ACRA Watch

In an effort to spread awareness about the recently implemented Right to Education (RTE) Act, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) announced it will set up an RTE cell and a child helpline.

The model rules formulated under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE) give multiple powers to the DCPCR to monitor, enforce and function as an appellate authority. For the effective implementation of the RTE Act, DCPCR is setting up an RTE cell.

DCPCR is also setting up a child helpline and a transparent alert and action online mechanism to take necessary steps to inform the public and children at large and shall be used as a tool and continuous forum for creating awareness about RTE and its various provisions.

DCPCR chairman Amod Kanth said: “The RTE cell shall comprise of a dedicated team which will include experts from education, members and staff of the commission. The helpline and the cell would function through cell phones, telephones and letters, which, in turn, will act as a forum for distressed children and guardians to register their complaints against violation of their rights”.

The helpline would be monitored in a transparent manner at the senior most level.