‘Women expert group’ formed

bandanaKathmandu, 27 Feb – The government has constituted a ‘women expert group’ to give suggestions and advice to the government on women rights, women uplift, awareness and empowerment.

Rights activist Chandani Joshi is the coordinator of the group which comprises Anuradha Koirala, Bandana Rana, Lily Thapa and Shantalaxmi Shrestha as members. It was formed by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare.

Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Kumar Khadka shared information about this at a press meet here today. Similarly, he said the government is working on a scheme to provide free treatment of uterine and breast cancer. Likewise, launching of the skill development for women serving time in prisons is forthcoming. The government will be establishing at least one women village and disabled village centre in every province targeting women survivors of violence.

Moreover, the provision is in the offing which compels civil service employees and people working in health, security and private sectors to deposit 10 per cent of their salary in the bank accounts of their biological parents and also prohibits parents from transferring all their properties in the name of children. The provision shall allow parents only giving their properties not exceeding 75 per cent to their offspring.

The Ministry hopes that the introduction and implementation of such provision will particularly benefit aged citizens. RSS