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been set up in model and metropolitan police stations (a front office with an official to cordially and sincerely record and handle the cases and other complaints, inter alia) to enhance the quality of police service. Women and Victim Support Centres have been established in Dhaka Metropolis. Steps have been undertaken to enhance the efficiency of Bangladesh Rifles (border security force) through introducing special allowances and rewards for border forces, and increasing the number of border outposts.

New Institutions, policies and plans

31.For the administration of juvenile justice in the country, a National Legal Aid Organization (NLAO) has been established. The NLAO has started providing legal aid services to children in prisons, poor in particular, as well as certified institutes (Development Centre). The State Party has also established the following:

A National Foundation for Development of Disabled in 2001

A Bureau of Non-formal Education was established in April 2005

A Non-government Teachers Registration Certification Authority in 2005

32.The following policies/strategies and plans have been put into implementation:

Time Bound Programme for Child Labour (2004-2015)

National Strategy for Accelerated Poverty Reduction (NSAPR) or Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), October 2005

Third National Plan of Action (NPA) for Children (2005-2010)

Gender Strategy and Action Plan, January 2006

Strategy and Action Plan for Mainstreaming Special Needs Children, October 2006

Strategy and Action Plan for Mainstreaming the Tribal Children in Primary Education, November 2006

Non-formal Education Policy, January 2006

National Food Policy 2006

33.The following draft policies are awaiting approval of the Government:

Arsenic Policy

Child Labour Policy

Social Policy for children on alternative care and protection for children in contact with law

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