P. Sobha Development of Women through Welfarism – A Study in Chittoor District
The Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women.Within the framework of a democratic polity, our laws, development policies, Plans and programmes have aimed at women‘s advancement in different spheres. In recent years, the empowerment of women has been recognized as the central issue in determining the status of women. Women and Welfare Policy in India The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The 73rd and 74th Amendments (1993) to the Constitution of India have provided for reservation of seats... The National Commission for Women was set up by an Act of Parliament in 1990 to safeguard the rights and legal entitlements of women. From the Fifth Five Year Plan (1974-78) onward there has been a marked shift in the approach to women‘s issues from welfare to development.