Stuti Narain Kacker, a 1978 batch IAS
officer, has been appointed as the Head
of the National Commission for
Protection of Child Rights by Women
and Child Development Ministry. Kacker
retired as Secretary from Disability
Affairs, in the Ministry of Social Justice
and Empowerment. She was heading
the management committee of the
Central Adoption Resource Authority
(CARA). The announcement came after
the recent Supreme Court rap over long
delay in appointing a chairperson for the
child rights panel.
Points to Note
The Commission deals with
education, child development, care
of neglected and marginalised
children, elimination of child labour,
child psychology and other laws
related to children.
According to the NCPCR Act, of the
six members of the commission, two
have to be women.
The members need to be eminent
personalities in the fields for which
they are appointed.
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