Itanagar: Namsai district Deputy Commissioner Dr Tapasya Raghav on Wednesday convened a meeting with the administrative officers, child development project officers (CDPOs) and NGOs of the district in regard to the visit of a Bench of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
In the meeting, the NGOs were informed that a bench of the commission would be visiting the district on June 21 and would be conducting hearing related to child rights violations, an official communique informed.
The NCPCR was constituted in 2007 under CPCR 2005 to look into the matters pertaining to deprivation and violation of child rights. The commission also has the mandate to monitor Right to Education Act, POCSO Act 2012, Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and other related laws. Any person whether he/she is a child, student, parent/guardian, NGO official, concerned citizen and government functionaries can file their complaints before the commission.
This is the first-of-its-kind initiative of the commission for northeastern States and the first bench would held its first sitting in Namsai district. Such sittings of the commission would be organized in 50 divisions in the country containing at least one district from 115 ‘Aspirational Districts’ identified by Niti Aayog. The two member bench comprising of Yashwant Jain and Rozy Taba would be conducting the sitting on June 21 and eleven adjoining districts including Lohit, Anjaw, Tirap, Changlang, Longding, East Siang, Upper Siang, Siang, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley would be participating in the process at Namsai.
Registration of complaints would begin from 9 am onwards and hearing would begin from 10 am. Separate time slots have been provided to each district starting with Dibang, Lower Dibang Valley and Anjaw from 10 am to 11.30 am, Siang, East Siang and Upper Siang from 11.30 am to 1 pm, Tirap, Changlang and Longding from 2 pm to 3.30 pm and lastly Namsai and Lohit from 3.30 to 5 PM, the communique added.