Bhopal:Tuesday, September 23, 2008:With a view to giving a wide protection cover to the child rights at the institutional level, a decision was taken to constitute Madhya Pradesh Child Rights Protection Commission in the state. Decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The objective of constituting the Commission is to ensure protection of child rights in the state. The constitution of the proposed Commission would help generate an atmosphere conducive to the all round development of children besides giving statutory status to it in order to safeguard the interests of children in the state.
The proposed Commission shall have six members besides the chairman. Of these, there would be at least two women members in the Commission. The chairman and members of the Commission shall be appointed by the State Government. The tenure of the Commission would be of three years. The chairman shall continue upto the age of 65 years while the members upto 60 years.
The State Cabinet has also accorded its sanction to creation of posts and to acquire the office building and vehicles on rent basis for the proposed Commission.