Mumbai : Though the State Government kept the post of president of State Women’s Commission vacant for years, it has now finally filled up the post of vice-president of the State Minority Commission. A State government appointee Janet D’Souza, was already president of the women’s wing of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee.
Her name was also being considered for the post of president of the Women’s Commission. She is considered to be a close associate of Congress MP Gurudas Kamat. In the year 2009, she contested Assembly Elections from Ghatkopar, but lost.
She is the daughter of Celine D’silva who was ex-minister of State in the year 1985 and MLC till 1998. She completed her education in Mumbai.
She worked as teacher in Little Flower English School at Ghatkopar founded by her mother and currently she is the principal of the same School. Her husband Lawrence (Ronny) D’souza is vice-president of the Bombay Catholic Sabha & National Secretary of All India Catholic Union.
After the demise of Celine D’silva in December 2000, she started work in Congress from grass root level as vice president, Block 76.