GUWAHATI, Nov 6: Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu has ordered registration of all child welfare committees of the district under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. Angamuthu said this at a review meeting at Circuit House here on Monday. The DC directed that within the next 15 days all child care institutions should duly fill up their applications and submit them to the competent authority for registration, failing which sue motto legal action will be initiated against violators. “Child care institutions which were registered prior to commencement of the Act in 2015 should also apply for the renewal of their registration under the new Act and Rules,” the DC said in a statement.
The DC also directed that drinking water, kitchens and cleanliness of various child care homes should be inspected and necessary measures should be taken by Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC). The district child protection officer has been directed to submit a detailed report on the functioning of Homes along with details of children kept in them since their inception and to submit the report within a month. To ensure no child trafficking from nursing homes or health care institutions, the DC issued an order to check records of all newborns in private nursing homes. Kamrup (M) district development commissioner Barli Sharma, Additiol Deputy Commissioner PP Bora, the district child protection officer, the district social welfare officer and others were present at the meeting.