NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK
New Delhi, May 9 (PTI) After the incident of children being abused in a Gurgaon orphanage came to light, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the administration to map all child care institutions in the district. In a letter to the Chief Secretary of Haryana, Vinod Tikoo, a member of NCPCR has recommended several measures to ensure that such incidents do not recur. “Mapping of all the Child Care Institutions in the district should be undertaken on a war footing,” Tikoo said in his letter and asked the state to ensure registration of such ECIs under Juvenile Justice within 3 months. Tikoo said NCPCR had taken cognizance of the news report that minors had been raped and abused in a Gurgaon orphanage and a team visited the ‘Suparna ka Angan’ where alleged sexual and physical abuse of the children was reported. The NCPCR letter mentioned that since there was variation in the number of individual case files in the Home and physical presence of children, efforts be made to record the number of children not available both boys and girls with their age-wise breakup. Tikoo also suggested that a senior Officer is deputed as administrator of the Home to take care of day-to-day requirements of the children including their educational requirements, until a regular arrangement is put in place by the Government. The NCPCR also recommended that a Social Investigation Report (SIR) of each child be prepared. The NCPCR has also suggested that the administration should arrange for spraying of disinfectant in the entire home and keep it clean.