Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Cuttack: In pursuance of the Government notification, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has been re-constituted for Cuttack district. Child Rights Activist and Advocate Bikash Mohapatra have been appointed as the Chairperson of the Committee for a period of three years. Social Activist Doli Das and Advocate Pradip Kumar Pattnaik have also been appointed as members of the committee.
The CWC has been formed under section-29 of the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000 to exercise the powers and discharging the duties in relation to child in need of care and protection.
Now, the Committee is sitting in the premises of Basundhara Child Care Home thrice a week - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and functioning as a bench of Magistrates.