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The commission is a statutory body vested with powers as applicable to the Civil Court in respect of requisitioning of any public record from any Court or office, issuing orders for the examination of witnesses and documents to enforce the attendance of a person to give witnesses and before the Commission for holding an enquiry in any matter, to appoint any officer of the State or Central Government for holding a deleted enquiry into any question woman.
The main focus area identified by the commission is the eradication of violence against woman. As soon as any incident related to the exploitation/molestation/atrocities against woman comes to the notice of the Commission, immediate steps are taken to intervene with the respective Government/police authority in order to ensure that proper investigations are conducted and the offenders prosecuted. A number of cases pertaining to matrimonial matters, property matters, dowry harassment, dowry deaths, rape, sexual harassment at workplace, etc. are being recorded at the commission’s office. In order, to handle cases pertaining to atrocities against woman, the Commission endeavors to offer counseling services to needy woman prior to the commencement of any litigation. For this purpose, a Counseling and Free Legal Aid Center has been established in the Commission’s premises at Mumbai on 18th March 1995.