Union Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani calls upon NCPCR to review infrastructure gaps in Child Care Homes
By PIB Delhi
Union Women and Child Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has called upon National Commission for Protection of Child Rights ( NCPCR) to see and review the infrastructure gaps in Child Care Homes. The Minister also asked NCPCR to present these gaps to the WCD Ministry so that these can be brought up in the upcoming budget.
Section 27 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 makes it mandatory to establish at least one Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in each district as the authority to dispose of cases for the care, protection, treatment, development, and rehabilitation of children in need of care & protection and to provide for their basic needs and protection of human rights. The functions and responsibilities of the CWC shall be in accordance with Section 30 Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. 2015.
Infrastructure for CWC
Mission Vatsalya scheme provides infrastructure and financial support to the States/ UTs for facilitating the setting up of CWCs in every district and to ensure their effective functioning. The Children’s Home being constructed shall have two rooms of 300 Sq. ft. each for the CWC. Where an existing Children’s Home has the required space available within the premises, the same shall be provided to the Committee. However, in districts where there is no Children’s Home or the existing Children’s Home has no space for the CWC, funds will be provided under the Mission for constructing or renting suitable premises for the CWC. Mission Vatsalya Scheme provides Rs.9,25,800/- for the Construction of CWC.
Provisions for Child Welfare Committee (CWC) under Mission Vatsalya Scheme:
Sl. No. Item of Expenditure Amount (in Rs.) A Administrative Expenses (i) Child-related expenses including medicines, transpiration, etc. 1,80,000/- per annum (ii) Child related expenses including medicines, transpiration, etc. 84,000/- per annum Honorarium / Remuneration (i) Honorarium/ Remuneration for 20 meetings for 05 members including chairperson (Rs. 2000/-x20x5x12) 24,00,000/- per annum (ii) One Assistant-cum-Data Entry operator 1,42,992/- per annum
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. The Commission is mandated to monitor the proper and effective implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, and its Rules; the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009.