Mamta Sharma, Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) demitted office on 1 August 2014. She served the Commission for three years. Ms. Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar, Member, NCW would act as Chairperson, NCW with effect from 1 August 2014.
Mamta Sharma took over charge as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women on 2 August 2011.
About Mamta Sharma
• She was born to ardent patriot Dharlal Devta who took active part in the freedom struggle and laid down his life in the fight for freedom of India
• Sharma joined active politics in 1985 and was nominated as the Executive member of Rajasthan Red Cross Society in 1986
• Later she became the General Secretary of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee
• She contested the Assembly Elections of the Rajasthan from Bundi Constituency and won by a great margin defeating her nearest rival.
• In the year 2002, she was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary during the Cabinet expansion of Atal Bihari Vajpayee government
• She was re-elected for the State Assembly from Bundi Constituency in the year 2003, defeating her nearest rival by a landslide margin again and was the only lone woman candidate to have won the 2003 Assembly Elections out of 18 women contested.
About National Commission for Women
The National Commission for Women was set up as statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 to:
• review the Constitutional and Legal safeguards for women ;
• recommend remedial legislative measures ;
• facilitate redressal of grievances and
• advise the Government on all policy matters affecting women.
Dr.Girija Vyas was the only Chairperson who served for two terms of three years each.
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