SHILLONG, April 16 - 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 on Monday.
Social Welfare and Women & Child Development Ministers of all NE States are expected to attend the conference.
About 400 delegates are also expected to attend the conference, including the stakeholders from 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 Northeastern States.
Besides, the senior officers from Ministry of Women & Child Development, Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) and concerned Department of the State Governments in the region would also attend the meet.
The conference is being organised with a view to familiarise the stakeholders of adoption programme in NE about the provisions relating to adoption under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and orient them about the provisions of Adoption Guidelines as well as the online adoption process through Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System. � PTI