To check irregularities in Child care centers: Tummala

Minister for Women and Child Welfare Tummala Nageshwara Rao today said they will conduct a study of Kerala model of child care system and check the irregularities in child care centers for adoption of newly born babies. To avoid this problem, adoption of children should be done online through necessary measures and set up monitoring committees, he said.

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) Advisory Committee Chairman Ramchander Reddy called on the minister at Secretariat here and discussed on child adoption irregularities. He brought to fore the irregularities in the child adoption at various places. Rao said State Adoption Resource Authority on the Central authority are on the anvil and check the irregularities. He said the government plans to set up child care centers in all districts and also a task force to monitor and conduct inspections.

About 20000 applications are pending for the child care centers and the government is to take a call. A related file was sent to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his approval, he said, adding that stringent measures should be taken to prevent irregularities. Rao also asked the officials to conduct a study visit to Kerala wherein the children being left behind by parents or single mothers in bushes or aloof places are being taken care of by the state government. Such children are prey to dogs or pigs and losing lives.

The minister said the State government was firm and determined to protect the women and children. Stating that Nalgonda was in first on adopting the children, he said needed steps will be taken up for strengthening the system to pave easy way for adoption and avoiding any problems. (NSS)