UP: Monitoring body for juvenile homes set up

Last Updated: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 23:05

Lucknow: Three days after the Allahabad
juvenile rape incident came to light, the Uttar Pradesh
government on Monday ordered that monitoring committees will be
set up in each districts to inspect correctional houses.

State Women Welfare Minister Aruna Kori said, a
five-member monitoring, evaluation and advisory committee
should be constituted in all districts to be headed by
concerned District Magistrates to check occurrence of such
incidents in future.

The committee, she said would inspect juvenile homes
every month and look into their problems and take action
against lax officials and employees.

On April 6, the incident of rape of three minor girls by
a peon at a juvenile home in Allahabad came to light.

"Absolutely shocked" Allahabad High Court took suo motu
cognisance of the matter and issued a direction to ensure that
"an exemplary deterrent message goes out".

Besides, directives have also been given to put complaint
boxes in all such juvenile homes and a register should be
maintained for that, she said, adding that superintendents
should reside in the campus of such homes.

She also said that chowkidar posted there was also
terminated along with two officials.


First Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 23:05

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