It is often said that the status of women is the mirror of the society. India from time to time saw down-gradation in the status of women and to improve the situation National Commission for Women and State Commission for Women under it were established.
In January 1992, the National Commission for Women (NCW), was set up as a statutory body under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 ( Act No. 20 of 1990 of Govt. of India ) with the following objectives:
The Complaints and Counselling Cell of the commission processes all the complaints whether received orally, written or suo moto under Section 10 of the NCW Act. Online Registration of Complaint can be done via website of the National Commission for Women (http;//ncw.nic.in).The complaints received relate to domestic violence, harassment, dowry, torture, desertion, bigamy, rape, refusal to register FIR, cruelty by husband, deprivation, gender discrimination and sexual harassment at work place.
Whenever an aggrieved Woman approaches the Mahila Ayog/ National Commission for Women, the complaint is filed against the Respondent by the National Commission for Women (NCW). NCW ensures that the whole process is carried out fairly and the aggrieved person is not forced to withdraw the complaint.
Similarly during Divorce if a women is threatened or misbehaved with, she can approach the Mahila Ayog/ National Commission for Women for help through its 24/7 helpline number – 1091. NCW will ensure the protection of the aggrieved women if necessary depending on the case.