Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

Alok Rawat appointed as first male member of National Commission for Women

New Delhi: Former Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat Alok Rawat has been appointed as the first male member of the National Commission for Women (NCW), filling the fourth seat in the five-member body.

Alok Rawat was appointed as first male Member of National Commission for Women (NCW).

Alok Rawat was appointed as first male Member of National Commission for Women (NCW).

A 1977 batch Sikkim cadre IAS officer, Rawat has served as director/joint secretary in ministry of defence and ministry of road transport and highways; secretary (UPSC); secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances) in the cabinet secretariat and secretary in ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation.

Not deterred to voice his opinions in a female-dominated body, he said, “I feel that the presence of a male would provide a better understanding to the women issues.”

Rawat said that working with the Commission will be a new experience and his first focus will be to learn the job.

“I will learn the job first as issues pertaining to women are a bit different from development agenda. So I will observe and learn first,” he said.

Inputs with PTI

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