New Delhi – The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) stressed upon the need for mandatory monitoring as prescribed under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 which mandates regular monitoring by child welfare committees, juvenile justice boards and state governments.
MWCD conducted a national mapping exercise of ‘Child Care Institutions’ (CCIs) in 2016, to ascertain whether CCIs being run by state government and Union Territories (UTs) under the Juvenile Justice Act, are in line with the standards mandated to institute corrective measures where required.
The chief secretaries of all the States and UTs were requested to get the inspection conducted under the supervision of District Magistrates.
The Ministry also issued an advisory in regard to the actions required to be taken in case of abuse of children in any child care Institutions.
The govt has also legislated the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (CPCR), under which National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) have been created.