UP: Monitoring body for juvenile homes set up
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Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 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 09, 2012, 23:05

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