The child rights body NCPCR has sought an explanation from the Delhi government for not informing it on the issue of children running away from childcare institutions in the capital.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while speaking at a press conference on Delhi’s budget on Saturday, said Rs 10 crore had been allocated for street children and a state-of-the-art school would be built for them where they would get all the facilities.
Mr Kejriwal also said that to date, children have been “intercepted” and placed in child care homes, where they are not well cared for, causing them to flee.
National Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (NCPCR) chairman Priyank Kanoongo said the body had held four monthly meetings with all union states and territories, but the Delhi government’s Women and Child Development Department had never raised the issue of children running away from childcare homes. -Children.
“NCPCR would like your good office to give an excuse not to inform about the serious issue of children running away from childcare institutions in Delhi in the monthly review meetings conducted by NCPCR with all states and UT,” Mr Kanoongo said.
The commission also requested for actionable reports on the poor condition of childcare institutions in Delhi and on officials responsible for not complying with the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and its regulations notified in 2016 at these facilities.
It also seeks to find out the number of ‘children in street situations’ rescued in the past six months, the number of children rescued from the streets and placed in childcare institutions in the past six months, and the number of children who running away from children. care institutions during the same period of time.
The Commission further asked the Delhi government to provide the details of the children, the children’s home, the date of their escape, a copy of the FIR registered in all such cases and the number of childcare institutions registered in Delhi and its details.
Inspection reports conducted in the last six months by the inspection committee and the CWC established under the JJ Act, 2015 are also sought.
All these details will be provided within 15 days.
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