Revolutionizing Child Care Oversight: NCPCR Unveils ‘MASI’ App for Seamless Monitoring of Child Care Institutions

In a progressive stride towards enhancing the protection and well-being of children under its purview, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has unveiled the pioneering ‘MASI’ application. Devised to bring a paradigm shift in the monitoring and inspection of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) nationwide, the Monitoring App for Seamless Inspection (MASI) stands as a testament to modern technological advancements converging with the welfare of the youngest members of society.

Central to MASI’s creation is the resolute commitment to fortify the inspection mechanism mandated by the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015. This digital tool has been meticulously designed to streamline and optimize the oversight process, ensuring its efficiency and efficacy in safeguarding the rights and well-being of children within CCIs.

The heart of MASI lies in its ability to harmonize the monitoring efforts of various authorities entrusted with the crucial task of inspecting CCIs. Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), State Inspection Committees, District Inspection Committees, Members of Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs), and State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) converge onto a unified platform, synchronizing their inspections through the seamless interface of the application.

MASI orchestrates a unified inspection mechanism, eliminating redundancy and enhancing precision in assessments. It interfaces with a dedicated monitoring portal, generating automated real-time reports that provide an up-to-the-minute snapshot of CCI conditions. This integration empowers timely interventions and proactive measures, ensuring compliance with the mandates of the Juvenile Justice Act.

The MASI experience revolves around a comprehensive questionnaire mechanism that authorities complete through the application. Upon submission, the system dynamically compiles detailed reports on the monitoring portal, furnishing in-depth insights into the state of CCIs and their alignment with statutory requirements.

Anchoring the entire initiative is the profound commitment of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), a pivotal institution erected by the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015. The CWC stands as an autonomous body with a dedicated mission – to champion the rights and address the needs of children who find themselves abandoned, orphaned, or in circumstances requiring special care and attention. This formidable entity ensures the holistic development, protection, treatment, and rehabilitation of such children, ensuring their rights are preserved and their welfare fortified.

Guiding this monumental stride toward a technologically empowered and efficiently monitored child welfare landscape is Priyank Kanoongo, the eminent Chairman of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. With the MASI application, the NCPCR underscores its unwavering dedication to nurturing a safe and secure environment for every child, setting a precedent for compassionate and innovative governance.