Nepal | August 05, 2020

Bill proposes greater powers for NWC

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, November 3

The government has proposed giving more powers to National Women Commission in a new bill registered at the Parliament Secretariat recently to amend the existing law related to the commission.

The bill has proposed giving the commission some important powers, such as recommending to the government policy and laws for the empowerment of women, and strategies to prevent problems emerging as a result of discrimination and violence against women.

The bill proposes to mandate the commission to recommend all concerned bodies ways to enhance access of women to capital, resources and technologies.

The bill has also proposed allowing the commission to launch awareness programmes to protect and promote women rights. Similarly, it proposes mandating the commission to design and implement programmes to end discrimination and violence against women, and superstition.

As per the bill, if a woman is deprived of her rights by an individual or an organisation, the commission may order to stop such an act after investigation. To avoid duplication, the commission will not take up any case being investigated by any other body.

Similarly, if a person or an institution is found guilty, the commission can write to the office of Attorney General seeking action against concerned individual or organisation. The bill has proposed mandating the commission to reconcile conflicting parties if the latter file a joint petition for the same.

In its explanatory note, the bill says the proposed amendment would empower the commission and create ground for effective implementation of women rights, and concerned policies and programmes. The bill also provisions effective work division among the commission’s chairperson and its members.


A version of this article appears in print on November 04, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Dhading bans sand mining during monsoon

Dhading, August 3 In view of increasing deaths related to river mining, the authority in Dhading decided to impose a complete ban on sand mining from rivers in the district during the monsoon season. There is already a rule that bans mining of river products using heavy equipment during the ra Read More...

Flood victims deprived of relief in Kailali

Dhangadi, August 3 Flood victims of Kailali’s southern region have complained that they have not received relief for the past six days. The victims who were displaced and are staying in the open now are making do with noodles, biscuits and water provided by local levels concerned and various Read More...

Status of Province 1 forests improving

The House panel listed positive effects of proper forest management Biratnagar, August 3 The implementation of scientific forest management programme has led to improvement in the status of forests in eastern Nepal. Increase in revenue collection, replacement of timber import, gradual increas Read More...

Citizenship mandatory for swab collection

Rajbiraj, August 3 After the trend of registering false details increased among the COVID-suspects at the time of swab collection, Saptari District Health Office has made it mandatory to produce citizenship certificate or any other ID card for swab collection. Around a dozen people, who had th Read More...

Food distributed to landslide victims

Jajarkot, August 3 Food stuffs were supplied to landslide hit areas in Jajarkot district. Food Management and Trade Company Ltd supplied food stuffs at Barekot Rural Municipality, where 14 people lost their lives and more than 1,200 people were displaced due to landslides on July 9. The com Read More...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief warns world facing 'generational catastrophe' on education

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that the world faces a "generational catastrophe" because of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and said that getting students safely back to the classroom must be "a top priority." Guterres said that as of mid Read More...

NEA

82 per cent physical progress achieved in NEA projects amid COVID-19 pandemic

Power utility was able to fully electrify 11 districts in last fiscal Kathmandu, August 3 Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) was able to achieve 82.29 per cent physical progress in its projects related to power generation, transmission and distribution in the last fiscal year 2019-20 and also a Read More...

Sushil Bhatta appointed IBN CEO

KATHMANDU: Sushil Bhatta, a member of the National Planning Commission, has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Investment Board Nepal (IBN). The Cabinet meeting on Monday decided to appoint Bhatta to IBN’s top post which was vacant since then CEO Maha Prasad Adhikari was appointed Read More...