ITANAGAR, Jun 21: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), chairperson, Priyank Kanoongo, chaired an inter-departmental review & consultative meeting today to monitor the protection of child rights in the state. The meeting was held in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (APSCPCR) and the Women and Child Development Department of the state government.

The session was attended by member secretary of NCPCR Rupali Banerjee Singh; chairperson of APSCPCR Ratan Anya; and representatives from various state departments including education, labour & employment, urban development, home, Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA), health & family welfare, information technology, panchayati raj, and rural development.

A series of department-wise presentations were made to the NCPCR chairperson, detailing the measures taken to protect child rights in the state. Kanoongo conducted a thorough review, advising and directing the departments to ensure that all laws, policies, and programs related to child rights are effectively implemented.

He emphasized the importance of coordination among departments and expressed concern over the issue of children being employed as domestic help. He urged the relevant authorities to address this matter with urgency. Kanoongo also highlighted the need for coordinated efforts among the SJETA, education, and health departments to ensure that children with disabilities are not deprived of their rights.

Furthermore, he stressed the importance of training and sensitization programs for all stakeholders, including government officials, to enhance the implementation of child protection measures.

The meeting underscored the commitment of NCPCR and the state government to safeguard the rights and welfare of children in the state.