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Steering Committee for Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Empowerment of Women and Development of Children

Dated 22nd January 2001

In the context of the formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07), it has been decided to set up a Steering Committee on the ' Empowerment of Women and Development of Children ' with the following Composition.

1. Member,
In-charge of WCD
Planning Commission, New Delhi.
Chairperson
2. Secretary,
Department of Women and Child Development, Shastri Bhavan New Delhi.
Member
3. Secretary,
Department of Health, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member
4. Secretary,
Department of Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan New Delhi.
Member
5. Secretary
Department of Elementary Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member
6. Secretary
Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member
7. Secretary,
Ministry of Labour, Shram Shakti Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member
8. Secretary
Ministry of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation, Nirman Bhavan New Delhi.
Member
9. Secretary,
Ministry of Rural Development, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member
10. Secretary,
Deptt. of Agriculture and Co-operation, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member
11. Secretary,
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member
12. Secretary,
Deptt. of Science and Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mahrauli Road, New Delhi.
Member
13. Secretary,
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Member
14. Secretary,
Women and Child Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad – 500022.
Member
15. Secretary
Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka,
Secretariat, Multi -Storey Building, Bangalore –560001.
Member
16. Secretary,
Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat, Gandhi Nagar - 382 010.
Member
17. Secretary,
Women and Child Development, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur – 302001.
Member
18. Secretary
Women and Child Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh,
Sachivalaya Bhavan, Lucknow – 226001.
Member
19. Secretary
Women and Child Development, Government of Sikkim, Gangatok – 737101.
Member
20. Shri S.S. Boparai, K.C.
Principal Adviser, Planning Commission, Yojana Bhavan, New Delhi –110001.
Member
21. Chairperson,
National Commission for Women ICCW Building
4, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg, New Delhi – 110002.
Member
22. Chairperson,
Central Social Welfare Board
12, Tara Crescent Road Institutional Area, New Delhi – l10016.
Member
23. Director,
National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development,
5, Siri Fort Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016.
Member
24. Executive Director,
Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
1, Abul Fazal Road, Bengali Market, New Delhi – 110001.
Member
25. Chairman
All India Women's Conference,
6, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi - 110 001.
Member
26. Smt. Ela R. Bhatt
SEWA Opposite Victoria Garden, Bhadra Ahmedabad – 380001.
Member
27. Smt. Mohini Giri
Chairperson, Guild of Service
C - 25, Qutab Institutional Area, Behind Qutab Hotel, New Delhi -
Member
28. Smt. Viji Srinivasan
ADITHI, 2/30, State Bank Colony 11, Bailey Road, Patna – 800014.
Member
29. President
Mahila Dakshita Samithi
19, Fire Brigade Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001.
Member
30. Smt. Prema Purao
Annapurana Mahila Mandal Navnit,
Block No. 4 Rammurti Road, Dadar, Mumbai – 400028.
Member
31. Dr. Kaniala Krishnaswanry
Director
National Institute of Nutrition, Jamia Osmania Tarnaka Hyderabad –500007.
Member
32. President
Indian Council for Child Welfare,
4, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi – 110002.
Member
33. Shri J.N. Kaul
SOS Children's Village of India, A-7, Nizamuddin Weft, New Delhi-110013.
Member
34. Smt. Mridula Bajaj
Mobile Crcches, DIZ Area, Raja Bazar, Sector IV, Near Gol Market, New Delhi.
Member
35. Smt Devaki Jain
Tharang, 10th Cross RMY Extension, Bangalore.
Member
36. Smt Nirmala Buch
Mahila Chetna Munch, E-4/17, Arera Colony, Bhopal.
Member
37. Dr. Sarala Gopalan
138, Vasant Enclave, New Delhi – 110057.
Member
38. Dr. Susheela Kaushik
Director, Women's Studies Centre, Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007.
Member
39. Smt. Nirmala Banerjee
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, 10, Lake Terrace, Calcutta.
Member
40. Smt. Padma Seth,
Legal Consultant, EB-166, Mays Enclave, New Delhi - 110064.
Member
41. Shri Amod Kanth
Secretary, PRAYAS Juvenile Aid Centre, F - IX, 4X Jhangirpuri, Delhi - 110023.
Member
42. Representative
The Congregation of the Sister's of the Cross Chavanad, Tirucharapally, Tamil Nadu.
Member
43. Adviser
SD and WP Division, Planning Commission New Delhi.
Member-Secretary
44. Dr. A.B. Bose,
Ex- Adviser, Planning Commission, B 200, Yojana Vihar, Delhi – 110092.
Member

The Terms of Reference of the Steering Committee will be as follows:

  1. to review the existing approach, strategies and priorities; the on-going policies and programmes of empowering women and development of children in the Ninth Five Year Plan ; and suggest, if necessary, alternative strategies, priorities, policies and programmes to accelerate the empowering process ;
  2. to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of 'Women's Component Plan’ and suggest specific measures and mechanisms to ensure that the funds / benefits flow to women from other development sectors ;
  3. to assess the impact of the on-going economic reforms and progressive globalisation / liberalization of economy on the conditions of women and children and suggest effective strategies to cope up with the situation;
  4. to review the effectiveness of the existing women and child - specific and women
    and child-related legislations and their enforcement and suggest corrective
    measures;
  5. to review the effectiveness of the existing Institutional Arrangements for Implementation of policies and programmes relating to women and children, both at Central and State levels aid suggest improvements, if necessary;
  6. to assess the role of NGOs and the status of devolution of powers and Resources to Panchayati Raj Institutions / Local Self Government Bodes, as per the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments and suggest specific measures for their effective involvement in the planning process; and
  7. to suggest an approach am necessary strategies, priorities, policies and programmes along with physical and financial targets, in pursuing the commitment of Empowering ' Women and Development of Children during the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002 - 07).

The Chairman of the Steering Committee, if necessary, may constitute Sub-Groups on any specific area / problem and also co-opt additional Members.

The Steering Committee shall submit its Report positively by, 31 May. 2001.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Steering Committee will be borne by the parent Department / Ministry Organization to which the officers belong. Non-official members will be entitled to TA / DA as admissible to Grade-I Officers of the Government of India and this will be paid by me Planning Commission.