National Plan of Action for Children, 2016 developed through a consultative process (परामर्श प्रक्रिया)
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has released National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC), 2016 on 24th January 2017. It addresses four key priority areas of child rights; (i) survival,health and nutrition; (ii) education and development; (iii) protection and (iv) participation. It takes a sustainable, multi-sectoral, integrated and inclusive approach and focuses on strengthening the initiatives so that they are able to protect the rights of the children. The plan also highlights new and emerging concerns for children such as online child abuse(दुर्व्यवहार), children affected by natural and man-made disasters and climate change, etc. NPAC was developed through a consultative process. During the preparation of the document, Ministry has received many recommendations for holistic development of children which were incorporated appropriately(उचित रूप से). This information was given by Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.