In purpose of the provisions of Clause (3) of Article 348 of the Consitution of India, the Governor is pleased to order the publication of the Uttarakhand State Commission for Women Act, 2005 (Uttarakhand Adhiniyam Sankhya 28 of 2005).
As passed by the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly and assented to by the Governor on 28 of 2005.
Functions of the Commission
(1) The Commission shall perform all or any other function, namely-
Investigate and examine all matters relating to safeguards provided for women under the constitution and other laws;
Present to the State Government annually and at suct time as the Commission may deem fit,reports upon the working of those safeguards;
Make in such reports, recommendation for effective implementation of those safeguards for improving the conditions of women;
Review, from time to time, existing provisions of the constitution and other laws affecting women and recommend amendments there to so as to suggest remedial legislative measures to meet any lacunae, inadequacies or shortcomings in such legislations;
Take up cases of violation of the provisions of the constitution and other laws relating to women with the appropriate authorities
Look into subjects and take sumoto notice of the matters relating to - (one) Deprivation of women's right,
(Two) non-implementation of laws enacted to provide protection to women and also to achieve the objective of equality and development and (Three) non-compliance
of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions aimed at mitigating hardships and ensuring welfare and providing relief to women, and to take up the issues
arising out of such matters with appropriate authorities.
Call for special studies or investigations into specific problems of situation arising out of discrimination and atrocities against women and identify
the constrains so as to recommend strategies for their removal;
Undertake promotional and educational research so as to suggest ways of ensuring due representation of women in all spares an identify factors responsible for impending their
adavancement, such as, take of access to housing and basic services inadequate support service and technologies for reducing drudgery and occupational health
hazards and for increasing their producing
Participate and advice on the planning process of socio-economic development of women;
Evaluate the progress of the development of the women under the State;
Inspect or cause to be inspected a jail,remand home, women institutions or other place of custoby where women are kept as prisoner or otherwise take up
with the concerned authorities for remedial action, if found necessary.
Fund litigation involving issues affecting a large body of women;
Collect information relating to offences against women, including offences pertaining to child marriage, dowry, rape, abduction, eve teasing and immortal
traffic of women and the cases of medical negligence inconfinment or westernization or child birth in entire State or in any particular area of the State.
Coordinate with State police cell or regional police cell for dealing with cases relating to atrocities against women and to mobilize public
opinion in the entire state or any particular area of the state so as to assist for promptly informing offences of such atrocities and to investigate them
and in creating atmosphere against the offender.
Seek assistant of any voluntary organization registered under section 16 in performance of its functions.
Any other matter which may be referred to it by the State Government.
(2) The State Government shall cause the report of the Commission to be laid before the State Assembly along with a memorandum explaining the action taken or
proposed to be taken and the reasons for the non-acceptance, if any of, any of such recommendations.
(3)The Commission shall, while investigating any matter referred to in clause (a) and sub-clause (i) of clause (1) of section 9, have all the powers of a Civil
Court trying a suit and in particular, in respect of following matters, namely-
- Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person of the State and examining him own auth.
- Requiring the discovery and production of any document
- Receiving evidence on auth.
- Requistioning any public document or copy their of from any court or office
- Issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses and documents and
- Any other matter which may be prescribed.