The Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Right (RSCPCR) is an independent state level statutory body which was set up in February 2010 by Government of Rajasthan by virtue of power given to it U/S 17 of the Commissions of Protection of Child Rights Act (CPCRA), 2005 (Amended in 2006). RSCPCR works to: recognize, promote and protect all rights of all children in the state of Rajasthan. The role, power, function and other modalities of the RSCPCR is enshrined in the Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2010 notified in April 2010.
The Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (RSCPCR) started functioning in February 2010 as a statutory body under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (Central Act 4 of 2006) [CPCR Act] and the Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2010. The Commission’s objective is to protect, promote and defend child rights in the State.
The RSCPCR consists of a Chairperson and six other members appointed by the State Government. Out of six members two shall be women. The Members are appointed from amongst persons of eminence, ability, integrity, standing and experience in i) education; ii) child health, care, welfare or child development; iii) juvenile justice or care of neglected or marginalized children or children with disabilities; iv) elimination of child labour or children in distress; v) child psychology or sociology; and vi) laws relating to children.
Protection of Rights of Children under 18 is the responsibility of the Commission. Though fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India are common for adults and children, there are some rights specifically defined for children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child to which India is a signatory also has specific articles on rights of child. There are also special laws for children in India. All children irrespective of caste, colour, and creed are entitled to the full enjoyment of their rights. Some children however need special attention like those marginalized due to economic or social exclusions or those subjected to physical, mental or sexual abuse and in need of care and protection, victims of natural or manmade disasters, children in conflict with law etc.
The Commission’s mandate is wide, covering all aspects of survival, development and protection of children, ensuring their participation in matters affecting them. The Commission aims at promoting and protecting child rights through review of policies, legislations and other safe guards, awareness creation and powers to intervene in cases of violation of child rights. As a statutory entity against rights violation, the Commission strives to serve the best interest of the child.