NCPCR devises portal to track children lost family to Covid

The portal has been created with a purpose for online tracking and digital real-time monitoring mechanism of children who need care and protection.

GN Bureau | May 29, 2021


#ChildWelfareCommittee   #Covid   #ChildRights   #JuvenileAct   #COVIDCare   #BalSwarajPortal   #NCPCR  

 The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) given the growing problem related to children affected by COVID-19 has devised an online tracking portal “Bal Swaraj (COVID-Care link)” for children in need of care and protection. This portal has been created with a purpose for online tracking and digital real-time monitoring mechanism of children who need care and protection. The Commission has extended the use of this portal for tracking children who have lost both their parents or either of the parent during COVID-19 and provided a link under the name of “COVID-Care” for uploading of data of such children by the concerned officer/department on the portal.

The Supreme Court of India has directed all district officers across the States/UTs to fill data on the commission’s portal, related to children who have become orphan, by 29th May 2021 on the Bal Swaraj portal under the COVID-Care link. The Commission has informed about the direction of the Court to all States/UTs through letters to principal secretaries of the department of women and child development/social welfare on 28th May 2021. Also, the letter to chief secretaries has been sent in this regard.

The children who have lost family support or are without any ostensible means of subsistence are children in need of care and protection under Section 2(14) of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and all procedures given under the Act for such children must be followed to ensure the well-being and best interest of children.

'Bal Swaraj-COVID-Care' portal is aimed at tracking the children affected by COVID-19 right from the production of children before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) to the restoration of the children to their parent/guardian/relative and its subsequent follow-up. The Commission can also identify if the state is needing financial assistance in getting more funds for giving benefit under implemented schemes to the children.

Comments

 

Other News

Charming tales of the Snakeman’s early years

Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors

World’s biggest bird-a-thon begins in India

During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun

Comments sought on Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advt in Coaching Sector

The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs and are accessible through the link:

Electoral bond scheme unconstitutional: Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud and justices Sanjiv Khanna, B

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter