NCW member Rekha Sharma, has been appointed as chairperson of teh National Commisison for Women (NCW). Sharma, 54, was earlier a member of the Commission and was holding additional charge of chairperson after Lalitha Kumaramangalam demitted office in September last year.
She belongs to Haryana. As a member of the Commission, she visited and inspected a number of psychiatric institutions, custodial homes throughout the country and interacted with women admitted in these institutions. She had recently stocked a controversy by suggesting abolition of confession in churches.
Expressing happiness on her appointment, Sharma said, “It is with a great honour, respect and sense of duty that I take up the charge of Chairperson, National Commission for Women”. “The National Commission for Women will stay true to its mission of upholding women’s constitutional and legal rights and facilitating redressal of their grievances,” she added.