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Welcome to West Bengal Commission for Women

22nd June, 1992, West Bengal Commission for Women act was introduced to the West Bengal Assembly and it was passes unanimously. The commission had its first meeting on 3rd February, 1993. The function of the State Women Commission is inter alia to see that the constitutional and legal rights of women are properly implemented, to review different provisions of law and recommended amendments thereto, to take up cases of violation of the provisions of the constitution and other laws relating to women with appropriate authorities look into complaints regarding deprivation of women's rights, non-implementation of laws providing protection to women, non-compliance of policy decisions or guidelines ensuring welfare and relief to women take up the matter of appropriate authorities, visit jail destitute girls home, women's institutions or other places of custody where women are kept as prisons and take up such matters with concerned authorities for remedial action as may be necessary

From the Desk of Chair Person

Indian society bestows great sanctity to women, but in actual practice, it is violated in such a manner making a mockery of the very word, "civilization". Physical, Sexual and Psychological violence regularly occur in communities, which include human trafficking, rape, sexual harassment, domestic violence, forced prostitution and intimidation at work. "Too many women, in too many countries, speak the same language of silence!".
The silence needs to be broken. Faith and confidence needs to be restored. Their voice needs to be heard. Every support to the suffering women is to be given in order to generate jobs. Help Lines made available to them and eradicate these issues from the dredges of the society.

WBCW Act

The function of the State Women Commission is inter alia to see that the constitutional and legal rights of women are properly implemented, to review different provisions of law and recommended amendments thereto, to take up cases of violation of the provisions of the constitution and other laws relating to women with appropriate authorities look into complaints regarding deprivation of women rights, non-implementation of laws providing protection to women, non-compliance of policy decisions or guidelines ensuring welfare and relief to women take up the matter of appropriate authorities, visit jail destitute girls home, women institutions or other places of custody where women are kept as prisons and take up such matters with concerned authorities for remedial action as may be necessary.
For the above purpose Commission has been given powers of a Civil Court under Cr. P.C. in respect of summoning and enforcing attendance of any person from any part of India and examining him on death, requiring the discovery and production of any document, receiving evidence of affidavits.