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CHILD Protection & Child Rights » IV. National Mechanisms » National Actors » National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights


The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was established in March 2007 as a statutory body under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. It was set up to protect, promote and defend child rights in the country. The Commission consists of a chairperson and six members who are well versed in child welfare.

The function of the commission is to:
  • Examine any law or constitutional provisions to ensure that the safeguards of the law protect child rights
  • Provide the central government with recommendations to improve correct the safeguards
  • Inquire into child rights violations
  • Examine the risk factors for children affected by terrorism, communal violence, riots, natural disasters, domestic violence, HIV/ AIDS, trafficking, maltreatment, torture and exploitation, pornography, and prostitution and recommend appropriate remedial measures
  • Look into the special care and protection of children from distress, marginalised and disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Study and ensure implementations of child rights treaties
  • Conduct research in the field of child rights
  • Create awareness through various mediums
  • Inspect any children's home or observations homes where children have been detained
  • Inspect any juveniles custodial home, or place of residence or institution for children, under the control of the central government or any other authority, ​and take up with authorities for remedial action.
  • Inquire into complaints and take suo motu notice of matter relating to deprivation and violation of child rights or ​n​on implementation of laws providing for protection and development of children or ​n​on compliance of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions to ensure welfare of the children.

Complaints can be addressed to:

Chairperson
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights,
5th Floor, Chanderlok Building, 36, Janpath,
New Delhi - 110 001
E-Mail: complaints.ncpcr@gmail.com
Website: http://ncpcr.gov.in/

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