After the disclosure of gruesome Nithari killing in Noida, the Central government seems to have finally woken up to save the future of the country, its children. Now, the government has taken a right step for the proper enforcement of child rights in the country.
In an important decision, the Central government has set up a National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Friday. The Magsaysay award winner Shanta Sinha was made the chairperson of the commission. There would be six other members in the comission.
As per the government’s planning, the Commission has been set up to ensure proper enforcement of child rights in every part of the society and the effectual implementation of laws and programs needed for the welfare of children.
The Commission would be empowered to make inquiry into any kind of complains related to child affairs. The commission would free to take suo motu cognizance of matters relating to deprivation of child rights.
It would see the developments regarding the implementation of laws for protection and development of children and non-compliance of policy decisions. It would be able to issue guidelines or instructions aimed at children welfare.
Further, the commission could announce interim relief for children also. It may issue directives to the state governments also for remedial measures for children welfare.