COVID 19 Commission for Protection Child Rights has written to states UTs over the issue of orphaned children

  • | Monday | 3rd May, 2021

Image Courtesy: PTIThe National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written a letter to the chief secretary of all states and union territories regarding the issue of children who have become orphan due to the death of both parents due to COVID-19. The procedure under the JJ Act 2015 ensures that the child is provided with all the minimum standards of care and the rights of such child are upheld and protected. AdvertisementsTherefore it is of utmost importance that these children who have lost their family support must be produced before the child protection authorities of the district and information about these children must be shared with the authorities. NCPCR is a statutory body constituted under Section 3 of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act 2005 to protect child rights and other related matters in the Country. AdvertisementsThe Commission is further mandated to monitor the proper and effective implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012; Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 and Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009.

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