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Yasmeen Abrar to be acting chief of NCW

Monday April 11, 2011 10:40:02 PM, PTI

New Delhi: National Commission for Women member Yasmeen Abrar has assumed charge as acting chairperson of the NCW on completion of the tenure of Girija Vyas, officials said today.

The six-year tenure of Vyas had ended on April 8.

Abrar will hold the office of chairperson of NCW till the vacancy is filled by a fresh nomination under NCW Act, 1990.

She has been a member of NCW since 2005 and was nominated for a second term in 2008.

Daughter of a well-known freedom fighter of Rajasthan and wife of late Abrar Ahmad, former Union Minister of State for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs, Abrar grew up in a political family and represented Sawai Madhopur constituency as member of Rajasthan Assembly from 1998 to 2003.

She had also been a consultant with Rashtriya Mahila Kosh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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