NCPCR launches “CiSS application” under Baal Swaraj portal

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National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has launched a “CiSS Application” under Bal Swaraj Portal to help in the rehabilitation process of Children in Street Situations (CiSS).

  • About CiSS Application

  • It is used to collect data of children found abandoned on roads from all states and union territories.

  • The application tracks their rescue and rehabilitation process.

  • This initiative has been started under the direction of the Supreme Court of India.

  • This program is in conformity with the provision given in Article 51(a) of the Constitution of India.

  • This platform serves to collect data and report to the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) for taking necessary action for such children.

  • It also provides a platform for professionals and organizations to provide any help to children in need.

  • Its working framework

  • It categorises any child under ‘Children in Street Situation’ if the child -

is living on the streets alone

is living on the streets during the day

or living on the streets with the family.

  • The root cause of this phenomenon is the migration of families from rural to urban areas in search of better living standards.

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