Internship Experience at National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Delhi: Legal Research and Drafting Work

Name of the Student, University and Year of study

Ritik Khatri, National Law University, Odisha, 1st Year

Name of the Organisation and Address

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Address: 5th Floor, Chanderlok Building, 36, Janpath, New Delhi – 110001. 011-23478244

Timings

9 am to 5.30 pm

Duration

25th November 2019 to 23 rd December 2019

How to Apply?

I applied by sending my resumé along with a Cover letter(CV) and Statement of Purpose(SOP) to Email Id of Sr. Legal Consultant of NCPCR. (raman.ncpcr[at]nic.in). You will be asked to bring a recommendation letter when reporting.

First-day Formalities, Infrastructure, First Impression

I was asked to report at 9 in the morning but my 1st-day formalities started at 10 am. I wrote a joining letter addressed to chairperson NCPCR, submitted my recommendation letter and was ready to begin. NCPCR is at two floors of Chander Lok building 2nd and 5th respectively.

Interns usually sit at 2nd floor but you have to report on the 5th floor. NCPCR is a national institution. It is fully furnished, a beautiful office with hygiene maintained.

Interns are mostly placed under JTE( Junior Technical Expert) or TBC (Task-Based Consultant). NCPCR basically deals with 6 sections: Health, Education, Juvenile Justice, Child Labour, POCSO and Psychology. These divisions are governed by JTE’s and TBC’s, I was placed under Mrs. Shweta Sehgal (JTE) in the education department. Every intern on the

the first day is asked to read the following bare acts:

  • CPCR Act 2005
  • Juvenile Justice Act of 2015
  • Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009.

Main Tasks

During your internship, you will get acquainted with the governing of NCPCR. You will be asked to read files, files include cases which are either completed or in process. You will learn how a complaint is received in NCPCR and how redressal is served.

I read many cases to understand the working of NCPCR, I drafted a request for ATR(Action Taken Report) application, which is sent by the commission to the district authorities, you will under the power given to the commission by the CPCR act. I also drafted closure notes and did research work. You are required to do a minimum internship of 28 days, half of my internship I did research on the recent POCSO amendment act.

Good Things

Officials at NCPCR are very jovial and compatible, they will help you at every step subject: your asking of same.

Bad Thing

There’s only one thing wrong at the commission is its location, although it is very near to Janpath metro station gate number 3 but there is no place to eat near commission. If you are joining commission then please do get your lunch box. McDonald’s is 100m away from the commission and the famous Connaught Place of Delhi is also nearby.

Stipend

It is an unpaid Internship.

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