Rekha Sharma appointed as Chairperson of National Commission for Women
Rekha Sharma (54) was appointed as chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW). Prior to this appointment, she was member of the Commission and was holding the additional charge of chairperson after Lalitha Kumaramangalam had demitted office in September 2017.
National Commission for Women (NCW)
NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It was established in January 1992. It is apex national level organization of India the mandate of protecting and promoting the interests of women. It also reviews 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. It regularly publishes monthly newsletter, Rashtra Mahila, in both Hindi and English.