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Nari Niketan, Bal Ashram in Leh and Kargil designated as Child Care Institution

Last Updated on May 11, 2021 at 6:50 pm

Nari Niketan and Bal Ashram in Leh district and Bal Ashram at Baroo, Kargil, have been designated as Children Care Institutions (CCIs) to support children of indisposed parents suffering from Covid-19 for an interim period.

Nodal officials/officers have been appointed to provide the necessary support to such children. The officials are Nazir Ahmed Khan, Chairman CWC, Kargil (9419706413) and Fazil Ali, Protection Officer Non-Institutional Care, Kargil (9469723300), for Kargil district and Shala Khan, Member, Child Welfare Committee, Leh (9622173705) and Rinchen Dolker, Protection Officer, Institutional Care, Leh (8493896079), for Leh district.

People can inform Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) or District Child Protection Officer (DCPO), or Protection Officer (Institutional Care) if the child of any Covid-19 patient is facing difficulty.

As per Section 32 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, any individual or police officer or a hospital who find a child who appears to be abandoned or lost, or is an orphan without family support, they should provide the information of the child to the nearest Police Station or the Child Welfare Committee or the District Child Protection Unit or hand over the child to a Child Care Institution registered under the Act within 24 hours (excluding the time necessary for the journey).