- The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is a statutory body established under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
- The commission works under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child development.
- NCPCR is mandated to function for the protection and promotion of child rights. It is also mandated to monitor the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
- The Commission may inquire into complaints and take suo motu notice of matters relating to-
- Deprivation and violation of child rights;
- Non-implementation of laws providing for protection and development of children;
- Non-compliance of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions aimed at mitigating hardships to and ensuring welfare of the children and to provide relief to such children;
Why in News?
- The Supreme Court has issued notice to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights during the course of the suo-moto case on conditions of children protection homes across the country in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.