Union Government Releases National Action Plan for Children (Download PDF)

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National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on the National Girl Child Day in New Delhi. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It aims to ensure optimum health, education and success of children as well as to contribute to development of their talents.

National Action Plan for Children

National Action Plan for Children

National Action Plan for Children

Key features

  • The Action Plan has four key priority areas; survival, health and nutrition; education and development; protection and participation.
  • The NPAC defines objectives, sub-objectives, strategies, action points and indicators for measuring progress under key priority areas.
  • It identifies key stakeholders for implementation of different strategies.
  • The plan also puts focus on new and emerging concerns for children.
  • Emerging concerns for online child abuse, children affected by natural and man-made disasters and climate change, etc.
  • The strategies and action points largely draw upon existing Programmes and schemes of various Ministries/Departments.
  • For new and emerging issues related to children it suggests formulation of new Programmes and.
  • The plan takes into account the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • It provides a roadmap towards achieving them though co-ordination and convergence with different stakeholders.

About Ministry of Women and Child Development

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • It is a branch of the Government of India.
  • It is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to women and child development in India.
  • Formed: 30 January 2006
  • Cabinet minister: Maneka Gandhi
Ministry of Women and Child Development organizations

Ministry of Women and Child Development Organizations

Ministry of Women and Child Development organizations

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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