1. Who can approach the Commission
1. Child him/herself
2. Parents of the child
3. Guardian of the child
4. Any concerned citizen/NGO
2. How to approach
Any member of the community can contact the Commission, when one apprehends any danger or risk to any child or a group of children who are vulnerable and most likely to be abused or exploited. Any such person can inform the state commission either in person through letter or email or through telephone.The details of such person/reporting can be kept anonymous on request.
3. Powers of Commission
The commission while enquiring into any matter has all the powers of the Civil Court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and in particular, with respect to the following matters:
1. Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person
2. Requiring the discovery and production of any documents
3. Receiving evidence on affidavits
4. Requisitioning of any public record or copy thereof from any court of office
5. Issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents
6. Forwarding cases to Magistrates who have jurisdiction to try the same.
On completion of inquiry, the Commission has the power to take following action:
1. To recommend to concerned government for initiation of proceedings for prosecution or other suitable action on finding any violation of child rights and provisions of law during the course of an inquiry.
2. To approach the Supreme Court or the High Court concerned for such directions, orders or writs as that court may deem necessary.
3. To recommend to concerned government or authority for grant of such interim relief to the victim or the members of his family as considered necessary