Major Focus

While the rights of every child are equally important for the MCPCR, there are some State-specific children’s issues that necessitate urgent and focused attention. Therefore, the Commission in consultation with civil societies and other stakeholders has decided to focus its work around a few specific child issues on priority basis at the initial stage while keeping an eye and taking up all cases of Child Rights violations with same intensity and sincerity. The Commission has identified the following State-specific Rights or issues of children for urgent attention:

  • Right to Education: compliance of the provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
  • Right to Protection: Child Marriage, Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Migration, Corporal Punishment, Street Children and Child Beggars, Sex Selection Abortion (declining Sex Ratio) and Children in Institutional Care.
  • Health and Nutrition: Malnutrition, Mid-Day-Meal in ICDS and Schools, Immunization and Drug Abuse.

Special attention to children due to economic or social exclusions or those subjected to physical, mental or sexual abuse, in need of care and protection, victims of natural or man-made disasters and children in Conflict with Law, etc.