The Commission shall perform all or any of the following functions, namely
  a) investigate and examine all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the constitution and other laws;
  b) present to the Government  annually and at such other times as the Commission may deem fit, reports upon the working of these safeguards;
  c) make in such reports recommendations for the effective implementation of those safeguards for improving the conditions of women in the Capital;
  d) Review, from time to time, the existing provisions of the Constitution and other laws affecting women and recommend amendments thereto so as to suggest remedial legislative measures to meet any lacunae, inadequacies or shortcomings in such legislations;
  e) take up the cases of violation of the provision of the Constitution and of other-laws relating to women with appropriate authorities;
  f) look into complaints and take suo moto notice of matters relating to: -
    i) deprivation of women’s rights;
    ii) non-implementation of laws enacted to provide protection to women and also achieve the objective of equality and development;
    iii) non-compliance of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions aimed at mitigating handships and ensuring welfare and providing relief to women, and take up the issues arising  out of such matters with appropriate authorities.
  g) call for special studies or investigations into specific problems or situations arising out of discrimination and atrocities against women and identify the constraints so as to recommend strategies for  their removal;
  h) undertake promotional and educational research so as to suggest ways of ensuring due representation of women in all spheres and identify factors responsible for impeding their advancement, such as, lack of access to housing and basic services, inadequate support services and technologies for reducing drudgery and occupational health hazards and for increasing their productivity;
  i) participate and advise on the planning process of socio-economic development of women;
  j) evaluate the progress of the development of women in the Capital;

inspect or cause to be inspected a jail, remand home, women’s institution or other place of custody where women are kept as prisoners or otherwise, and take up with the concerned authorities for remedial action if found necessary;

  l) fund litigation involving issues affecting a large body of women;
  m) make periodical reports to the Government on any matter pertaining to women and in particular various difficulties under which women toil;
  n) any other matter which may be referred to it by the Government
The Government shall cause all the reports referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) and those received from the National Commission to be laid before the Legislative Assembly of the Capital along with a memorandum explaining the action taken or proposed to be taken on the recommendations relating to the Capital and the reasons for the non-acceptance, if any, of any such recommendations.
The Commission shall while investigating any matter referred to in clause (a) or sub-clause (i) of clause (f) of sub-section (i), have all the powers of a Civil Court trying suit and in particular, in respect of the following matters, namely: -
  a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person from any part of India and examine him on oath;
  b) requiring the discovery and production of any document;
  c) receiving evidence on affidavits;
  d) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;
  e) issuing Commissions for the examination of witnesses and documents; and
  f) any other matter which may be prescribed.


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