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SC orders filling of NCPCR vacancy

SC orders filling of NCPCR vacancy

03rd September 2012 09:27 AM
The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to fill the education-related post in the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
Following the submissions made by advocate and rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy and Solicitor General Rohinton Nariman on the issue, a Bench comprising Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice J Chelameshwar in its order said the writ petition was filed in 2010 for issue of “a writ in the nature of mandamus to the respondents to appoint members of the NCPCR”. It said “according to the petitioner, the committee that is supposed to consist of seven members had not been constituted”.
The Bench further said: “As has been conceded by the learned Solicitor General, the writ petition may have been allowed when it was initially moved. Since then, the members of the committee have been appointed and of the seven members, including the chairperson, there are presently six members on account of the fact that one of the members, who was to represent the category relating to experience in Education, had resigned only last month and his place is yet to be filled”.
“Since the provisions of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, require such vacancies to be filled within 90 days, the Union Government shall take immediate steps to see that the said vacancy is filled within the time prescribed,” Justice Kabir added

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