GUWAHATI, Jan 31: Aiming to reach out to a large section of people, the Assam State Commission for Women (ASCW) on Saturday launched its official website – www.ascw.org.in at a function held at its headquarters in the city.
The new website was launched by the Social Welfare Department Principal Secretary, Mukesh C Sahu, in the presence of ASCW Chairperson Chikimiki Talukdar, Member Secretary Cauvery Barkakati Sharma, and other board members.
The salient feature of the new website is that any woman in distress would be able to file their complaint online from any place in the State. This feature will help reduce the time in delivering justice to the victim women. Apart from the ‘Online Complaint Lodging System’, the website will provide information about the organisation and its activities in detail.
Launching the website, Sahu termed it as a landmark day for the ASCW and said that the Commission’s presence in digital media and social media platforms was an encouraging step towards taking it to more number of women.
“This will also create a challenge for us to constantly upgrade our complaint redressal system,” he added.
Commenting on the development, Chairperson Talukdar said that the website with integrated complaint filing system would extend its reach to the remotest locations of Assam.
Member Secretary Sharma said that it gave her immense satisfaction to be a part of the developing process of the ASCW’s website and the online complaint lodging system. “I believe this portal will support us greatly in our endeavour towards women empowerment,” she said.
During the day, the ASCW also registered its presence on social media platforms by rolling out its Facebook and Twitter accounts in order to create awareness among women, and the general public at large, about the rights of the females.
The official Facebook page is https://m.facebook.com/Assam-State-Commission-for-Women-100206948654055 and the Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/ASCW_Assam.