SCPCR bypasses state government and submits report to government – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: The State Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (SCPCR) met with the Governor of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday and submitted a report on the recent inspection of children’s homes and subsequent events. The 85-page report, regarding the home inspection, was submitted by SCPCR Chairperson Saraswati Rangasamy and Member Saranya Jaikumar. The report exposes the state government’s inaction against unauthorized institutions.

Following the inspection, the SCPCR wrote to the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR) alleging forced conversion to a minority institution in Royapettah. However, state government officials denied this even though they admitted that the hostel was unregistered and lacked basic facilities.

Based on the SCPCR report, the NCPCR also wrote to the Chief Secretary asking him to submit a report on the action taken. “The Chief Secretary has not yet responded to the NCPCR letter. State officials are not responding to calls from the commission, and the children have yet to be rescued from the hostel. They need to understand that it is beyond politics and follow up on complaints,” Saranya said, adding that the commission had not received a proper response from the government.

CHENNAI: The State Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (SCPCR) met with the Governor of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday and submitted a report on the recent inspection of children’s homes and subsequent events. The 85-page report, regarding the home inspection, was submitted by SCPCR Chairperson Saraswati Rangasamy and Member Saranya Jaikumar. The report exposes the state government’s inaction against unauthorized institutions. Following the inspection, the SCPCR wrote to the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR) alleging forced conversion to a minority institution in Royapettah. However, state government officials denied this even though they admitted that the hostel was unregistered and lacked basic facilities. Based on the SCPCR report, the NCPCR also wrote to the Chief Secretary asking him to submit a report on the action taken. “The Chief Secretary has not yet responded to the NCPCR letter. State officials are not responding to calls from the commission, and the children have yet to be rescued from the hostel. They need to understand that it is beyond politics and follow up on complaints,” Saranya said, adding that the commission had not received a proper response from the government.

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