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HC directs states, UT to regulate NGOs

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  CHANDIGARH, May 02, 2014
First Published: 22:31 IST(2/5/2014) | Last Updated: 22:33 IST(2/5/2014)

The Punjab and Haryana high court has granted two months' time to the Punjab, Haryana governments and the Chandigarh administration to frame appropriate policies for regulating and monitoring activities of non-government organisation (NGOs) running homes for mentally-challenged children.


The directions came from the division bench comprising chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice Arun Palli on Friday on a public interest litigation.

Referring to some of the incidents in such organisations in the past, the petitioner also informed the court about the recent incident of March 10 where a raiding team of the health department, Patiala, had recovered 150 cartons of expired fruit juice from a storeroom of Navjivini School for Special Children. 

He also mentioned the latest incident of Bal Niketan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, where one supervisor of the social welfare department had been indicted by an internal inquiry for having done repeated acts of sexual harassment to the female inmates.

The petitioner submitted that guidelines issued by the high court earlier in June 2009 in one such incident in Chandigarh's Nari Niketan also needed to be replicated by the Punjab and Haryana governments, as those guidelines were only issued to the Chandigarh administration with regard to government-funded NGOs.


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