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Internship Experience @ National Commission for Protection of Child Right, Delhi: Juvenile Justice Research and Field Work

Name, Year and College

Mohit Sharma, 3rd year, Faculty of law, M.D. University Rohtak.

Name of Organization and address

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chander Lok, 5th Floor, Building, 36, Janpath Rd Peeraghari, HC Mathur Lane, New Delhi, Delhi 110001.

Duration of internship

28 Days: 31st May 2019 to 28 June 2019 (a minimum 28 days but we can extend)

Timings

Monday to Friday [10 AM to 5 PM]

How to Apply?

We applied by sending our resume along with a Cover letter(CV) and recommendation letter to Email Id of Legal Consultant of NCPCR. (cllegal.ncpcr[at]nic.in) Email Id is available on contacts portal also.

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

On the first day, I reached the office which is situated in Chanderlook building 5th floor. We need to write down our details before entering the office. The office area is well furnished with fully Air Conditioner. It gives us the real feel of working with government officials when we enter the office.

After that, a person comes and asked to fill the particulars forms and an application. After that, I was oriented by Ms. Harsha Garg who was the Legal Consultant at NCPCR. On my first day, she gave us a brief information of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and told us that NCPCR is a statutory body under the control of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.

She gave us the following bare acts to read:

  • CPCR Act 2005
  • Juvenile Justice Act of 2015
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012

We went through the acts and got a further understanding as to what are the actual functions of the commission and that its mandate is to ensure all Laws, Policies, Programs and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with Child Rights perspective as enshrined in our constitution.

There are different branches in the commission such as POCSO, JJ, Psychology, Health, Education and Child Labor. It was upon me to decide which area I am

Interested in, I chose fieldwork under Juvenile Justice (JJ). Later we formed a team so as to visit certain observation homes and do profiling and went to Rajnikanth sir for further instructions, who asked us to write a letter for the same.

Main task
  • Rescue the Child beggars from the streets of Delhi on 10th June 2019
  • Did a survey of surrounding areas relating to “child beggars”: Palika Bazaar, Rajiv Chowk area, Janpath Market.
  • Deals with the Juvenile Justice Act 2015
  • Deals with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012
  • Learned to make a summary of Cases, ATR and ATR analysis.
  • Making Note sheet, Summons and Reminders
  • Learned how to make and send official letters to Govt. Bodies and Authorities
Good Things

The staffs were very helpful and friendly. After the completion of our works, we were allowed to move back home. In just 2 minutes walk from office is Connaught Place where one can chill having delicious bites from Mc Donald’s, Dominos, CCD.

The building having a canteen at the 10th floor which food is tasty and is available at a cheaper price. One can go for shopping in CP and Palika Bazaar. Apart from that office is situated adjacent to gate no.4 of Janpath metro station hence one can each very easily.

Bad Things

There are no such bad things about the organization. As a govt. body all people do their work with their full commitment. No one comes late.

Stipend

If you are looking for stipend there is no stipend. They believe in giving a wide knowledge for the protection of Child Rights.

Accommodation, commuting to the office

I used to stay in a PG in Laxmi Nagar. One can also live in nearby areas such as Mayur Vihar-1, Lajpat Nagar as they are nearby to office. One can reach the office Easily with Metro within 20 minutes. Other transportation facilities are DTC Bus. The Bus and metro is the cheapest way to approach the office.

Thing I learnt

After working in NCPCR for one month, I am very much aware of the child rights and exact functions of the commission. The environment of the office was friendly and inspiring. All the employees were treated with respect. The intern got the opportunity to actually watch work being done in a government office; work that helped people at the grassroots levels.

NCPCR with its continuous and great efforts ensures that each child born in this country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her potential. The commission with its effective and efficient working ensures that all Laws, Policies are in consonance with the Child Rights.

I have also realized, more importantly, that there is lots of work to be done in the world-work that sometimes involves facing the dark side of reality, but that somebody has to step up and do.

Further, I also had an opportunity to get involved in both office and fieldwork, the rescue operation which I participated in was a different experience for me; which also made me realize social work is not an easy task and it requires a lot of efforts to take such initiatives.

To sum up an internship at the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has given me the ability to think critically, rather than simply expressing sorrow and grief against the happenings of the world.

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Aprajita Karki

I am an army girl! In a barbie world! Keeper of 5 dogs. On a diet for now. Sometimes I might make punctuation mistakes, but I make up for it by bringing in a crore or two extra. What's more important, a misplaced comma, or a well-placed crore?

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