13 C
New Delhi
Saturday 7 December 2019
India NCW initiates inspection of 12 government-run shelter homes for...

NCW initiates inspection of 12 government-run shelter homes for women

Last month, 11 girls went missing from a Swadhar Greh in Bihar, run by the NGO of Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the infamous Muzaffarpur girls' shelter home rape case

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has initiated inspection of 12 government-run Swadhar Grehs, shelter homes for women, to ascertain the living conditions of their inmates.

 

The move comes after a slew of cases of ill-treatment of inmates at shelter homes came to light.

All Swadhar Grehs in the country will be surveyed within a period of one year and reports presented to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said.

Academicians, activists and women and child development officials have been asked to work out a plan of action for a comprehensive and in-depth survey of all Swadhar Grehs in the country, she said.

There are a total of 559 Swadhar homes across the country, Sharma added.

“There is a need to carry out an assessment of the implementation of the scheme (Swadhar Greh Scheme) at the ground level so that the functioning of these homes can be improved and the objectives of the scheme are optimally realised,” she said.

Sharma said the Swadhar Greh Scheme would lose its “sheen” if the implementation is not monitored effectively.

The scheme was launched by the government to help women in need of institutional support for rehabilitation.

Sharma pointed out that irrespective of the duration of their stay in Swadhar Grehs, the women need to be prepared to join the mainstream society and also be empowered economically.

The decision for inspection of all 559 shelter homes was announced by the commission last month.

To start with, the exercise will focus on six states — Bihar, Karnataka, Mizoram, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, Sharma had said.

Last month, 11 girls went missing from a Swadhar Greh in Bihar, run by the NGO of Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the infamous Muzaffarpur girls’ shelter home rape case.

This was followed by another case of deaths of two women under mysterious circumstances at another shelter home in Bihar.

Similar cases were reported from shelter homes in Uttar Pradesh.

The inspection would include interaction with inmates of Swadhar Grehs, authorities concerned, officials and non-officials, and other such persons as considered necessary to ascertain facts and to finalise its findings and make recommendations, an NCW official had said.

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Trump Drives Democrats And Media Crazy

America can never be the same again, even after Trump leaves the White House,” say many, and you can read that anywhere

Balasaheb Thackeray’s Legacy Up For Grabs

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has failed to live up to the ideals of Balasaheb, leaving a void that the BJP alone can fill

How BJP Pulled Off Maha Coup With Nobody Watching

As Devendra Fadnavis desisted from contradicting Uddhav Thackeray everyday, the media attention moved from the BJP to its noisy rivals

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Politicians, lawyers, journalists question Hyderabad ‘encounter’

While journalists condemned the encounter killing, some politicians exercised caution to avoid antagonising people who were cheering the cops

Sajjanar, Telangana’s ‘encounter’ pro, hails from Karnataka

His father is a native of the Asuti village of Ron taluka in the Gadag district, but Vishwanath C Sajjanar was born and brought up in Hubballi

Ajit Pawar exonerated under whose instructions?

Did ACB exonerate Ajit Pawar knowing that the regime would change on 28 November or they were clearing his name with Devendra Fadnavis's knowledge?

Family of raped, murdered vet hails Telangana Police

Not only the family of the veterinarian raped and murdered on 27 November but also those of the accused wanted them dead as soon as possible

Did Sajjanar plan the ‘encounter’ of rapists-killers?

In 2008, police in Warangal had similarly killed 3 students accused of an acid attack in an 'encounter' when Sajjanar used to be the area SP

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar