SCPCR holds hearing session

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SCPCR holds hearing session

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) chairperson Usha Negi addressed several issues during a hearing held on Wednesday. In the first complaint by the Dev Rishi Educational Society stating that Central Government in 2016 asked for proposals under its Support to Training and Empowerment Programme (STEP) Scheme to empower women and girls for employment, but till now state administration has not sent the proposals to the centre after physically verifying their authenticity.

 In answer to that deputy director of Women Empowerment department SK Singh said that total 22 proposals were submitted by the institutions and a meeting was also held in November 2018. However, no further directions were received by the department from state administration on this matter. As the matter is pending since the last three years, Negi has sent a letter to women empowerment secretary.

In the second complaint Ajay Kumar had earlier alleged that videos and detailed information on social media regarding sex determination during pregnancy are having negative effects on the society. In response, the SCPCR had asked Health directorate to establish a committee and investigate the issue. The allegations were substantiated, after which SCPCR sent a letter to the Ministry concerned. In the third complaint, SCPCR chairperson took follow up on the suicide case of a student in a school at Clement Town.

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