4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board

4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board

4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board:

(1) The Board shall have following Functions, Duties and Powers:
(a) To approve short term, long term plan and annual programme of the Board,
(b) To approve annual budget of the Board,
(c) To formulate necessary policy on the subject of Inter-country child adoption and submit to the Ministry,
(d) To inquire as per the adoption of Nepalese children by foreign citizens pursuant to Terms, Conditions and Procedures for Adoption of Nepalese Children by Foreign Citizens, 2065(2008) andrecommend to the Ministry,
(e) To maintain co-operation between various institutions relating to Inter-country child adoption,
(f) To monitor the function and proceedings of children welfare home/ anathalaya (Orphanage) regularly,
(g) To collect and protect information related with the person who intends to adopt a child and exchange such information with each other,
(h) To construct or cause to construct the children welfare home, orphanage house, children reform home and other physical infrastructures as per necessity in order to manage the function relating to inter-country adoption with taking approval of the Ministry and give operation expenses in the form of contribution,
(i) To exchange the procedures and experiences of adoption with the central agencies or institutions of other countries those are related with adoption,
(j) To make available information to the central agency of othercountries related with adoption or other public agency related thereof in case such agency made request any information about the condition of children,
(k) To control Nepalese children from child abuse, exploitation, trafficking or kidnapping and protect such children from any other act which may occur at the time of taking and giving adoption,
(l) To make recommendation to the Ministry for determination of the service fee chargeable in order to the adoption of a children,
(m) To determine necessary procedures for adoption,
(n) To maintain confidentiality of the information of children, parents of such children and adoptive parents,
(o) To conduct or cause to be conduct research, study and investigation on the subject related with inter-country adoption,
(p) To make inspection and monitoring of child welfare home, orphanage or children home (Bal Mandir) enlisted pursuant to Terms and Procedures for Adoption of Nepalese Children by Foreign Citizens, 2065 (2008) and issue necessary directions,
(q) To make recommendation to the Ministry for delisting of the children welfare home, orphanage or children home which are not compiling the direction issued pursuant to Clause (p),
(r) To monitor or cause to be monitor competency of the adoptive family and the foreign institutions those are enlisted in the Ministry  and present progress and development made by Nepal in connection to the adoption of children to the International forum considering the progress and development those are made internationally,
(s) To carry out other necessary functions as may be required on intercountry adoption as prescribed by the Ministry.