Two child care institutes under scanner for violations in Haryana’s Nuh

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The functioning of two child care institutes (CCI) in Tauru, Nuh district, has come under the scanner after an inquiry report into their functioning by the Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (HSCPCR) flagged violations of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act).

The 11-page report, a copy of which is with the Hindustan Times, was submitted to the women and child development (WCD) director on Monday. The inspection was done on July 16 by an HSCPCR team, headed by its chairperson Jyoti Bainda.

Prime among the violations flagged by the report are that the two CCIs—Orphan In Need and Deepalaya Children Home — allegedly did not maintain files, no procedure was followed while shifting children to CCIs and no child was placed for adoption.

The commission has now recommended that the WCD set up a high-level committee to look into the functioning of these homes and the NGOs to ascertain their genuineness. It has also recommended that the charge of CWC-Nuh be handed over to the CWC of adjoining districts for the duration of the enquiry to ensure documents cannot be tampered with. Additionally, the HSCPCR had demanded that the background of all children residing at the two CCis be verified and they be shifted to other centres.

Meanwhile, the CCI management has dismissed all charges, saying their documentation was immaculate.

Bainda she found that the Nuh CWC and district child protection unit (DCPU) were sending children from different states to CCIs without informing the state child rights commission, which is a violation of Section 58 of the JJ Act.

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