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The Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005

No. 4 of 2006

[20th January, 2006.]

Contents
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II The National Commission For Protection of Child Rights
3 Constitution of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
4 Appointment of Chairperson and Members
5 Term of office and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members
6 Salary and allowances of Chairperson and Members
7 Removal from office
8 Vacation of office by Chairperson or Members
9 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Commission
10 Procedure for transaction of business
11 Member-Secretary, officers and other employees of Commission
12 Salaries and allowances to be paid out of grants
Chapter III Functions and Powers of the Commission
13 Functions of Commission
14 Powers relating to inquiries
15 Steps after inquiry
16 Annual and special reports of Commission
Chapter IV State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights
17 Constitution of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights
18 Appointment of Chairperson and other Members
19 Term of office and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members
20 Salary and allowances of Chairperson and Members
21 Secretary, officers and other employees of the State Commission
22 Salaries and allowances to be paid out of grants
23 Annual and special reports of State Commission
24 Application of certain provisions relating to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to State Commissions
Chapter V Children's Courts
25 Children's Courts
26 Special Public Prosecutor
Chapter VI Finance, Accounts and Audit
27 Grants by Central Government
28 Grants by State Governments
29 Accounts and audit of Commission
30 Accounts and audit of State Commission
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
31 Protection of action taken in good faith
32 Chairperson, Members and other officers to be public servant
33 Directions by Central Government
34 Returns or information
35 Power to Central Government to make rules
36 Power of State Government to make rules
37 Power to remove difficulties

An Act to provide for the constitution of a National Commission and State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights and Children's Courts for providing speedy trial of offences against children or of violation of child rights and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS India participated in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Summit in 1990, which adopted a Declaration on Survival, Protection and Development of Children; AND WHEREAS India has also acceded to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the 11th December, 1992;AND WHEREAS CRC is an international treaty that makes it incumbent upon the signatory States to take all necessary steps to protect children's rights enumerated in the Convention;

AND WHEREAS in order to ensure protection of rights of children one of the recent initiatives that the Government have taken for Children is the adoption of National Charter for Children, 2003;AND WHEREAS the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children held in May, 2002 adopted an Outcome Document titled

"A World Fit for Children" containing the goals, objectives, strategies and activities to be undertaken by the member countries for the current decade; AND WHEREAS it is expedient to enact a law relating to children to give effect to the policies adopted by the Government in this regard, standards prescribed in the CRC, and all other relevant international instruments; BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



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