Pune: 6th September 2013
The girl child is the focus of the new child policy that the Child Rights Protection Commission is drafting and which will be implemented by September-end. The draft includes measures to improve the female sex ratio, eliminate female foeticide and adopt zero tolerance for female infanticide. The policy also mandates providing a UID to every child at the time of birth, which parents will produce at the time of immunisation, school admission and also while availing schemes for the child up to 18 years of age. The draft policy was discussed with all stakeholders including nongovernmental organizations, activists and child development officials who submitted their suggestions and objections on Thursday.
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