The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the government for the mismatch between the "wonderful" welfare schemes for children belonging to lower strata of society and their implementation, saying the ground reality was "completely different".
The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the central government to appoint the chairman and the members of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights as same was dysfunctional on account of their absence.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) today opposed the Women and Child Development ministry`s proposal for lowering the age of a juvenile from 18 to 16, calling it "against child rights".
NGOs in Tamil Nadu have claimed that children of migrant workers from Odisha and AP are being deprived of basic facilities, prompting the NCPCR to seek action taken report from the corresponding state governments.
With encephalitis claiming lives of large number of children in Uttar Pradesh`s Gorakhpur district, the country`s child rights protection body has directed the state`s Principal Secretary Health to appear before it next month.
The J&K Government has assured the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to table a revised Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act in the Assembly to look after children in need of care and protection.
Mathura`s child welfare system is marred by poor sanitation and living standards, dilapidated buildings, ineffective staff and irregular adoptions, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) says.