The state government has extended the last date of registration for Child Care Institutions (CCIs) from June 30 to July 20. The institutions have to be registered under Section 34 (3) of the Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act 2000.
It has directed all district police heads to complete the verification of staff working in CCIs and women shelter homes by July 10.
The state has a total of 105 CCIs housing 4,243 children. Of these, Gurgaon and Faridabad have the maximum of 12 CCIs each. In Gurgaon, some of the homes are run by NGOs. Of these, nine have already applied for registration with the district administration, said Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena.
The state has 13 women shelter homes, which house a total of 558 inmates. Gurgaon has two homes. A spokesperson of the Haryana women and child development department said all deputy commissioners had been asked to ensure that the CCIs and women shelter homes apply for registration.
He said the department would receive an SHO-wise list of CCIs and women shelter homes from all districts by July 13, adding that the police department had already initiated the appointment of child welfare officers at the police stations. These officers would be imparted a month-long training in the Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act 2000.