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WCD Ministry


292 children registered on PM CARES for children scheme portal: WCD

July 30, 2021 5:54 pm

As many as 18 states and union territories have not yet furnished the number of such children on the portal and it currently shows zero while states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have registered the highest number of such children at 112 and 85 respectively.

At helm of WCD ministry, Smriti Irani likely to deal with women’s reservation Bill

June 01, 2019 7:22 am

On top of the list is the promise to bring in the long-pending Bill for “33 per cent reservation in Parliament and state Assemblies through a constitutional amendment”.

WCD ministry dismisses survey ranking India as most dangerous country for women, terms methodology flawed

June 27, 2018 7:34 pm

The ministry has asked Thomson Reuters Foundation to provide the details on the experts to ascertain the report's authenticity. The ministry also added that the organisation had a flawed methodology to reach that conclusion.

Government mulls lifting time bar on reporting child sexual abuse

February 12, 2018 6:10 pm

"We are in the process of writing to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asking them to amend Section 473 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). So, time limitation will go away," Secretary, WCD, R K Shrivastava, on Monday said at a press meet.

Delhi's Women and Child Development Department services to go online

November 21, 2017 10:34 pm

An official said with the launch of e-district portal, applicants will be able to apply for the department's different services online

Sex ratio at birth up in most Beti Bachao Beti Padhao districts: WCD ministry

October 07, 2017 2:55 am

In the run-up to the International Girl Child Day on October 11, the ministry plans to observe next week as the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao week.

Government proposes increasing maternity leave to eight months

September 02, 2015 4:53 am

The proposed eight-month maternity leave will include one-month leave before expected delivery date, and seven months after delivery.

Government to launch website to help trace missing children

May 31, 2015 3:20 pm

The website,, will answer all queries as to what action is to be taken when a child goes missing.

WCD ministry plans job for women in plumbing, carpentry

June 10, 2014 12:59 am

The ministry is looking at the option of having industrial training institutes in public-private partnership mode where women can be trained in new generation vocations.

WCD Ministry wants rate hike for child nutrition plan

January 29, 2011 2:32 am

Taking note of the concern voiced by states on low-cost norms impacting the supplementary nutrition programme,the Women and Child Development Ministry proposes to revise the same.