New Delhi,25 Apr,Lok Sabha:The National Commission for Women (NCW) have recommended some major amendments in the IPC to address the issues of molestation and eve teasing as specific offences and has proposed enhanced punishments for all forms of sexual assault including rape. Corresponding changes have also been proposed in the Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act. NCW has also recommended some major amendments in the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 to make it more effective. The Commission has also proposed a Bill on Sexual Harassment at workplace so that such harassment can be treated in terms of legal provision. This was stated by Smt. Renuka Chowdhury, Minister for Women and Child Development in a reply to a question by Shri Ranen Barman in Lok Sabha here today.
She further added that the recommendations are presently under the consideration of the Government. It will not be possible at this stage to indicate any definite time frame for their implementation.