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GK SPECIAL TOPIC : NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS
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GK SPECIAL TOPIC

 

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005). The Commission's Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group.

The proposed Commission have a Chairperson and six other Members, including two women members, a Member Secretary and other supporting staff. The Chairperson is a person of eminence in the field of child development. The members are the experts in the field of child health, education, child care and development, juvenile justice, children with disabilities, elimination of child labour, child psychology or sociology and laws relating to children.

The Functions of the Commissions are:

• Examine and review the safeguards provided by Constitution or any law for the protection of child rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation

• Present to the Central Government, annually reports upon the working of those safeguards.

• Examine all factors that inhibit the enjoyment of rights of most vulnerable children and  children in need of special care and protection

• Study treaties and other international instruments and undertake periodical review of existing policies, programmes and other activities on child rights and make recommendation for their effective implementation in the best interest of children.

• Undertake and promote research in the field of child rights

• Spread child rights literacy among various sections of the society and promote awareness

• inspect any juvenile custodial home, or any other place of residence or institution meant for children for the purpose of treatment, reformation or protection and take up with these authorities for remedial action

• inquire into complaints and take suo motu notice of matters relating to,

a) deprivation of child’s rights;

b) non-implementation of laws for protection and  development of children;

c) non-compliance of policy decisions, guidelines or and to provide relief to such children, take up the issues arising out of such matters with appropriate authorities;

• Such other functions as it may consider necessary for the promotion of child rights.



 

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