Child Development Ministry
14 Dec 2018
The government is not planning to replace the existing take-home rations and supplementary nutrition to packaged nutrients at anganwadis, the Lok Sabha was told today.
24 Nov 2018
The new proposed amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) plan to crack down on child pornography.
07 Oct 2018
A government toll-free number for reporting child sexual assault cases has been suspended temporarily after it appeared in pornographic content search, and calls seeking sexual services were received, a senior NCPCR official said.
29 Sep 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to award those who helped in the implementation of 'Poshan Abhiyaan' and has asked the States and Union Territories to shortlist work of frontline functionaries who have worked towards making this mission a success.
11 Sep 2018
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has issued an advisory on the deadly "Momo Challenge", asking parents to monitor social media activity of their children to ensure that they are not engaging in the dangerous game.
08 Sep 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry has invited nominations for this year's National Children Awards given to children with outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service, and bravery.
07 Sep 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India.
27 Aug 2018
A toll-free helpline was launched today to address queries associated with nutrition and malnutrition, a major area of concern in the country, a Women and Child Development official said.
24 Aug 2018
There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.
09 Aug 2018
The nation is shocked by tales of abuse which have emerged from children shelter homes in UP and Bihar. More disturbing is the fact that in both cases, officials reportedly turned a blind eye for long.
08 Aug 2018
Women and Child Development Ministry has ordered a social audit of over 9,000 child care institutions across India in two months, an official said today.
02 Aug 2018
The SC has taken suo motu cognizance of the Muzaffapur shelter home sex abuse case. Among its first directions were instructions to media not to publish visuals of the minor victims, even in blurred or morphed form.
13 May 2018
Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the High Courts to consider the issue as it involves "violation of human rights".
07 May 2018
If a new proposal of Union Women and Child Development Ministry sees the light of the day, child sexual abuse survivors may be able to register a police complaint till the time they turn 25.
28 Dec 2017
India will soon introduce a new anti-trafficking law, that proposes 10-year jail for violators engaged in "aggravated forms" and life imprisonment for repeat offenders.
20 Aug 2017
In 2015, the Supreme Court quashed Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, calling it "unconstitutional".
25 Jul 2017
There are 34 lakh central government employees in India, and women constitute 11% of the total force.
03 Jun 2017
12 million child marriages were recorded in India in 2001-11; 5 million victims were girls and 7 million were boys revealed a report.
31 May 2017
Nestle India is revamping its Maggi Masala Noodles by cutting the salt content and adding iron to launch a new fortified variant of the ready-to-cook noodles.
30 Aug 2016
The Home Ministry has stated that marital rape cannot be criminalized for girls under 18 years, citing "social realities."
19 Apr 2016
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said the government is mulling criminalising marital rape.
11 Mar 2016
On being asked if the government intended to criminalise marital rape, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that "the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be applied in the Indian context."
5 Dec 2015
The government is awaiting the Law Commission report in order to introduce a law to make marital rape punishable by revising the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
19 Jul 2015
In its report to the women and child development (WCD) ministry, the Pam Rajput committee recommended that marital rape be made an offence.