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WEST BENGAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN - An Introduction

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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's 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.