programme' into a nation-wide campaign to bring down the alarming number of anaemic children in the country.

Sep 08, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

Centre urges states to achieve target of 20,000 adoptions

Women and Child Development Ministry on Tuesday came down heavily on state governments for going slow on adoption cases and urged them to achieve a target of 20,000 adoptions by next year.

Aug 18, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Women and Child Development Ministry to use I-T-related services in its schemes

The Women and Child Development Ministry has proposed to use information technology-related services in delivering and monitoring of its various schemes.

Aug 07, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Not even half of anganwadi centres have toilets

Less than fifty per cent of the Anganwadi Centers (AWCs) in the country have toilets, according to Women and Child Development Ministry.

Aug 02, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

Providing info on sexual harassment panel to be made mandatory

Government has set off the process of making it mandatory for private companies to inform about constitution of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) on sexual harassment in their annual disclosures made under the Companies Act after they did not show requisite interest in the matter.

Jul 05, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

Govt to launch website to help trace missing children

With 11 children disappearing every hour in the country, the government will on June 2 roll out a web platform for people to directly report, track and upload information on missing children.

May 31, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Govt approves scheme for One Stop Centre for Women approved

The NDA Government has approved the scheme for the establishment of one stop centres for women with total project cost of Rs. 18.58 crore, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi told the Lok Sabha through a written reply on Friday.

May 08, 2015, 15:00 PM IST