Department of Women & Child

महिला एवं बाल विभाग

Women Union is a sub-part of our Organization also known as VOY. Women Union is responsible for women empowerment which is one of the key objective of our organization. In this union women can join us to help in our motive and can raise their voice to become the voice of women and youth.


Vision and Mission


Empowered women living with dignity and contributing as equal partners in development in an environment free from violence and discrimination. And, well nurtured children with full opportunities for growth and development in a safe and protective environment.


Promoting social and economic empowerment of women through cross-cutting policies and programmers, mainstreaming gender concerns, creating awareness about their rights and facilitating institutional and legislative support for enabling them realize their human rights and develop to their full potential. Ensuring development, care and protection of children through cross-cutting policies and programmer, spreading awareness about their rights and facilitating access to learning, nutrition, institutional and legislative support for enabling them to grow and develop to their full potential.


The broad mandate of the Department is to have holistic development of Women and Children. As a nodal Ministry for the advancement of women and children, the Ministry formulates plans, policies and programmers; enacts/ amends legislation, guides and coordinates the efforts of both governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the field of Women and Child Development. Besides, playing its nodal role, the Ministry implements certain innovative programmers for women and children. These programmers cover welfare and support services, training for employment and income generation, awareness generation and gender sensitization. These programmers play a supplementary and complementary role to the other general developmental programmers in the sectors of health, education, rural development etc. All these efforts are directed to ensure that women are empowered both economically and socially and thus become equal partners in national development along with men.

Subjects Allocated to the Department

  • Welfare of the family.
  • Women and Child Welfare and Coordination of activities of other Ministries and Organisation in connection with this subject.
  • References from the United Nations Organizations relating to traffic in Women and Children
  • National Nutrition Policy, national Plan of Action for Nutrition and National Nutrition Mission.
  • Charitable and religious endowments pertaining to subjects allocated to this Department
  • Promotion and development of voluntary effort on the subjects allocated to this Department
  • Implementation of –
    • Immoral Traffic in Women and Girl Act. 1956 (as amended upto 1986).
    • The Indecent Representation of Women (Prevention) Act, 1986 (60 of 1986).
    • The Dowry Prohibition Act. 1961 (28 of 1961)
    • The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988), excluding the administration of criminal justice in regard to offences under these Acts.
  • Implementation of the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Food (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992 (41 of 1992).
  • Coordination of activities of Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)
  • Planning, Research, Evaluation, Monitoring, Project Formulations, Statistics and Training relating to the welfare and development of women and children, including development of gender sensitive data base.
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB)
  • National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD)
  • Food and Nutrition Board
  • Food and Nutrition Board (FNB)
  • Development and popularization of subsidiary and protective foods.
  • Nutrition extension.

Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity.

  • National Commission for Women.
  • Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK)
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 (56 of 2000).
  • Probation of Juvenile offenders.
  • Issues relating to adoption, Central Adoption Resource Agency and Child Help Line (Childline)
  • The Children Act, 1960 (60 of 1960)
  • The Child Marriage – Restraint Act, 1929 (19 of 1929)

Only 18+ Girls can Join our Team in Women Union