Commissioner reviews SNP implementation visits Juvenile Home, One-Stop Center

Commissioner reviews SNP implementation visits Juvenile Home, One-Stop Center

PASIGHAT, Jul 11: A coordination cum review meeting in connection with the ‘poor’ performance of Aadhaar enrolment of 0-6 years beneficiaries under the Special Nutrition Programme was held at the Siang Guest House here on Sunday last under the chairmanship of Commissioner, Women & Child Development and SJETA, Gamli Padu, who was on a two-day visit to East Siang district.

The meeting was attended by W&CD Director T P Loyi, Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak, District Statistical Officer, DDSE, ADCs of Ruksin and Mebo along with other administrative officers, besides the Dy Director, District ICDS Cell, Pasighat, the CDPOs and ICDS staff of the district.

Taking strong note of the poor performance, the Commissioner advised that the Aadhaar enrolment should be taken up on a war footing and action plan be taken up immediately to cover the left out beneficiaries or else the Govt would view it very seriously.

DC Tamiyo Tatak while admitting that the coverage was very poor assured of extending all help to fill in the lacuna in the coverage of Aadhaar of left out beneficiaries. He instructed the administrative officers to issue birth certificates to the children, who were not covered under Aadhaar due to lack of birth certificates, at the earliest to make it easier for the beneficiaries to be covered under Aadhaar.

Dy Director (ICDS) P E Angu gave a power-point presentation on the status of Aadhaar enrolment of the SNP beneficiaries in the district, besides highlighting the problems faced in implementation of other WCD schemes in the district. She assured that there would be a better performance in the Aadhaar coverage by the next review meeting.

On Monday, the Commissioner along with the Director and the DC visited the Juvenile observation cum special Home at Pasighat, which is the only juvenile home in Arunachal Pradesh, and interacted with the staff and the CCLs (children in conflict with law) housed in the Home.

While holding a meeting here, Padu instructed the DCPU to have regular meetings with the stakeholders. He expressed hope that the pending cases would be dealt with at the earliest within the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act. He also advised the Director to place the issues and problems faced by the Home and the DCPU staff appropriately in tune with the guidelines of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). Padu then visited the One Stop Centre at Pasighat and interacted with its staff.

Earlier, the DC suggested that an independent Board for determining the correct age of those JCLs brought to the Home be approved by the Govt, as many juveniles were actually over-aged but due to certain remissions were shown as juveniles to escape the clutches of the law.

SP Prashant Gautam spoke on the role of the police in the Home and stressed on the need for a separate guard room for the police stationed at the Home.

The Dy Director, ICDS asked for strengthening the facilities of the Home by heightening the boundary walls, installation of CCTVs and fire extinguishers etc. Superintendent of Juvenile Home K Moyong, CDPO Pasighat had briefed the visiting Commissioner about the functioning and status of the Juvenile Home. (DIPRO)

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