Three-fold rise in calls to child helpline in four years
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 3:55 PM
Women and Child Development Ministry informed Lok Sabha that the calls received by child helpline in the last four years increased more than three-fold. CHILDLINE (1098) had answered 38,22,081 calls in the year 2013-14 which increased to 1,15,59,750 calls in the year 2017-18, it said. Out of these, direct intervention was provided in 2,18,266 cases.
India Revokes Passports Of 33 NRIs For "Abandoning Wives"
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:48 AM
The government has cancelled passports of 33 NRIs for abandoning their wives, the Women and Child Development Ministry said. The INA made to look into the matter has been issuing Look-Out Circulars to absconding husbands in cases of NRI marriages and till now, 8 LoCs have been issued and 33 passports have been impounded by the External Affairs Ministry, a senior official said.
Ministry Says 539 Child Care Institutes Shut Down In India
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 3:06 PM
The government has so far shut down 539 child care institutes (CCIs) across the country since August when shelter home rape cases surfaced, according to Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD). "We had to shut those institutes which were not fitting the standard of living for the children or violated the norms or those which were unregistered," said a top WCD official.