Dedicated Widow Cell constituted in Chandigarh

March 13, 2018 06:16 PM

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Chandigarh has constituted Dedicated Widows Cell for the welfare of widows. It is constituted under the directions of the Supreme Court.
The first meeting of Dedicated Widows Cell was held in the office of Secretary, District legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh on Monday.   Being Chairperson of the Dedicated Widows Cell, Secretary, DLSA proposed to identify all important and relevant Welfare Schemes so that a compilation in that regard could be prepared along with collective data base of the widow's as well as the numbers and particulars of her children, if any.
In the meeting, it was also resolved  to constitute a team of 5 persons consisting of 4 Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) and one Panel  Lawyer. The Widows' Cell shall be collectively and individually  responsible for planning, allocation and execution of work related to registration of widows,  documentation, grievance redressal, response to Helpline and Help Desk, overseeing mechanisms for Shelter Homes, health Services, legal aid, counseling,linking with livelihood and housing schemes, ensuring protection of the person, children and property of widows in their jurisdiction and networking with all the other district Widows' Cell, State and National mechanisms established for the welfare of widows.    
Mr Virat, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Centre, U.T., Chandigarh also proposed for associating willing  NGOs who are working for the welfare of women and to also appraise the targeted group about women laws and laws relating inheritance It was also proposed to print a directory having full information of widows.
The meeting was also attended  by the Deputy Director, Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh Administration, and Company Secretary, Chandigarh Child & Women Development Corporation, Chandigarh along with other representative of various departments.  Who all also proposed to conduct surveys relating to this issue through Anganwadi workers.EOM


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