Punjab Women Commission (PWC)

A Brief Introduction

The Punjab Women Commission was formed vide notification No. 2/31/91-2(SW) 1728, Dated 19/05/1998 by the Department of Social Security and Development of Women & Children, Govt. of Punjab. This was followed by notification of The Punjab State Commission For Women Act, 2001 (Punjab Act No.4 of 2001) to provide for the constitution of the State Commission for Women with a view the Status of women in the State of Punjab and to enquire into unfair practices affecting women. This Act came into force on 19/4/2001.

Composition of the State Board

The Punjab State Social Welfare Board is constituted by State Govt. with the concurrence of Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi as per the provision of the rules governing composition and functioning of the State Social Welfare Boards. The present position of the reconstitution of the State Board is as follows:


Table: List of the Chairperson, Member Secretary and Non-official Members of Punjab State Commission for Women
Sr. No Name Designation Contact Number Address
1 Ms.Manisha Gulati Chairperson 0172-2783607    88659 00064   punjabwomencommission @gmail.com SCO No.57-59, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh
2 Ms.Tanu Kashyap, IAS Member Secretary 0172-2712607 - do -
3 Ms.Veerpal Kaur Tarmala Non Official Member 98761 62462 Village Tarmala, District Shri Mukatsar Sahib
4 Ms.Palwinder Kaur Rani Non Official Member 92167 65422 Village Chhoti Thali Khurd, Post Office Ghanauli, District Roopnagar
5 Ms.Darshan Kaur Non Official Member 94637 71266 Shitla Mata Mandir Road, Ward No.4, Haryana, District Hoshiarpur
6 Ms.Pushpinder Kaur Majboor Non Official Member 94178 45188 Village & Post Office Awankha, District Gurdaspur
7 Ms.Poonam Arora Non Official Member 99881 45799 House No.2337/1, Gali No.2, Chander Nagar, Near Paharia Dairy, District Ludhiana
8 Ms.Kiranpreet Kaur Dhami Non Official Member 82880 33339 Village & Post Office Dhamia Kalan, District Hoshiarpur
9 Ms.Sukhdev Kaur Salha Non Official Member 94646 71060 Village & Post Office Talwandi Salan, District Hoshiarpur
10 Director, Social Security and Women & Child Development Department, Punjab Ex Officio Member -- SCO No.102-103, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh
11 Director General of Police, Punjab Ex Officio Member -- Punjab Police Head Quarter, Sector-9, Chandigarh

Director-General of Police (DGP), Punjab and Director, Social Security and Development of Women & Children, Punjab are ex-officio members of the commission. The Commission also includes a Member-Secretary to be appointed from Women IAS/PCS Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Govt.

For more information about the Commission visit the website: Click Here

The Administrative Report 2015-16 of the commission can be accessed here.

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