Govt sets up Commission of Enquiry, five children's homes under scanner

In the wake of reports related to sexual exploitation of children at Arya Anathalaya, the Delhi government has set up a two-member Commission of Enquiry (CoE) for looking into the state of affairs of five children homes in the Capital.

The children’s homes inlcude Arya Bal Grih, Arya Kanya Sadan and Arya Anathalaya in Daryaganj and Chhatrawas Chandra Arya Vidya Mandir, and Chandra Arya Vidyalaya in East of Kailash.

According to information, the commission will be headed by retired IAS officer Geeta Sagar and another former IAS officer Janak Juneja as its member.

“The chief minister has asked CoE to go deep into the issues and submit a detailed report along with suggestions and corrective measures to the government within one month.

Steps will be taken to curb such incidents and ensure an atmosphere conducive to the safety and well being of the children,” said a senior official from Social Welfare Department.
The commission has been set up after the Delhi government conducted a preliminary enquiry on the working of children homes.

The CoE has been formed to look into the recent incidents of child abuse, study the management structure of five homes and supervisory mechanism in existence and find out lapse in the day-to-day functioning and overall management. It will also examine adherence to various rules and regulations regarding care and protection of children.

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