National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is an Indian governmental commission, established by an Act of Parliament, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act in December 2005. The Commission began operation a year later in March 2007. The Commission considers that its Mandate is "to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."[1] As defined by the commission, child includes those up to the age of 18 years. NCPCR present chairperson smt. Prof. Shantha Sinha.

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Commission had asked to form special cells in schools to solve problems of children. The cell will examine the mental and physical torture against children. Complainsts regarding sexual harassment mental harassment, favouritism etc. should be informed to the Taluk/District Legal Services Authority within 48 hours.[2]

Findings[edit]

The above said recommendations were the based on a survey involving 6,632 students. All of them replied to have been harassed. 75% of them informed of being beaten. 69% did get slaps on their face. 0.4% were given electric shocks by the teachers.

Main recommendations[edit]

Seminars should be conducted for teachers to improve their teaching styles. The dignity of a student should be accepted by everyone. Drug addiction, copying, violence etc. should be curtailed. State Commissions of Protection of Child Rights should be established.

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