States and Union Territories have been told by the Supreme Court that the education of children living in child protection homes should not be affected due to the coronavirus pandemic. For which the court ordered the states to provide stationery and all necessary resources for the education of children.
Along with this, the court said that due to Coronavirus, the children who have been sent back to the family from child protection homes and if the financial condition of those families is not good, then on the recommendation of the State Government District Child Protection Committee, those families should be educated about the child’s education. The government will pay 2,000 rupees per month. This amount will be spent only on the education of the child.
Justice L. A bench headed by Nageswara Rao has given this order while hearing the matter for the welfare of children living in child protection homes. The court also asked states to appoint a teacher for 22 to 24 children. Extra classes should also be conducted to complete the studies which have been missed.
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Earlier, Amicus Curiae had told the court that since the corona pandemic started, a total of 2,27,518 children were living in child protection homes. In which 1,45,788 children were sent to their families.
The court said that the District Child Protection Committee will supervise the matter. Also, the District Child Protection Unit will inform the District Legal Service Authority about the facilities being provided to the children.
The amicus curiae Gaurav Aggarwal told the court that the court should order to continue proper education of children living in child protection homes. He said that teachers should be appointed. The court gave instructions to the states in this regard only after accepting suggestions given by Amicus Curiae.
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