Eight Child Care Institutions in Goa have come under the scanner of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for being unregistered which is mandatory under the Juvenile Justice Act. This information was revealed in the latest data from the National Agency for Safeguarding Child Rights.
There are more than 1,300 unregistered CCIs exists across the country the data shockingly revealed, making children vulnerable to multiple kind of abuses with no government mechanism of supervision and accountability.
The NCPCR data reveals that of the 1,339 unregistered Child Care Institutions, 1165 are operating in Kerala alone. The state has 26 registered CCIs.
According to the data, there are 5,850 registered CCIs in the country as of July 11, and if unregistered ones are counted, the total number of children’s homes crosses the 8,000-mark.
Besides Goa and Kerala, some other states also have unregistered CCIs with Maharashtra reporting 110 such homes, Manipur 13, Tamil Nadu (9), Rajasthan (4) and Nagaland (2).
After the Ranchi case, Nobel Laureate and children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi had demanded that all Child Care Institutions be registered immediately.
The NCPCR data also shows that there are 2,32,937 children in all the CCIs – registered and the unregistered ones -in the country.