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State to set up up monitoring system in orphanages

The high court on Thursday granted two additional months to the government to put in place a system for monitoring destitute and special children’s homes across the state — as envisaged in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act.

mumbai Updated: Oct 01, 2010 01:36 IST

The high court on Thursday granted two additional months to the government to put in place a system for monitoring destitute and special children’s homes across the state — as envisaged in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act.

The monitoring system includes advisory boards, district child protection units, and inspection committees at the city, district and state level.

On September 16, the court had directed the state to set up the system across the state within a month observing that: “The provisions of the Act have largely remained on paper in Maharashtra and there is complete failure on part of the government to comply with its statutory obligations.”

On Thursday, additional government pleader, Jyoti Pawar, sought three months to comply with the order. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mohit Shah and justice DY Chandrachud granted additional time.

The high court has taken suo-moto notice of 18 mentally challenged children’s plight at Kavdas Orphanage in Thane.