New Manipur State Commission for Women chairperson promise a strong commission
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 15, 2018: New chairperson of Manipur State Commission for Women, Dr. Meinam Binota, has assured to build up the commission one of the strongest commission in the state during her service time.
Binota took charge as the 6th chairperson of the women commission on November 8.
“No persons will be speared. Harsh punishment will be awarded to criminals. This is my commitment to the women of the state,” said the new chairperson while addressing the reporters at the commission chamber.
She said there is need to remove or modify our social system which needs a “gender policy and assured that the policy will be drafted.
She sought for cooperation from the stakeholders.
Binota said the commission which was set up in the year 2006 had carried out some significant works. However, it doesn’t last long.
She said, to build up the lost confident and trust from our society, the new team of the commission will put up their best efforts and carry out their duty at the level best.
A total of 90 pending cases were found when she became the chairperson and among the 90 cases, 3 cases have been disposed after court hearing.
Most of the hearings are done on Mondays and Thursdays and she tries to dispose cases which are not complicated and which do not have any conflict at her level best and even on this day of November 15, two cases were able to be disposed.
Most of the cases receives by the commission is mainly the crime against women. Still there are many case hearing going on including more than 40 running cases while other 48 cases has been close after recommending to the upper court as the commission sure of delivering justice to the victims and other cases which the commission cannot go above the rules and acts, as also close after recommendation to the other courts, she added.
There is also need to maintain welfare service and there are various schemes like women schemes, widow schemes, various schemes for women disabilities and funds for such schemes can be made available through National Women Commission as well as from the Ministry of the Women and Child Welfare without the funds of our state government, said the chairperson.
I have decided to organise an awareness program on the theme “Prevention is Better Than Cure” apart from legal awareness program not only for girls but which can be participated by both the genders among the teenagers at the age of 18 years and above. It will be conducted almost at all the district of the state with or without any funding from the state government at the earliest. The program will be carried out after a thorough discussion with social welfare minister, Nemcha Kipgen, said Binota.
She expressed her disappointment that there are only 19 staffs which are engaged on contracts.
There are security problems when violence occurs at the time of case hearing.
The chairperson appeals the state government to appoint permanent staffs and install security personnel so that the commission functions well.
She assured to work at her level best till her period as the chairperson of the commission.