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Manipur to draft a roadmap for women empowerment
Correspondent IMPHAL, FEB 6:
Published on 7 Feb. 2009 12:23 AM IST
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Authorities of the Manipur government has invited the Manipur State Women Commission to incorporate suggestions to the line department, social welfare department as Manipur government is preparing a roadmap for drafting a report for speedy socio-economic development and empowerment of women as recommended by Committee of the Governors constituted by the President of India. Official sources said that the state chief secretary held a meeting with his officials on January 29 to discuss on the report. The Committee was constituted by the President of India with Governor of Haryana as chairman of the committee. Manipur and Assam governors are among the 11 members of the committee representing the north eastern states. The committee is entrusted to identify areas for speedy socio-economic development and empowerment of women, identify gaps and suggest remedial measures and recommend administrative arrangement for effective coordination between the Central and State governments. The first committee meeting was held in October last year at Rashpati Bhavan which finalized the terms of reference of the constituted committee has decided to seek comments and view of the state governments. Chairman of the State Women Commission who participated in the meeting urged the state chief secretary and other present in the meeting to take up necessary steps for the welfare of the women in the state and to ensure the reduction of crimes against the women. The meeting after detail discussion has decided to prepare a consolidated report by incorporating suggestions made by the chairperson of the State Women Commission and to approach the Union ministry of women and child development for necessary training apart from asking to submit a comprehensive note on women concerning their departments and submit to the social welfare department on or before February 12, the source added.

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