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  • Govt has enacted the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act (CPCR), 2005, extending pan-India except to the State of Jammu and Kashmir


  • Under Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (CPCR), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) have been created as Statutory bodies for protection of child rights.
  • 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 Commission may inquire into complaints and take suomotu notice of matters relating to -:
  • Deprivation and violation of child rights
  • Non-implementation of laws providing for protection and development of children
  • Non-compliance of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions aimed at mitigating hardships to and ensuring welfare of the children and to provide relief to such children
  • Or take up the issues arising out of such matters with appropriate authorities.
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