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Stuti Narain Kacker appointed Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Sep 24, 2015 17:05 IST

A 1978 batch IAS officer, Stuti Narain Kacker, on 23 September 2015 was appointed as the head of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). She was appointed by the Union Women and Child Development Ministry.

Kacker is a former Secretary at the Department of Disability Affairs in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She looked after the management committee of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA).

Before the appointment of Kacker, the panel had remained headless for almost a year. The position was vacant from October 2014 when former UPA appointee Kushal Singh’s tenure ended. Recently, the Supreme Court even commented over a long delay in appointing a chairperson for the panel.

About NCPCR

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament in December 2005.

It deals with education, child development, elimination of child labour, child psychology, care of neglected, vulnerable and marginalised children and other children related laws.

As per the NCPCR Act, the 6-member body must have 2 female representatives.

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