WCD Ministry releases National Action Plan for Children, 2016
The National Girl Child Day celebration on January 24, 2017 in New Delhi was marked by the release of National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC). NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
Features of NPAC 2016
i. The Plan focuses on four key areas including survival; health & nutrition; education & development; protection & participation.
ii. Each priority areas has a set of clearly defined objectives, sub-objectives, strategies, action points and indicators for measuring the progress by the identified stakeholders.
iii. The plan has highlighted the new and emerging concerns for children such as online child abuse, children affected by natural and man-made disasters and climate change.
iv. Strategies and action plans are based on the existing programmes and schemes of various Ministries/Departments. Besides, new schemes would be set up as per requirement.
v. The plan is formulated based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).