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Mission Vatsalya

Mission Vatsalya:

NIPCCD organized a Refresher Training Programme on Mission Vatsalya from 29- 31 May, 2023 at NIPCCD Regional Centre, Mohali.

  • Mission Vatsalya Scheme is a roadmap to achieve development and child protection priorities aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • It lays emphasis on child rights, advocacy and awareness along with strengthening of the juvenile justice care and protection system with the motto to ‘leave no child behind’.
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 provisions and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 form the basic framework for implementation of the Mission.
  • Components under Mission Vatsalya:
    • Improve functioning of statutory bodies;
    • Strengthen service delivery structures;
    • Upscale institutional care/services;
    • Encourage non-institutional community-based care;
    • emergency outreach services;
    • Training and capacity building.
  • The Scheme is implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme since 2021-22.
  • Nodal Ministry: The Ministry of Women and Child Development.