Maneka Gandhi to inaugurate conference of north-east states on child adoption

The Union Minister for Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the Regional Conference of North Eastern States on Child Adoption in Shillong, Meghalaya. The Conference was organized by the Central Adoption Resource Authority(CARA) of the WCD Ministry. 

Ministers In-charge of Social Welfare and Women & Child Development in the North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura participated in the conference. 

Smt Maneka Gandhi said that this reform process has culminated in the enactment of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. The new Act lays down timelines for the Child Welfare Committees and Adoption Agencies for various stages of adoption. The Act provides for mandatory registration of Childcare Institutions and linkage with CARA, so that each child becomes ‘adoptable’.
About 400 delegates attended the Conference, including the stakeholders from the State Adoption Resource Agencies (SARAs), District Child Protection Units (DCPUs), Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs) and Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in the North Eastern States, besides the senior officers from the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) and the concerned Department of the State Governments in the region. 
Extra info:
1. Union Minister for Women & Child Development – Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi 
2. Central Adoption Resource Authority(CARA)
3. State Adoption Resource Agencies (SARAs)
4. District Child Protection Units (DCPUs)
5. Child Welfare Committees (CWCs)
6. Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS).

So lets do:
1. Who is the Union Minister for Women & Child Development?
2. Expand the CARA,SARAs,DCPUs and CWCs?
3. _______ inaugurates Regional Conference of North Eastern States on Child Adoption.
4. In which year Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act passed?

Source – The Hindu


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