NEW DELHI: More than 40 child care institutions across the country have been shut for not adhering to norms of the Women and Child Development Ministry, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said today.
At a meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament attached to the WCD Ministry, she briefed the members about the status of child care institutions (CCIs) and shelter homes in the country.
Gandhi said under an audit conducted by the National Commission for protection of Child Rights on the direction of the Supreme Court, about 3,000 child care institutions have been covered till now and more than 40 shelter homes have been closed down for not adhering to norms.
She also proposed setting up of a single large facility for housing children, who are presently living in child care centres, in every state. (AGENCIES)