Mangan, Jan 14 (IPR)
A day-long Block level Workshop on Juvenile Justice Act,2015, POCSO (Amendment) Act,2019 and other child-related legislations & child protection mechanisms was held today at BAC, Kabi for members of the Village level Child Protection Committees of Kabi Block, North district, today.
The program was attended amongst by the Chairperson and members of Block Level Child Protection Committees (BLCPCs) of Kabi Block and Chairperson and members of Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) formed in the seven GPUs of Kabi Block.
The Workshop was initiated with a welcome address by the BDO, Kabi, Shri Sonam Tshering Lepcha, who introduced the members of the BLCPC, Kabi.
The Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee(CWC), North, Mingma Doma Bhutia highlighted on the role of CWC in handling cases of Child in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP), and urged all the Block and Village Level Committees to produce the child before CWC or report any such case relating to child in need of care and protection.
The DCPO, North, Wendy Lepcha highlighted the provisions of child-related legislations like JJ Act,2015, POCSO (Amendment) Act,2019, etc. , Child Protection Scheme under social justice &welfare department and the roles of Child Protection Committees. The program concluded by all the members of BLCPC and VLCPC taking a Child Protection Pledge and signing of the pledge.
After the programme, the Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, DCPO, North, BDO, Kabi and members of VLCPCs inaugurated child-friendly rooms in four Child-friendly GPUs of the Kabi block which will be monitored by the Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) for effective implementation of the child protection mechanism in the community.