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Adding ‘stronger sections’ in shelter home cases: Bihar govt

On Wednesday, Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar directed police to “add relevant stronger sections”, including under the POCSO (Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences) Act in cases where the victims are minors.

Sexual abuse, lack of trained staff, but no regular audits at Mumbai shelter homes

In the aftermath of the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar incidents, in which girls in shelter homes were sexually assaulted, the central Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry ordered a social audit of shelter homes in all states. In Mumbai, a social audit has not been conducted for at least last three years.

Pune: Sent to shelter as they had nowhere else to go, it is their home now

Before the girls go to school every morning, their attendance is marked via a bio-metric system, and the same is done after they return from sports or other extra curricular activities in the evening.

Bihar cancels selection of 50 NGOs for running shelter homes

The Bihar government took the decision keeping in view the over 30 rape cases and death of two women inmates at the Muzaffarpur home.


Crackdown on UP shelter homes: Pratapgarh, Pilibhit administrations seek detailed inquiry after anomalies

Both district administrations have written to the government requesting a detailed inquiry into the functioning of these shelter homes. They specifically requested the government to look into the funds sanctioned to them and recover the same if the charges are found to be true.

In the running of children’s homes, the rules that apply — or do not

In the wake of Muzaffarpur and Deoria, Minister Maneka Gandhi wants social audits of 9,000 children’s homes. Protocol, SOPs were developed only recently, and remain largely unverified.

Pune: Homes not ready, villagers may have to spend another year in shelters

Of 80 displaced families, only 67 will qualify for the houses, says administration

Shelter homes for women, children: Citing Odhav case, CAG fills in on ‘gaping holes’

The CAG report found that nine girls fled due to lack of basic needs like food, toilets, clothes and medicines.

BMC pulled up for delay in building shelter homes — ‘Isn’t it your obligation?’

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Homeless Collective through lawyers Gayatri Singh.

Encourage the homeless to sleep in night shelters, govt tells NGOs

NGOs have been asked to interact with the homeless and get them to use night shelter facilities.