Nina Nayak is Karnataka Child Rights Commission’s Chief
From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore
Bangalore, Jul 2: Almost two years after establishing the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, the B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP regime has finally chosen Nina P Nayak as its chairperson.
Ms Nayak, a former chairperson of the Karnataka State Council for Child Welfare, is the Vice-President of the Indian Council for Child Welfare. She is also a member of the sub-committee on children in the National Planning Commission of India and has served three terms as the chairperson of the Karnataka State Council for Child Welfare.
The Yeddyurappa regime has appointed six others as members of the commission. They are: M R Mamatha, N V Vasudeva Sharma, Niranjana Aradhya, M R Poornima, Madhu and the Director of Sathi Association, Bangalore.
The Commission for Protection of Child Rights Acts, 2005, under which the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has been set up, has provision for setting up of state panels as well under Section 17 of the Act.
Several states including Goa, Maharashtra and Delhi have already set up their State commissions.
Under the provisions of the Act, the State Commission shall comprise of a Chairperson and six members who should be persons of eminence with outstanding work for promoting the welfare of children.
Karnataka’s minister for Women and Child Welfare P M Narendraswamy, who announced the constitution of the commission, said Rs 1.70 crore had been released to the commission for the year 2009-10.
The commission would work for protection of child rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation. It would inquire into violation of child rights and recommend initiation of proceedings in such cases.
Narendraswamy said the international women day celebrations would be held at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall on July 8. The Government would present the Kittur Rani Chennamma awards to 15 persons, including film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar, and six organisations for their contributions for the welfare of women. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa would inaugurate the programme, he said.