Swati Maliwal takes charge as DCW chief
Swati <g data-gr-id="15">Maliwal</g> on Tuesday took charge as the Chairperson of Delhi <g data-gr-id="16">Commisson</g> for Women (DCW), along with three other members, a day after their appointments were approved by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
<g data-gr-id="23">Maliwal</g> and the entire DCW staff paid homage to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who passed away on Monday night. Sitting on her chair next to a sketched photograph of Kalam, <g data-gr-id="24">Maliwal</g> said: “<g data-gr-id="25">Kalamji</g> is no more which is <g data-gr-id="19">a very huge</g> loss to the country. Unfortunately, I never had a chance of meeting him but he has always been my inspiration.”
“<g data-gr-id="21">Kalamji</g> never wanted a national holiday after his death, in fact he wanted people who love him to work extra and so, we today will be in office till late and continue with our work,” she said. <g data-gr-id="22">Maliwal</g> said her aim is to strengthen the DCW but at the moment she wants to utilise the powers which are already with the commission. “None of the <g data-gr-id="28">mandate</g> of DCW <g data-gr-id="27">were</g> followed during the previous regime (when Barkha Singh Shukla was the chairperson). We have the mandate to visit places like protection homes, GB Road and Tihar Jail and give recommendations for the betterment of <g data-gr-id="26">condition</g> of women.”