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Measures by Government to protect Child Rights

The Government has taken several legislative and policy measures to protect child rights in the country. It is already implementing several laws, policies and programmes for protection of child rights in the country. Some of the key legislative and policy measures are:-
 
1.      Enactment of Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 for setting up of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR)
2.      The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act of 2000 amended in 2006 and 2011and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014.
3.      The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006
4.      The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
5.      National Policy for Children, 2013
6.      National Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Policy, 2013
7.      The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
8.      Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012.
 
The following Schemes are being implemented:-
 
(i)  Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) in 2009.
 
(ii)  Indira Gandhi MatritvaSahyogYojana (IGMSY), 2010.
 
(iii) Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (Sabla), 2010.
 
(iv)  Restructured Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), 2012.
 
(v) Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme
 
(vi) Ujjawala
 
(vii) Childline and Track Child.
 
(viii) Multi-sectoralprogramme to address Maternal and Child under nutrition
 
(ix) BetiBachao, BetiPadhao.
 
(x) RashtriyaBalSwasthyaKaryakaram (RBSK) launched in 2013.
 
The Government is committed to continually reviewing programmes, with a view to making them more impactful and efficient, in their structure and their implementation.
 
This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a starred question in the Rajya Sabha today.
 
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