ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMISSION
In keeping with its
mandate, the Tripura Commission for Women initiated
various steps to protect the rights and interests of
women and worked for their empowerment during the year
under report. In the year 2015-16, the Commission has
received a large number of complaints relating to
various categories of crimes against women such as
domestic violence, dowry torture, dowry death,
kidnapping, desertion, bigamy, rape, rape at promising
marriage, sexual harassment of women at workplace, etc.
Most of the cases registered in the Commission or
brought before it relate to marital discord and domestic
violence, the Commission took upon itself the task of
counseling the parties concerned, so that family
disputes could be settled speedily and effectively
without being dragged into the courts of law. The
Commission carried out its own investigations of the
incidents of crimes against women like unnatural deaths
or dowry deaths and incidents of rape reported to it or
informed through paper clippings. Thereafter the
Commission pursued those matters to expedite police
actions. Apart from that, the Commission conducted many
other inquiries into the cases relating to violations of
women’s rights either registered with it or suo moto
from paper clippings as and when considered necessary by
the Commission. For taking proper action, the reports of
those enquiries were sent to the Police and to the
concerned administrative authorities with the findings
and recommendations of the Commission.
A committee, comprising of Commission Members and
Medical Officers of Govt. hospitals, was formed with the
aim of keeping vigilant watch on proper implementation
of PC-PNDT Act in Government Hospitals and Private
Nursing Homes in the state.
In different phases the Commission interacted with the
print and electronic media, Medical Professionals,
Administrative Officers, Judicial Officers, Lawyers,
Academicians, Social Activists and NGOs on the issues
like increasing rate of crime against women and low
conviction rate in women related crimes, implementation
of different laws enacted time to time for protection
and safeguard of women and proper implementation of
programmes and projects for development of women and
during the period under report.
During the period the Commission visited Female
Correction Centre, Destitute and Protective Homes for
Women and Girls, Nursing Trainee Girls’ Hostel, SC/ST
Girls’ Hostel attached to HS Schools of Tripura and
Ladies Hostel for working Women Agartala.
Recommendations for remedial measures to be adopted to
improve the living conditions of the inmates were sent
to the concerned authorities of the said Institutions.
The Commission gave top most priority on awareness
generation programmes for the public in general and
women in particular. During the year under report the
Commission visited almost all Sub-Divisions under
Districts including the remote areas of hills and plains
of the State to reach the women and to make them aware
about their rights.
A very special attention was given on Awareness
Generation under ‘Prevention of Crime against Women’ in
different places of Tripura in the period under report.
The programme was conducted with the aim to aware people
regarding care and protection of Women and Girl Child.
Apart from that, the Commission attended many seminars
on women related issues like Women’s Human Rights,
Domestic Violence, workshops on Laws affecting women
including PC-PNDT Act and different Departments of the
State Government, Government Degree Colleges, NSS Units
under Plus Two Schools and Colleges. The Commission also
attended various awareness generation programmes for
public in general and for women in particular throughout
the state organized by Panchayati Raj Institutions,
different Departments of the Government, NGOs, Women’s
Organizations and local Clubs during the period under
During the year under report the Commission maintained
its networking with the National Commission for Women,
the Women’s Commissions of other States and attended
meetings, seminars and workshops convened or organized
by the NCW and the State Commissions.
During the year under report 17 meetings of the
Commission, presided over by the Chairperson, were held,
where all important decisions regarding activities and
new initiative of the Commission were taken.