DELIGATION OF MONITORING POWERS ON BAR ACTS RELATED TO CHILD WELFARE

Last Updated On: 11/06/2018

The Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act 2009:-

The Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights is assigned to monitor the implementation of the Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 as per the section 31 of this act.

Further, as per the section 12 (1c) of the RTE Act 2009, this Commission also has the power to verify the 25% of admission that belongs to the weaker section and disadvantaged group at private and grants- in-aid receiving schools across the State and as per section 32 (3), this Commission is the appellate authority in terms of issues arising out of the decision taken by the “Local Authority”.

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012:-

The Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights is the monitoring authority for the effective implementation of this act, throughout the State, as per section 44 of the POCSO Act 2012.

This Commission is to monitor the designation of Special Courts by State Governments and appointment of special Public Prosecutors by State Governments and as per section 44 of POCSO Act, this Commission is to monitor and conduct activities on creating awareness programme by itself and by the stake holders.

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015:-

The Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights is assigned to monitor the implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 as laid down in the section 109 of this Act.

As per the powers conferred, the Chairperson and Members of TNCPCR are carrying out the spot inspections ensuring the implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 and Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) at child care institutions functioning under Government and NGO,s across the State.

Framing of State Child Policy for Children -2017 :-

According to National Child Policy 2013, considering the State environment, Culture, and various other factors, the Tamilnadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights has taken effective action for framing of State Child Policy for Children.

In this context, the TNCPCR has conducted sectoral meetings in phases on the following topics with all the line departmental officers, delegates, NGOs in all districts of the State by forming a Core committee.

  • 1. Survival, Health and Nutrition.
  • 2. Education, Development and Participation.
  • 3. Protection.
  • 4. Advocacy and Coordination.
  • 5. Research and Resource Allocation.

Subsequently, various programmes were conducted with School Children in all Districts of the State, so as to enable the Children to participate and share their views and suggestions on framing of the State Child Policy. Consequently, the Members, TNCPCR have framed the Draft State Child Policy 2017 and the same has been handed over to the Government on 28.02.2017.

The Government has formed a committee for considering Draft State Child Policy 2017.