//Women Commission Bill welcomed

Women Commission Bill welcomed

Imphal | March 04, 2006 2:40:29 PM IST

Women’s organisations of the state have welcomed the Manipur State Commission for Women Bill,2006, which was passed at the Assembly yesterday. Women organisations of the state had been demanding institution of a Women’s Commission in the state.

Social Welfare minister W Leima said the Commission should be instituted under the National Commission for Women Act 1990 and the problems faced by the fair sex would be addressed. The Commisssion, headed by a chairperson, will have three members and the government has earmarked Rs 8 lakhs which would be increased to Rs 9 lakhs the next year, the minister said.