National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is a statutory body set up in 2007 under Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.

Objective of this commission is to protect, promote and defend the child rights in India including the rights adopted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children, 1989, ratified by India in 1992.

This commission has a chairperson and six members of which at least two should be women. All of them are appointed by Central Government for three years. The maximum age to serve in commission is 65 years for Chairman and 60 years for members. The Central Government can remove the Chairperson from his office on the ground of proved misbehavior or incapacity. The Chairperson of NCPCR should be a person of eminence who has done outstanding work on promoting the child rights.

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