MP: Study on women commissions of states

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Bhopal, Aug 12: Madhya Pradesh State Women's Commission is planning to organise tours of its members to different states to study the working of women commissions there.

This was discussed at the commission's meeting on Monday, Aug 11.

The commission decided to send a recommendation to the state government for introduction of maternity leave rules on the Central pattern and promotion of women in jobs on the lines of promotion to employees belonging to reserved categories, according to its chairperson Mrs Krishnakant Tomar.

It also decided to send a letter to the state government with a recommendation to set up 'Nariniketan' at all divisional towns as such institutions were functioning only at Gwalior and Ujjain at present.

Present rules stipulate that children above five years of age cannot stay with their mothers in Nariniketans. With the establishment of more such homes, children can have easy access to their mothers. The commission is also persuing with the government regarding a proposal not to put up mentally challenged women together with normal women in Nariniketans.

Other issues discussed at the meeting include construction of shelter homes for women victims coming to lodge their complaints with the commission, redressal of difficulties experienced by women in seeking appointment on compassionate ground, holding camps in rural areas, besides budgetary provision at district-level to provide immediate assistance to women victims.

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