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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Development of Children

Dated 30th November 2000

Composition:

1. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Chairperson
2. Representative, Department of Health, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
3. Representative, Department of Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
4. Representative, Department of Elementary Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
5. Representative, Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education. Shastri Bhavan New Delhi. Member
6. Representative, Ministry of labour Shram-shakti Bhavan New Delhi. Member
7. Representative, Ministry of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation, Nirman Bhavan New Delhi. Member
8. Representative, Department of Rural Development Krishi Bhavan New Delhi. Member
9. Representative, Deptt. of Agriculture and Co-operation - Krishi Bhavan New Delhi. Member
10. Representative, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Shastri Bhavan New Delhi. Member
11. Representative, Deptt. of Science and Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mahrauli Road, New Delhi. Member
12. Representative, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
13. Representative, Ministry of Tribal Affairs Shastri Bhavan New Delhi. Member
14. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Tamil Nadu,
Fort St. George, Chennai –600009.
Member
15. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Maharashtra, Sachivalaya
Mumbai – 400032.
Member
16. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Goverrunent of Haryana Chandiaarh - 160001. Member
17. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Tripura, Agartala - 799001. Member
18. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development Government of Manipur, S Block Secretariat,
Imphal - 795 001.
Member
19. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar - 751001. Member
20. Director, National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development
5, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016.
Member
21. Executive Director Central Social Welfare Board 12, Tara Crescent Road Institutional Area,
New Delhi –110016.
Member
22. Smt. Vinita Kaul, Department of Elementary and Pre- School Education, National Council for Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi. Member
23. Director, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi. Member
24. Prof. D. B. Gupta National Council of Economic and Applied Research (NCEAR) Parasheera Bhavan,
Indraprastha Estate New Delhi -110002.
Member
25. Dr. Umesh Kapil Associate Professor All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi. Member
26. Representative National Institute of Nutrition Jamia Osmania, Tarnaka Hvderabad - 500001. Member
27. Dr.(Mrs) Rajammal P. Devadas, Chancellor
Avinashlingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore.
Member
28. President, Indian Council for Child Welfare 4, Deendayal Upadhaya Marg, New Delhi –110002 Member
29. Smt. Farida Meer, Vice-President, SOS Children's Village (Balgram Association) Chenniram, Jammu. Member
30. President, Guild of Service 3, Casa Road, Egmore, Chennai. Member
31. Dr. Samir Roy Choudhary, Child-in-Need Institute Village Daulatpur, ( P.O. Amgachi) 24 - Parganas,
West Bengal.
Member
32. Shri Amod Kanth, Secretary, PRAYAS Juvenile Aid Centre, F – IX, 4X Jhangirpuri, Delhi – 110023. Member
33. Dr. Shanti Ghosh, 5, Aurobindo Marg New Delhi – 110016. Member
34. Smt. Padma Seth, Legal Consultant (Child Rights), 13, Mahadev Road, New Delhi. Member
35. Joint Secretary In-charge of Child Development, Department of Women and Child Development,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Convener

Terms of Reference:

  1. to review the existing approach, strategies, priorities: the on-going policies and programmes and their implementation for the survival, protection, welfare and development of children, both within the child-specific and child-related Sectors and suggest rationalization / minimization of the on-going programmes and effective inter-sectoral convergence;
  2. to identify neglected areas and groups ; gaps, weaknesses and bottlenecks ii the implementation ; and take note of the emerging problems / situations related to survival protection, welfare and development of children in the changing scenario sad suggest necessary interventions;
  3. to review the implementation of the existing child-specific and child-related legislations and mechanisms for their enforcement and suggest corrective measures;
  4. to review the functioning of the existing Institutional Arrangements, both the Central and State levels for implementation of policies and programmes relating to children and suggest measures to make them more effective;
  5. to review and assess the involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions / Local Self Government Bodies and NGOs in the implementation of the programmes rating to children and suggest measures for their effective involvement in the planning process ; and
  6. to review the physical and financial achievements in relation to the target fixed under various programmes for children during the Ninth Plan and project programme-wise requirements, both physical and financial for Survival, Protectics Welfare and Development of Children during the Tenth Five Year Plan ( 2002 -07).

The Chairman of the Working Group, if necessary, may constitute Sub-Croups on any specific area problem and also co-opt additional Members.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be born by the parent Department/Ministry/Organization to which the officers belong Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I Officers of the Government of India and this will be paid by the Planning Commission.

The Working Group shall submit its Report positively by 28th February 2001.