Gov’t to form ‘Mediation cell’ for child dispute among NRI


New Delhi: Government of India are going to start a Mediation Cell, to resolve the cases of children among Non Residential Indians (NRI) marriages who were taken away by one of the spouse without the permission of the other spouse due to marital discord or domestic violence from overseas country to India or vice versa.

The Women and Child Development Ministry  Under Section 13(a) of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act  (CPCR) 2005, has directed the NCPCR to constitute a Mediation Cell, to resolve the cases of children.

The suggested composition of the Mediation Cell in NCPCR is as follows:

  1. Chairperson NCPCR- Chairperson
  2. Member NCPCR  (in that fields of laws relating to children)- Member
  • Member NCPCR (in field of child psychology-sociology) – Member.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, has notified that any parent can approach the Integrated Nodal agency, to resolve the NRI marriages issues, with the details of the case. A representation could also be made by the child or a custodian of the child. With this procedure, the scope of work of the INA is being expanded to cover cases involving children of contesting parents. Mediation process may be completed in six months of the receipt of application filing which the Mediation process will be taken as over.

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