Shillong | Union Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi will inaugurate a one-day Regional Conference with North Eastern States on Child Adoption at the State Convention Centre here next Monday.
Social Welfare and Women & Child Development ministers of all NE states, including Sikkim, are expected to attend the conference.
About 400 delegates are also expected to attend 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 would also attend.
The conference is being organised with a view to familiarize the stakeholders of adoption programme in North Eastern States about the provisions relating to adoption under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 ; and orient them about the provisions of Adoption Guidelines – 2015 as well as the online adoption process through Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS).