566 petitions related to child rights’ disposed off in three years

Updated: September 5, 2015 05:36 IST

The Tamil Nadu State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has disposed off 566 petitions related to child rights in the past three years, said it’s Commissioner Saraswathi Rangasamy.

Addressing reporters here, she said that since the inception of the Commission in 2013, it has received 716 petitions of which action were taken against 566 petitions and disposed off. She said that the balance petitions were sent to the departments concerned for necessary actions. As many as nine children who were sexually harassed were given compensation of Rs. 18 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. It includes, two children from Namakkal district, she added.

The Commissioner added that schools in 20 districts were inspected for verifying whether 25 per cent admissions were made under the Right to Education Act.

Earlier, she inspected children homes in Velagoundampatti, Elanagar and Varadarajapuram and verified the records and interacted with the students.

Also, the maintenance of the homes, drinking water facility, food quality, toilet facilities was inspected. District Child Protection Officer M. Selvam was present.