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FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSION

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(Under article 13 & 14 of this act)

13. (1) The Commission shall perform all or any of the following functions, namely;-

(a) Examine and review the safeguards provided by or under any law for the time being in force for the protection of child rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation;

(b) Present to the State and Center Government, annually and at such other intervals, as the Commission may deem fit, reports upon the working of the safeguards;

(c) Inquire into violation of the Child rights and recommend initiation of proceedings in such cases;

(d) Examine all factors that inhibit the enjoyment of rights of children affected by terrorism, communal violence, riots, natural disaster, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, trafficking, mal-treatment, torture and exploitation, pornography and prostitution and thus recommend appropriate remedial measures;

(e) Look into the matters relating to children in need of special care and protection including children in distress, marginalized and disadvantaged, children in conflict with law, juveniles, children without family and children of prisoners and recommend appropriate remedial measures;

(f) Study treaties and other international instruments and undertake periodical review of existing policies, programmes and other activities on child rights and make recommendations for their effective implementation in the best  interest of children's;

(g) Undertake and promote research in the field of child rights;

(h) Spread child rights literacy among various sections of the society and promote awareness regarding safeguards available for protection of these rights through publications, media, seminars and other available means;

(i) Inspect or cause to be inspected any juvenile custodial home, or any other place of residence or institution meant for children, under the control of the Central Government or any State Government or any other authority, including any institution run by a social organization; where children are detained or lodged for the purpose of treatment, reformation or protection and take up with these authorities for remedial action, if found necessary;

(j)Inquire into complaints and take suo moto notice of matters relating to,-

          (i)   Deprivation and violation of child rights;

          (ii) Non-implementation of laws providing for protecting and development of children;

          (iii) Non-implementation of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions aimed at mitigation hardships to and ensuring welfare of the children and to provide relief to such children,

Or take up the issues arising out of such matters with appropriate authorities; and

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