A- A A+
Last Updated : Oct 21 2020 4:03PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Police Commemoration Day being observed today; Govt working to make border impregnable by linking technology with human force, says Amit Shah            Campaigning for first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections gains momentum; scrutiny of nomination papers for third phase underway            India returns missing Chinese soldier who strayed across LAC            COVID-19 recovery rate in country reaches 88.81 pct            IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Abu Dhabi           

National News

Jul 17, 2018
1:54PM

Maneka Gandhi asks States to get childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity inspected immediately


Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has asked all States to get the childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity inspected immediately. An official release said, Mrs Gandhi also directed the States to ensure that all childcare institutions (CCIs) are registered and linked to Central Adoption Resource Authority  (CARA)  within a month. The move comes after cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by the childcare homes run Missionaries of Charity in Jharkhand came to light recently. The shelter home in Ranchi has allegedly been involved in selling three children and giving away another one.
According to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, registration of childcare institutions and their linking with the CARA is mandatory, but some orphanages have challenged the validity of the clause. Approximately 2,300 CCIs have been linked to CARA since December last year, while about 4,000 more are still pending for linkage. Mrs Gandhi has expressed displeasure over the fact that the children in the 2,300 institutions linked to CARA are yet to be brought under an adoption system.

According to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 2,32,937 children are currently under the care of CCIs -- both registered and unregistered  in the country.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Oct) Midday News 21 (Oct) Evening News 20 (Oct) Hourly 21 (Oct) (1500hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Oct) दोपहर समाचार 21 (Oct) समाचार संध्या 20 (Oct) प्रति घंटा समाचार 21 (Oct) (1310hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Oct) Khabrein(Day) 21 (Oct) Khabrein(Eve) 20 (Oct)
Aaj Savere 21 (Oct) Parikrama 20 (Oct)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 20 (Oct) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 20 (Oct) Spotlight/News Analysis 20 (Oct) Employment News 20 (Oct) World News 20 (Oct) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 20 (Oct) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 17 (Oct) North East Diary 15 (Oct)