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CiSS application to help rehabilitation of children in street situations

Published: 21st Jun, 2022

Context

The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has launched the “CiSS application” to help Street Children.

About

About CiSS application 

  • The CiSS applicationis used for receiving data of children in street situations from all the states and union territories, tracking their rescue and rehabilitation process.
  • The initiative is taken under the direction of the Supreme Court of India.
  • The program embodies Article 51 (A)of the Constitution of India, as it provides a platform to the public and organizations catering to the welfare of the children to report any child in need of assistance.
  • It also provides a platform for professionals and organizations to provide any help that they can to children in need.
  • Help can be provided in the form of open shelters, counselling services, medical services, sponsorships, de-addiction services, education services, legal/paralegal services, volunteering etc.
  • CiSS application has been launched under the Baal Swaraj portal.
    • The Baal Swaraj portal was launched by the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for online tracking and monitoring of children in need of care and protection. 
  • Bal Swaraj portal follows a 6 steps framework for children's rehabilitation-
    • Collection of the child’s details through the portal
    • Prepare a Social Investigating Report (SIR)e. investigating the child’s background under the supervision of the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) 
    • Formulating an Individual Care Plan (ICP)for the child
    • Release an order of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC)based on the reports.
    • Allocating the schemes and benefits
    • Prepare a Checklist for the evaluation of the progress.

About National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

  • The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is a statutory body established under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005. 
  • It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. 
  • Under the act, a Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group.
  • It aims to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in harmony with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Composition

  • This commission has a chairperson and six members of which at least two should be women.
  • All of them are appointed by the Central Government for 3 years.
  • The maximum age to serve in commission is 65 years for Chairman and 60 years for members.
  • The salary and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chairperson and Members, shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

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