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WCD shuts 539 child care institutions across India

The WCD Ministry had asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to conduct a social audit of all the CCIs and also directed the unregistered institutes to register themselves within two months.

'Panic button' on mobile phones to be tested in UP from January 26

From January 26, the Women and Child Affairs ministry will start a pilot run of a 'panic button' feature on phones, and have chosen Uttar Pradesh as their testing ground.


To ease adoption, WCD ministry suggests separate HC benches

The ministry is currently holding consultations with Supreme Court judge Justice Madan Lokur in order to study the possibility of having high court benches solely for handling adoption cases.

Maternity (Amendment) Bill: Looks good on paper, but there's more to it than what meets the eye

While India may be ahead of the United States (which gives its women employees 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave), our Maternity Bill leaves out a large section of women in the unorganized sector -- and that's a colossal setback.

Govt plans to restrict maternity benefit to first child only. As usual, it's the women who suffer

One could argue that this step would reflect better in population control. Would it though? Or would just make it far worse for pregnant women who desperately need financial assistance?

1 in 4 anganwadi kids malnourished, govt plans remedial steps

The Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to revamp its four existing quality control labs.


Ministry shunts IAS officer after sexual harassment charge

The matter was not formally referred to the internal complaints committee — a body that all offices have to mandatorily constitute

Petition seeks protection for school kids from sexual abuse

Private school cabs hired by parents should have a woman assistant and be registered with the schools, the plea said.

Over a month now, NCW running headless

The ministry had run afoul of the PMO when it designated Prabhavalkar as the acting chairperson immediately after Sharma’s tenure ended.

Lowering the age of juvenile is against child rights: NCPCR

The ministry uploaded its draft bill on its official website on June 18 and gave fifteen days time for comments and recommendations on it.