Commissioner visits juvenile home, reviews SNP

PASIGHAT, Jul 11: W&CD and SJETA Commissioner Gamli Padu visited the juvenile observation cum special home at Pasighat (The only juvenile home in Arunachal Pradesh) and interacted with the staff and the children in conflict with law (CCL) housed there.
Padu instructed the DCPU of the home to have regular meetings with the stakeholders in the district, and called for dealing with the pending cases at the earliest and within the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act of 2016.
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 Schemes (ICPS).
The commissioner was accompanied by W&CD Director TP Loyi and East Sinag Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak.
Earlier, the deputy commissioner suggested that an independent board for determining the correct age of the juveniles brought to the home, as “several of them were actually over-aged but due to certain remissions, were shown as juveniles to escape the clutches of the law”.
Padu also visited the One-Stop Centre at Pasighat and interacted with the staff stationed at the centre during his two-day visit to East Siang.
East Siang SP Prashant Gautam also spoke on the role of the police in the home and expressed need for a separate guard room for the police who were stationed there.
Director Loyi informed the gathering about the funding pattern of the WCD, GoI to the state government under the ICPS scheme, while Deputy Director Ering asked for strengthening the facilities of the home by increasing the height of boundary walls; installation of CCTVs and fire extinguishers etc.
Superintendent of the juvenile home, K Moyong briefed the visiting commissioner about the functioning and status of the juvenile home.
Earlier on Sunday, the Commissioner headed coordination cum review meeting in connection with the poor performance of Aadhaar enrolment, here at the Siang Guest House conference hall and took serious note of the poor performance of Aadhaar enrolment of beneficiaries between 0- 6 years under the Special Nutrition Programme (SNP)
While directing officials to come up with an action plan to cover the left out beneficiaries immediately, Padu said that ignorance by officials would be viewed seriously by the government.
The East Siang deputy commissioner also felt that the coverage performance was very poor and assured of extending full support to fill in the lacuna in the coverage of Aadhar of the left out beneficiaries.
He instructed administrative officers to issue birth certificates to children who were not covered under Aadhar due to lack of the certificates at the earliest.
ICDS Deputy Director PE Angu gave a presentation of the status of Aadhar enrolment of the SNP beneficiaries in the district, and apprised of the problems in the district regarding the poor show in the Aadahar enrolment, besides other bottlenecks faced in implementation of WCD schemes in the district.
She assured that there would be better performance in the Aadhar coverage by the next review meeting. (DIPRO)