NHRC issues notice to women and child development ministry

Action after a media report alleged inhuman treatment meted out to a ten-month old baby by the caretaker of a crèche in Maharashtra.

GN Bureau | December 6, 2016


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 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of the condition of crèches in the country and has issued a notice to the ministry of women and child development. The action was taken after a media report alleged inhuman and barbaric treatment meted out to a ten-month old baby by the caretaker of a crèche in Kharghar area of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

NHRC has given six weeks’ time to the ministry to share existing guidelines and regulations, if any, governing this area of child protection.
The commission in a statement said, “In case any untoward incident comes to the notice of the authorities, the victim child should immediately be provided with proper counseling and if needed consultation of a psychiatrist apart from the legal action against the erring staff/ owner of the centre.”
 
It observed that though the government of Maharashtra has reportedly acted with alacrity and ordered installation of CCTV cameras in day care centres and play schools, yet detailed nationwide guidelines are necessary for monitoring and regulating them for secure and safe care of the children.
 
The commission took note of an editorial comment in the Hindustan Times, wherein it is said that children left at day care centres are at risk because the government does not have any regulation over this sector.
 

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