HC asks Punjab why no head,members in womens’ body

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to explain why it had till now not appointed a chairperson and other members for the Punjab State Women Commission.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 5, 2012 1:45 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to explain why it had till now not appointed a chairperson and other members for the Punjab State Women Commission. The query was put forth during the hearing of a PIL filed by ‘HELP’,a Nawashahar NGO.

The petitioner stated that there was one post of chairperson,and five posts of non-official members in the body,but the post of chairperson had been vacant since December 30,2011. Four non-official members also retired during the intervening period.

As per the petitioner,there was only one non-official member,Parveen Sharma,who was working and had not been given his salary since May.

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