Shortcomings of NCPCR

  • Its role is limited to just recommendatory directives and they lack any power to enforce their recommendations.
  • There is no   time   frame   for   the   completion   of   the   enquiries   or investigations.
  • The NCPCR has been criticized by activists for allegedly turning a blind eye to police brutalities following the crackdown on protesters holding demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, in U.P. and Delhi.
  • The Supreme Court recently ordered the Centre, the NCPCR and its arms in New Delhi and U.P. to submit a report on detention of children in jails, calling such actions as a violation of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
  • The Supreme Court has sought a response from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to its request to eight States to “produce” children living in care homes before the local child welfare committees for their “immediate repatriation” with their families.