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09Mar 2017
Development

Allocations for women by different Ministries/Departments has increased from Rs. 14,378.68 crores in 2005-06 to Rs. 90,624.76 crores in 2016-17 under Gender Budgeting

In order to mainstream gender across sectors and all levels of governance, Government of India, has adopted Gender Budgeting as a tool in 2004-05. Ministry of Women and Child Development has been consistently promoting gender budgeting across the country as a pathway to ensure ...

09Mar 2017
Development

Women in India will now get 26 weeks of maternity leave instead of just 12

The Lok Sabha approved an amendment Bill that makes it mandatory for companies with more than 50 employees to provide a daycare centre nearby.Women in India will now be allowed maternity leave of 26 weeks, as per a new amendment to a legislation. The Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill, 2016, which was approved by the Lok Sabha on Thursday, ex...

17Jan 2017
Development

Women and child development ministry to form alliance against online child abuse

A National Alliance against online child sexual abuse and exploitation is being formed by the ministry of of women and child development. The ministry held a consultation yesterday to ensure better implemnetation of legal frameworks, policies, national strategies.The consultation sought to bring a common definition of child pornography inclu...