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GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY

DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961/RULES 1998

                   Under the provision of the Act, specific rules viz. Puducherry Dowry Prohibition Rules 1998 was notified.  Under the provisions of the Rules the regionwise Dowry Prohibition Officers are appointed at Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam to peruse the complaints lodged under the provisions of the Act/Rules.  

Sl. No.

Designation of Officer

Area

1.

Director. Department of Women & Child Development, Puducherry

Whole of the Union Territory of Puducherry

2.

Deputy Director (Women Development). Department of Women & Child Development, Puducherry.

Puducherry region

3.

Child Development Project Officer. Department of Women & Child, Development, Karaikal

Karaikal region

4. Regional Administrator, Mahe Mahe region
5. Regional Administrator, Yanam Yanam region

Download Dowry Prohibition Rules, 1998

 

IMMORAL TRAFFIC (PREVENTION) ACT, 1956.

 

                   A State Level Co-ordination Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to review the situation and progress made in the implementation of the National Plan of Action and Provision of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 has been set up under this Act.  The Committee plans for the actions to combat the trafficking and exploitation of women and children and for making strategies for prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of women and children who are victims of sexual exploitation.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT/RULES

 

                   The Act was enacted by the Government of India on 26-11-2006.  Action is being taken by this Department for the appointment of Protection Officers/ Service providers under the Act in this Union Territory.

Download Domestic Violence Act & Rules

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKING PLACES

 

                   In order to ensure the safety of women at working places a Complaints Committee has been set up as per the directions of the Supreme Court in this Union Territory.  The Director of Department of Women and Child Development, has been appointed as the Nodal Agent/State Level Officer to the Complaints Committee on Sexual Harassment for this Union Territory. 

 

 

 

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