The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday requested the Centre to offer data on the not too long ago launched ‘PM-CARES for Youngsters’ scheme for youths orphaned by COVID-19, and directed states to nominate a nodal officers to apprise it on identification and welfare measures for such kids.
The Nationwide Fee of Safety of Youngster Rights (NCPCR), in its affidavit, mentioned in the meantime that as per the info given by states to this point, 9,346 kids have both misplaced each or one of many dad and mom to the lethal virus.
As many as 1,742 kids have misplaced each of their dad and mom and seven,464 have misplaced one of many dad and mom, the kid rights physique advised a trip bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose.
The highest courtroom took be aware of the submissions of lawyer and amicus curiae Gaurav Agrawal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Might 29 launched the scheme which goals to offer varied reliefs to the youngsters orphaned by the pandemic and he didn’t have a lot element about.
Below ‘PM-CARES for Youngsters’ scheme, varied steps can be taken together with offering a corpus of Rs 10 lakh when the beneficiary baby turns 18 years previous.
The mounted deposits will likely be opened within the names of such kids, and the PM-CARES fund will contribute by means of a specifically designed scheme to create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for every of them, the federal government had mentioned in a press release earlier
Extra Solicitor Basic Aishwarya Bhati undertakes to file particulars of the scheme…the Union of India shall additionally furnish the data regarding the mechanism for monitoring the scheme, the bench mentioned in its order.
The bench directed all states and Union Territories (UTs) to nominate nodal officers of stage of Secretary or Joint Secretary who will work together with the amicus curiae for offering data on orphans, their identification and in regards to the welfare measures for them.
The bench mentioned it might hear on Monday the instances of ten states first — Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Jharkhand, the place extra children have misplaced bread profitable guardians.
The bench additionally requested the states to maintain updating the details about the identification of orphans and the youngsters in want of care and safety on the ‘Baal Swaraj’ web site of NCPCR until Saturday and would hear the case on Monday subsequent.
The bench mentioned nodal officers would work together with the amicus curiae and supply all essential data regarding identification of orphans and the youngsters, who’re in want of care and safety, and focus on the issues confronted of their identification and different steps for his or her welfare.
On Might 28, it had requested the district authorities of all of the states and UTs to add data associated to kids orphaned from April 1, 2020 as a consequence of COVID-19.
The highest courtroom’s route had come on an utility filed by the amicus curiae within the pending suo motu case searching for identification of orphaned kids as a consequence of COVID-19 or in any other case and offering them quick aid by the state governments.
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