Child Rights

Child Rights

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

The 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 (December 2005). The Commission's Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group.

making a complaint

One of the Core Mandates of the Commission is to inquire into complaints of violations of child rights. The commission is also required to take suo moto cognisance of serious cases of violation of child rights and to examine factors that inhibit the enjoyment of rights of children.

1. Complaints may be made to the Commission in any language of the 8th

Schedule of the Constitution

2. No fee shall be chargeable on such complaints

3. The complaint shall disclose a complete picture of the matter leading to

the complaint

4. The Commission may seek further information/ affidavits as may be

considered necessary

While making a complaint, please ensure that the complaint is:

1. Clear and legible and not vague, anonymous or pseudonymous

2. Genuine, not trivial or frivolous

3. Not related to civil disputes such as property rights, contractual

obligations and the like

4. Not related to service matters

5. Not pending before any other commission duly constituted under law or

sub-judice before a court/ tribunal

6. Not already decided by the Commission

7. Not outside the purview of the Commission on any other grounds

Complaints may be addressed to:


National Commission for Protection of Child Rights,

5th Floor, Chanderlok Building, 36, Janpath,

New Delhi - 110 001


Other Contact

Prof. Shantha Sinha, Chairperson


23731584 (Fax)

Mr. Lov Verma, Member Secretary


Mr. B.K. Sahu, Registrar


Complaints Section



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