As the government gets ready to prepare the second child development policy draft 2013, it has urged people to send suggestions on protection of rights of children.
The secretary of Maharashtra state Child Right Protection Commission, A N Tripathi, made this appeal at a meeting held at the MCED hall on Tuesday.
He said the national child policy was declared in 1974 and was adopted by the Maharashtra government in 2002 to protect the rights of children.
Taking care of children, ensuring the rights of all children irrespective of their gender, religion, caste, inquiring into cases of violations of child rights and recommending action against violators of child rights to examine factors that inhibit enjoyment of child rights and recommending appropriate remedial measures, undertaking research and studies in the field of child rights and their protection and filing of FIR in case of missing children and other issues were discussed in the meeting.
"The draft of the policy has been chalked out. However, government expected more suggestions in written form from the people. Those who have any suggestions could send them to the Maharashtra State Commission for protection of child rights," said the district information office.