Ms. Lalitha Kumaramangalam took over as the
Chairperson of the National Commission for Women w.e.f. 29th September, 2014.
Belonging to an illustrious political family, comprising Governor, Cabinet
Ministers, Army General and Members of Parliament, Ms. Kumaramangalam is a
prominent political leader in her own right, who has been working relentlessly
for decades for the empowerment and advancement of women belonging to the
vulnerable and under-privileged sections of society. She has worked on issues
dealing with healthcare, HIV/AIDS prevention and worked with dis- empowered
communities like truckers, sex-workers, the LGBT community, migrant and
construction workers, SHGs and urban slum women.
Ms. Laldingliani Sailo
Mrs. Laldingliani Sailo is from Aizawl,
Mizoram. A graduate in Psychology from IP College, Delhi University, she is a
Post Graduate in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics [Department of
Sociology]. She has an M. Phil from Punjab University with a thesis on "Social
Marketing of Contraceptives". She is an alumni of the Institut Internationale
d'administration Paris, France. Mrs. Sailo is a former Indian Revenue Service
Officer having served in various positions in Tax Administration and also in
the Ministries of Human Resource Development; Health & Family Welfare; and
Renewable Energy. Before coming to the National Commission for Women, she
served in the Delhi Commission for Women where she was Member in-charge of the
Rape Crisis Cell. In the NCW she is looking after the North East Region
comprising of 8 States.