NCPCR is a statutory body set up in 2007 under Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
Its objective is to protect, promote and defend child rights in India including rights adopted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children, 1989, ratified by India in 1992. (This convention defines child as a human being below 18 years of age).
It falls under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development
The Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group.