Section 2 in The Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Commission or of the State Commission, as the case may be; (b) "child rights" includes the children's rights adopted in the United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child on the 20th November, 1989 and ratified by the Government of India on the 11th December, 1992; (c) "Commission" means the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights constituted under section 3; (d) "Member" means a Member of the Commission or of the State Commission, as the case may be, and includes the Chairperson; (e) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette; (f) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (g) "State Commission" means a State Commission for Protection of Child Rights constituted under section 17.

Title: Constitution of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Description: (1) The Central Government shall, by notification, constitute a body to be known as the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to exercise the powers conferred on, and to perform the functions assigned to it, under this Act. (2) The Commission shall consist of the following Members, namely:-- (a) a Chairperson who is a person of eminence and has done outstanding work for promoting the welfare of children; and (b) six Members, out of which at least two shall be women, from the following fields, to be appointed by the Central Government from amongst persons of eminence, ability, integrity, standing and experience in,-- (i) education; (ii) child health, care, welfare or child development; (iii) juvenile justice or care of neglected or marginalized children or children with disabilities; (iv) elimination of child labour or children in distress; (v) child psychology or sociology; and (vi) laws relating to children. (3) The office of the Commission shall be at Delhi.

Title: Appointment of Chairperson and Members

Description: The Central Government shall, by notification, appoint the Chairperson and other Members: Provided that the Chairperson shall be appointed on the recommendation of a three member Selection Committee constituted by the Central Government under the Chairmanship of the 1[Minister in-charge of the Ministry or the Department of Women and Child Development]. 1. Subs. by Act 4 of 2007, s.2., for "Minister in-charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development" (w.e.f. 29-12-2006).

Title: Term of office and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members

Description: (1) The Chairperson and every Member shall hold office as such for a term of three years from the date on which he assumes office: Provided that no Chairperson or a Member shall hold the office for more than two terms: Provided further that no Chairperson or any other Member shall hold office as such after he has attained— (a) in the case of the Chairperson, the age of sixty-five years; and (b) in the case of a Member, the age of sixty years. (2) The Chairperson or a Member may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Central Government, resign his office at any time.

Title: Salary and allowances of Chairperson and Members

Description: The salary and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chairperson and Members, shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government: Provided that neither the salary and allowances nor the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson or a Member, as the case may be, shall be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment.