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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Empowerment of Women

Dated 30th November 2000


1. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Chairperson
2. Representative Department of Health Nirman Bhavan New Delhi. Member
3. Representative Department of Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan New Delhi. Member
4. Representative Department of Elementary Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
5. Representative Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
6. Representative Ministry of labour, Shram-shakti Bhavan New Delhi. Member
7. Representative Ministry of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
8. Representative Department of Rural Development Krishi Bhavan New Delhi. Member
9. Representative Deptt. of Agriculture and Co-operation Krishi Bhavan New Delhi. Member
10. Representative Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Shastri Bhavan New Delhi. Member
11. Representative Deptt. of Science and Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mahrauli Road, New Delhi. Member
12. Representative Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. Member
13. Representative Ministry of Tribal Affairs Shastri Bhavan New Delhi. Member
14. Secretary Department of Women and Child Development Government of Kerala Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthaouram - 695001. Member
15. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Himachal Pradesh,
Shimla - 171001.
16. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat,
Gandhi Nagar - 382010.
17. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Jammu and Kashmir,
Jammu- 190001.
18. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Bihar New Secretariat,
Patna- 800 015.
19. Member - Secretary National Commission for Women, ICCW Building
4, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg, New Delhi –110002.
20. Executive Director Central Social Welfare Board, 12, Tara Crescent Road, Institutional Area,
New Delhi -110016.
21. Executive Director, Rashtriya Mahila Kosh, 1, Abul Fazal Road, Bengali Market, New Delhi. Member
22. Dr. Usha Nayyar, Director ( Women's Division) NCERT, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi. Member
23. Director, National Crime Records Bureau, East Block 7, R.K.Puram, New Delhi -110066. Member
24. Dr. Banerjee Director Centre for Women's Development Studies
25, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi.
25. Vice-Chancellor SNDT Women's University 3, Nathibai Thackersay Road, Mumbai. Member
26. Dr. Vidya Rao Tata Institute of Social Sciences P.B. 8313, Zion-Trombay Road, Deonar Mumbai. Member
27. Prof. B. Vijyalakshmi Department of Social Work Arts College, Andhra University, Vishaka Patnam. Member
28. Chairman All India Women's Conference 6, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi – 110001. Member
29. Shri Subhash Msdhapurkar Director Social Upliftment Through Rural Action (SUTRA)
Jagjit Nagar via Garkhal, Solan Distt (H.P.)
30. Smt. Radha Rajan Vigil Public Opinion Forum 12/3, Park Street Kalakshetra Colony,
Besant Nagar, Madras -600090.
31. Smt. Ruth Manorama, President, National Alliance of Women
8/10, Naina Shetty Palaya Dannerghatta Main Road, Bangalore – 560076.
32. Snit. Renana Jhabvala, SEWA, Opposite Victoria Garden, Bhadra Ahmedabad - 380001. Member
33. Smt. Vasudha Dhagamwar, MARG, 113-A, Shahapur Jat, New Delhi. Member
34. President, Mahila Dakshita Samithi 19, Fire Brigade Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001. Member
35 Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Women and Child Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Convener

Terms of Reference :

  1. to review the existing approach, strategies, priorities; the on-going policies and programmes and their implementation for the welfare, development and empowerment of women, both within the women-specific and women-related Sectors and suggest rationalization / minimization of the on-going programmes and effective inter-sectoral convergence ;
  2. to identify neglected areas and groups ; gaps, weaknesses and bottlenecks in the implementation ; and take note of the emerging problems / situations related to welfare, protection, development and empowerment of women in the changing scenario and suggest necessary interventions ;
  3. to review the progress of the implementation of Women's Component Plan - a strategy introduced in the Ninth Plan to ensure flow of benefits / funds from other developmental sectors to women and suggest necessary measures to improve its effectiveness;
  4. to review the implementation of the existing women-specific and women-related legislations and mechanisms for their enforcement and suggest corrective measures;
  5. to review the functioning of the existing institutional Arrangements, both at the Central and State levels for implementation of policies and programmes for empowering women and suggest measures to make them more effective;
  6. to review and assess the involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions / Local Self Government Bodies and NGOs in the implementation of programmes for empowering women, and suggest measures for their effective involvement in tie planning processes; and
  7. to review the physical and financial achievements in relation to the targets fixed under various programmes for women during the Ninth Plan and project programme-wise requirements, both physical and financial for Empowering Women during the Tenth Five Year Plan ( 2002 -07);

The Chairman of the Working Group, if necessary, may constitute Sub Groups oh any specific area / problem and also co-opt additional Members.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be born by the parent Department/Ministry/Organization to which the officers belong Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I Officers of the Government of India and this will be paid by the Planning Commission.

The Working Group shall submit its Final Report positively by 28th February 2001.