The Commission, while inquiring into any matter, has all the powers of a Civil Court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedures, 1908 and in particular, with respect to the following matters:
- Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath
- Discovery and production of any document
- Receiving evidence on Affidavits
- Requisitioning of any Public Record or copy thereof from any Court or Office
- Issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents
- Forwarding cases to Magistrates who have jurisdiction to try the same as if the case has been forwarded to him under sec.346 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
On completion of inquiry, the Commission has the powers to take the following actions:
- Where the inquiry discloses, the commission of violation of child rights or a serious nature or contravention of provisions of any law for the time being in force, it may recommend to the concerned government or authority the initiation of proceedings for prosecution or such other action as the Commission may deem fit against the concerned person or persons.
- Approach the Supreme Court or the High Court concerned for such directions, orders or writs as that Court may deem necessary.
- Recommend to concerned Government or authority for grant of such interim relief to the victim or the members of his family as considered necessary.