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2 24 Child Care Institutions under Cloud - Hindu dt 11.08.15

"PUNNAGAI" – Transforming Lives… *** Puducherry Police jointly with Rotary club of Pondicherry Beach Town had inaugurated - "PUNNAGAI" – Transforming Lives… - a Child Care Unit  at Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC), Kanagapathichettikulam, near PIMS Hospital, on the Puducherry - Tamil Nadu border today on 29.08.15 by 1700 hrs








A special campaign “Operation Muskaan” was undertaken by officials of CID Crime Branch during the month of July, 2015 to rescue and rehabilitate the missing/abandoned children in Puducherry.

The particulars of all the untraced Missing Children of Puducherry U.T. since 2000 were collected by the officials of CB CID.  A special team under an Inspector was formed to visit public places, to rescue missing/abandoned children and to rehabilitate them by handing over them to the Shelter Homes after producing them before the CWC, Puducherry.  Second team was formed under another Inspector to visit all the Child Care Homes in Puducherry and Karaikal to screen the children in Shelter Homes, for missing children.

As a part of “Operation Muskaan”, the Officials of CID Crime Branch, Social Welfare Department, Child Welfare Committee and NGOs visited 67 Child Care Homes in Puducherry and Karaikal regions.  The orphans and rescued children were screened with missing children data. The particulars of Shelter Homes were collected.  It was found that 34 orphan children are staying in 15 different Shelter Homes in Puducherry and Karaikal regions.  Neither they know their parents nor their place of origination. Their identity could not be established. 

During “Operation Muskaan” total 14 Children were rescued from Streets, Railway Station, Temples, Beach, Park, etc.  They were produced before the Child Welfare Committee and were handed over to Sandosha Nanban, the Child Care Home as ordered by CWC.  Out of the 14 rescued children, the parents of 13 children were traced and they were reunited with their parents through CWC, Puducherry.

The particulars and photographs of 34 orphan children, suspected to be the missing children, were collected and the same have been uploaded in the Track Child Web Portal of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India and also on the website of Puducherry Police.  The Staff of CB CID were also dispatched to the probable localities of such orphan children to trace their parents, but the efforts did not yield desired result.  The list of such children has been sent to the Chairperson, CWC Puducherry to conduct field verification of the available data of such orphans.  The effort to trace their parents and place of origination is underway.

.         During the visits to Shelter Homes, it was found that 24 Child Care Institutions (19 in Puducherry and 5 in Karaikal) are functioning without valid license from the Competent Authority.  Hence, a letter enclosing the list of such Homes has been sent to the Director, Department of Social Welfare, Puducherry for taking appropriate action in the matter.  


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