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Union Ministry of Women and Child Development


Centre releases child protection scheme guidelines, asks states to not tamper with name

July 08, 2022 1:58 am

States will also have to comply with any “guidelines/instructions issued by the Government of India regarding branding of this Scheme,’’ the WD Ministry stated in its guidelines.

Centre focuses on access to anganwadi services for migrants

June 19, 2022 9:18 am

Take Home Ration, or THR, is provided to children between 6 months and 3 years, pregnant women and lactating mothers, as well as adolescent girls as part of the Centre's flagship Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).

'Repatriation timeline too long': Delhi child rights body lists observations on anti-trafficking bill

July 15, 2021 10:17 am

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development had invited comments on its draft bill on June 30.

WCD ministry announces portal to tackle cyber crime, harassment directed against women, children

September 08, 2017 11:43 am

CCPWC is expected to go live from March next year. However, the Women and Child Development ministry has provided with another option for the time being.

Government launches 'SHe-box' online portal for sexual harassment complaints

July 24, 2017 6:45 pm

The sexual harassment Act mandates that all workplaces with more than 10 workers constitute an internal complaints committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment. "We are not treading on anybody's toes. The idea of this portal is to remedy the cases before they reach the level where legal action may be warranted," Maneka Gandhi told.

Government defends restricting maternity benefits to first child

July 20, 2017 9:39 pm

"The first pregnancy of a woman exposes her to new kind of challenges and stress factors. Hence, the scheme provides support to the mother for safe delivery and immunisation of her first living child," Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

Making profits through unnecessary Caesareans: The dark underbelly of India's healthcare industry

February 23, 2017 12:34 pm

In this country, where conversations regarding women and their concerns are often eclipsed, there is alarming rise in the number of caesareans, feeding the healthcare industry's money-making agenda

Child and punishment

July 17, 2014 12:48 am

The trigger for amending the Juvenile Justice Act cannot be moral panic.

Boy alleges sexual abuse in juvenile home,child rights panel orders probe

December 26, 2013 1:44 am

17-year-old,among 43 who fled home,alleges abuse by adult inmates.

Pune Zilla Parishad’s anganwadi model gets national attention

April 14, 2014 12:23 pm

New method sees increase of 4,000 students in 3 months; to be replicated nationally.