STATE TIMES NEWS LEH: National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development Regional Centre Mohali is organising a three-day training programme on Juvenile Justice Act 2015, Child Protection Scheme and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 and (amended) Act 2019, for the first time in Leh starting here on Tuesday. Additional Director NIPCCD Delhi, Krishna Murthy inaugurated the three-day training programme. He spoke about the importance of child protection acts in a society where children have to face various physical and mental challenges at a tender age when they have to be free from all burdens and thus the constitutional acts are formed to safeguard the rights of children. Secretary, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Leh, Spalzes Angmo, lauding the efforts of CPS Leh, said, “My presence in the meeting is to appreciate and encourage the employees of Child Protection Scheme Leh for doing commendable work in the district with limited resources”. Assistant Director NIPCCD Regional Centre, Mohali, Sunil Kumar said, the training is being conducted with the aim to fill the gaps in training so that the stakeholders involved in the implementation of JJ Act do not have to face any challenges. The training also aims to provide adequate information about the new initiatives, acts and to evolve strategy for structural and functional improvement in the child protection system, he added. “As Ladakh is now a Union Territory the central laws and Acts will become applicable in our region also and therefore the POCSO Act 2015 will be applicable in place of J&K POCSO Act 2013,” said Chairperson Child Welfare Committee, Leh, Dr Konchok Paldan while talking to media persons. Later, AD Sunil Kumar gave his presentation on Rights and Challenges of Children in Leh Ladakh with special focus on child protection.
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