National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

Why in News?

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is considering the revision of guidelines for child participants in reality television shows.

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

About the Commission

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005).

NCPCR is a statutory body under the CPCR Act,2005 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.

Objective

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.

 

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