• In order to foster sensitization regarding various aspects of PM Cares for Children Scheme, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) organized 4 virtual Regional Conclaves on PM Cares for Children Scheme.
What is PM Cares?
• The Prime Minister of India introduced the PM Cares for Children Scheme on May 29, 2021, to provide complete support to children who have lost both their parents or legal guardians, Adoptive Parents, or Surviving Parents as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic.
• This Scheme ensures the well-being of such children by providing health insurance, empowering them through education, and providing financial support to enable them to live independently.
• The Scheme has been anchored by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, which uses technology to identify, register, and support children through an online portal.
• The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is a statutory body established in 2007 under an act of Parliament, the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005
• It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
• A child is someone who is between the ages of 0 and 18.
• The mandate of the Commission is to ensure that all laws, policies, programmes, and administrative mechanisms are consistent with the Child Rights perspective as embodied in the Indian Constitution and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Source: THE HINDU.
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