NCW seeks explanation from IAS officer over remark to student on sanitary napkins

The NCW said it had observed that such "insensitive attitude" from a person at a responsible position was condemnable and extremely shameful.The NCW said it had observed that such "insensitive attitud

Published: 29th September 2022 12:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2022 12:50 PM   |  A+A-

National commission for women

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought explanation from a senior IAS officer over her "inappropriate and highly objectionable" remark to a student who asked about affordable sanitary napkins.

According to media reports, when the girl student from Bihar asked why the government could not provide sanitary pads, Harjot Kaur Bhamra responded, "Tomorrow, you attain the age of family planning and you would expect the government to provide 'nirodh' (condoms) too."

The NCW said it had observed that such "insensitive attitude" from a person at a responsible position was condemnable and extremely shameful.

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"NCW has taken cognizance of the matter. Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Harjot Kaur Bhamra, IAS, seeking explanation over her inappropriate and highly objectionable remarks," the women's panel said in a statement.



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  • Pradeep K

    If such a remark has been actually passed by the IAS officer
    1 month ago reply
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