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States deliberate upon various aspects of child protection

ANI  |  New Delhi (India) 

A level meeting on protection was organised in on Tuesday for monitoring Care Institutions (CCIs) across states and to deliberate upon various aspects of protection.

The first meeting for the year, termed "Consultation on Child Protection", was chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, who took stock of the efforts made by states and union territories (UT's) regarding improvements in the

All the states and UTs shared the action taken in respect of improving security arrangements, filling vacancies in Child Committees (CWC) and (JJB) and other initiatives taken by them. It was noted during the deliberations that the states and UTs have closed a number of institutions last year on account of various inadequacies.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of 33 states and UTs, senior officers from or Social Department of the (for Women and Children) from the states and UTs.

Representatives of Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) along with representatives from 17 (SCPCR), (CARA), and Child Development (NIPCCD) and (CIF) were also present at the meeting.

Some of the states such as informed that they have started grading institutions. The states reported that they have started conducting background checks of organisations running CCIs and police verification of staff of is also underway.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:50 IST