Status and role of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is a statutory body set up under the Provisions of Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 to deal with all issues relating to child rights and make recommendations to the Government. NCPCR has dealt with 1474 complaints of violation of child rights as on 30/6/2010. There are six vacant posts of Member in the Commission as the term of two Members appointed earlier has ended. NCPCR has been sanctioned 36 posts and presently 12 officers/staff are in Position on deputation from various organizations. The recruitment rules are yet to be formulated by as NCPCR has been constituted only in 2007.

ection-17 of Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (CPCR Act, 2005) provides for setting up of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. It is up to State Government to set up a State Commission. Eight States/UTs have so far constituted the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights which includes Assam, Delhi, Goa, Karnataka, Sikkim, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights have requested State Governments from time to time to set up State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights.

This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Development (Independent Charge) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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