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Women Commission Bill passed in Nagaland Assembly

Written by: Staff
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Kohima, Aug 25 (UNI) The Nagaland Legislative Assembly has passed the Nagaland Women Commission Bill, 2006.

The Bill was introduced on the first day of the session on Tuesday last by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and was passed yesterday.

From the date of commencement of the Act, the state government will constitute the Nagaland Women Commission within three months to perform the assigned functions.

The Commission shall consist of a Chairperson and two women members to be nominated by the state government, who shall be persons of eminence with sufficient knowledge and experience.

The Commission shall study, research and codify the customary laws relating to Naga women, family institutions and social security for women and children. The commission shall also study, research and report on the advisability of reorienting some of the customary laws and practices into legislative enactment.

The Commission will also research, report and study all acts of Parliament, including Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code regarding their applicability or otherwise, to Naga women, for enabling the Assembly to take appropriate action under Article 371-A (1)(a) of the Indian Constitution. It also includes all Acts of Nagaland Legislative Assembly that affect women.

This will help plug loopholes and enable effective implementation.

Besides, the state government shall consult the Commission before formulating major policies and while drafting the legislation affecting women in Nagaland.

UNI AS SP DKB MSJ VP1200

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