Alok Rawat becomes first male member of National Commission for Women

Senior IAS officer Alok Rawat became first male person  to be appointed as member of National Commission for Women (NCW).

His appointment fills the fourth seat in the five-member body that seeks to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women.

Alok Rawat is 1977 batch IAS officer of Sikkim cadre. Prior to this appointment, he had served at various senior level posts at different Union Ministries.

He had served as Director (joint secretary) in Union Ministry of Defence and Union Ministry of Road transport and Highways.

He also had served as secretary (UPSC) and secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances) in the Union Cabinet Secretariat and secretary in Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation.

About National Commission for Women

  • NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990.
  • It was established in January 1992 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women.
  • It recommends remedial legislative measures, advise Government on all policy matters affecting women and facilitate redressal of grievances related to women.

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