Facilities in residential institutes: Govt directed to file compliance report

Hyderabad: The division bench of the Telangana High Court, comprising Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Anil Kumar Jukanti, on Monday gave three weeks to the government to file a compliance report as per the instructions in Chapter IV of guidelines of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2018, which mandates providing basic facilities and safety measures taken in state-run educational institutions and hostels.

The bench was dealing with a PIL filed by one Keethineedi Akhil Sri Guru Tej, who raised concerns about the apparent inaction of the state government in adhering to the guidelines aimed at safeguarding the rights and well-being of students in residential schools and hostels for SC, ST, BC and minority communities.

Chikkudu Prabhakar, counsel for the petitioner , brought to the notice of the court about false information provided by the government in the compliance report. Considering it, the court directed the government to file a fresh compliance report. The government counsel sought three more weeks to file a compliance report.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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