Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Govt shortlists five for post of NCPCR members

The Women and Child Development Ministry has shortlisted five persons for nomination against vacant positions of members to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

A three-member selection panel headed by Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath shortlisted five persons-- Jarjum Ete, Deepika Shrivastava, Preet Verma, Bhuwan Ribhu and Yogesh Dube for the positions left vacant since November last year.

In compliance with the orders of High , the Ministry today put up the particulars of selection committee members as well as of the shortlisted candidates together with their qualifications, experience and expertise on its website.

The selection committee apart from having Tirath, as its chairperson, includes member , Secretary of WCD and expert Shyama Chona, an official statement said.

The panel has sought objections or suggestions from the general public with regard to the nominated candidates before February 26.

The panel has shortlisted Jarjum Ete, presently serving as the president of Indian Council of Child Welfare for Arunchal Pradesh unit.

Ete, who has spearheaded several campaigns, was also the first chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Commission for women which was established in 2005 and worked there till early 2008. She was also the first woman president of Galo Welfare Society.

Deepika Shrivastava, presently working as the officer on special duty (Women, child development and Nutrition) , has contributed to the formulation of strategy recommendations presented for the consideration of the PM's national council on country's nutrition challenges in 2010.

Preet Verma has been the advisor to chairperson of the NCPCR till now and has also worked as National Professional officer in education in child labour in international Labour organisation.

She has worked as Child labour and Women labour Director in the Ministry of Labour and Employment between 1997 & 2002.

Bhuwan Ribhu, an acitivist and advocate is responsible for filing various PILs for protection of child rights and laws relating to children, including Supreme Court of India - Bachpan Bachao Andolan vs Union of India and others.

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