In May 2021, The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), an organisation under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, launched “Bal Swaraj”, an online tracking portal for real-time tracking & monitoring of Children who lost both or either of their parents in COVID-19.
Note- Under Section 2(14) of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, Children who lost their parents are children in need of care and protection
i.“COVID-Care”, a link under the Bal Swaraj portal, will enable officers in concerned departments to upload data about such children who are in need of care.
ii.Monitoring of Children right from the point they reach the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) till they are produced to their parent or guardian will be digitally monitored through the portal.
iii.This digital monitoring procedure, will regulate the Financial spending of CWCs in various states/UTs
About National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR):
NCPCR is the monitoring authority of all children in India, under section 109 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015
Objective – To protect all childrens in the age group of 0-18 years
Chairman – Priyank kanoongo
Established – 2007
Headquarters – New Delhi