[UPSC Prelims Focus] Jaya Jaitly Task Force

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  • The Women and Child Development Ministry has constituted a task force to examine issues related to age of motherhood, lowering Maternal Mortality Rate and improvement of nutritional levels.


  • Objective
    • The task force will be headed by Jaya Jaitly and it will submit its report by 31st July of next month.
  • The Terms of Reference
    • To examine the issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Sex Ratio at Birth, Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and any other issues pertaining to health and nutrition.
    • To suggest measures for promoting higher education among women.
    • To suggest suitable legislations and amendments in existing laws and also chalk out a detailed roll-out plan with timelines to implement these recommendations.