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Puducherry women’s commission

  • Introduction
  • Chairperson And Members
  • Director-cum-Law Officer
  • Powers of The Commission
  • Activities of The Commission

Puducherry Women's Commission
No.20, 100 Feet Road, Natesan Nagar. Puducherry
Phone No. +91-413-2205153, 2201928
Telefax : +91-413-2205153

2004 marked a major milestone in establishing the Commission. The Commission was set up the office at No.20, 100 Feet Road, Natesan Nagar. Puducherry. There was comparatively greater change reported in the domestic violence and atrocities against women in Puducherry. Services extended to nearby district, Karaikal created an opportunity for women to approach us and avail their basic rights. Every staff of the Commission is keen in gathering details and worked under pressure to meet the needs of women. There was a evident change in women economic and social life.

The Commission looked beyond the individual programs. It contributed the services during the disaster, Tsunami, International Women's day and World AIDS day. It provided technical support to the Self Help Groups Associations in Puducherry. PWC is working closely with NGOs, Civil Society Institutions and local organizations and we have built a collaborative support in sharing knowledge and experience. The legal support was given to the women in an amicable way to deal the toughest problems especially in settling dues and property. Overall, we are trying to break the barriers in the way of advancement of women in the state, Puducherry.

Tmt.R.Rani Rajan Babu,Chairperson,
No.14, Kamatchi Amman Koil Street,
Puducherry - 605 001.

Tmt. R. Jayalakshmi,
No. 96, Pazhangudienar Makkal Nagar,
Puducherry - 605 501.

No. 4, Mariyamman Koil Street, Boomaianpet,
Puducherry-605 005.

No.2, Al Ameen Street, Sultanpet,
Villianur, Puducherry-605 110.

No.207, T.V.Malai Road,
Thirukkanur,Puducherry-605 501.

Powers of The Commission
Puducherry Women's Commission being a Quasi Judicial and Autonomous body used to serve a summon under section 14 (1) and 14 (1) (a) of the State Commission for Women for Act 2001 to the other side to make them appear before the Commission for enquiry.

Any proceeding before the Commission shall be deemed to be Judicial proceeding within the meaning of the section 193 and 228 of the Indian penal code. Commission can enquire into any unfair practice, can inspect prisons, police stations, lock ups, sub jails, rescue homes or other places of custody where women are kept as prisoners, shelters for women, hostels intended for women or girls and to report Government for remedial action. Where the Commission view that any public servant grossly in different to the discharge of duties in relation to the protection of interest of women can take initiative to take disciplinary action against the concerned. Commission is also entitled to identify women's problem at different levels, to highlight it and to ask remedy from the Governments. As per Section 19, if alter investigation into any complaint if Commission is satisfied that a person has committed any criminal offence and that he should be prosecuted, it may pass an order to that effect and initiate prosecution of the person concerned. As per Section 26 no Court shall grant any injunction restraining any proceedings which is being or about to be taken under the Provision of this Act.

As per Act, Commission may register voluntary Women's Organizations with the Commission to discharge functions of the Commission. As per Act, Commission can submit reports on short comings in the laws in force which affect equality and fair treatment of women to the Government.

Commission can give recommendation to Government to adopt and implement welfare measures to improve conditions of women. Commission can also formulate a comprehensive and affirmative scheme for securing equal opportunities to women. Commission can maintain comprehensive data bank relating to Social, Economic and Political conditions of women. Commission can also give recommendation to Government to initiate Legislation for removal of discrimination in the case of inheritance, guardianship, adoption or to safeguard the dignity of women and the honour of motherhood. Commission can call for special studies or investigations in specific problems of discrimination and atrocities against women. Commission can interfere in fund litigation involving issues affecting a large body of women. Commission can undertake promotional and Educational research to suggest ways of ensuring due representation of women in all spheres.

Activities of The Commission

The Commission strives in creating Women as change makers, builders of new ventures, achievers in learning and skills, daring and confident in accessing their basic rights. With this aim, the Commission team works to:

  • Give priority for empowerment of Women
  • Advocacy, research, publications and legal aid
  • Economic empowerment, good governance and transformative leadership
  • Networking with NGOs and other state Commission for ensuring gender equality and empowerment of Women
  • Interacting with media, social activists and academician to suggest the ways of ensuring due representation of Women in all spheres.
  • State and local visits to evaluate the progress of development of Women in various states and especially in Puducherry


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