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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 466
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 26, 2015 

QUESTION
Vacant Post for Chairperson of National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) 

466. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of  WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:- 

(a)   the reasons due to which Government has not filled the vacant post of the Chairperson of theNational Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) since May,2014; and 

(b)   the likely time in which it seeks to do so? 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI) 

(a) to (b): As the term of the then Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was to expire on 10.10.2014, an advertisement was published in newspapers on 14 &15/08/2014 inviting applications for the post of Chairperson, NCPCR. The Selection Committee met on 08.10.2014 and considered all the 169 applications. Thus, the matter is already under active consideration of the Government.