Child care homes to be inspected

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has given orders to all the states to inspect all the child care homes run by the Missionaries of Charity immediately after cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by the homes came to light.

She also gave directions to the states to ensure that all the child care institutions were registered and linked to the country’s apex body within a month.According to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, registration of all institutions and linking with the Central Adoption Resource Authority was mandatory. Some of the orphanages have challenged the validity of the said clause.