Status: The government is still to formulate any comprehensive child protection framework. However, the government is implementing the Mission Vatsalya, earlier known as the Integrated Child Protection Scheme, to protect and rehabilitate children in difficult circumstances. It issued fresh guidelines in July 2022 to provide for a surprise inspection and minimum standards of care at childcare institutions, as prescribed in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016. i ii iii iv