SCOC briefs Governor on implementation of JJ Act

Member SCOC Rajiv Khajuria briefing Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday.
Member SCOC Rajiv Khajuria briefing Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday.

Several leaders call on Malik, discuss public issues

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, May 15: Rajiv Khajuria, Member Selection cum Oversight Committee (SCOC) formed under the J&K Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Khajuria apprised Governor about the implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of Children) Act, 2013 in the State and informed that Child Welfare Committees and JJ Boards are functional in all the 22 districts across the State and are actively addressing the cases of children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law.
He requested Governor to nominate the Chairperson of SCOC so that vacant posts in CWCs and JJBs can be filled up, sought regularization of contractual staff working in the ICPS, transfer of funds by State Government to the State Child Protection Society (SCPS) as per the guidelines of Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, creation of posts of 14 full time Principal Magistrates in remaining districts of the State, directions to all Deputy Commissioners for identification and transfer of land to ICPS Department for construction of various types of homes under the Act.
Governor assured Khajuria that necessary directions will be passed to the concerned departments regarding the issues raised by him and emphasised the vital importance of effectively fulfilling responsibilities assigned to the SCOC and SCPS for ensuring care and protection of children.
Meanwhile, Saif-Ud-Din Bhat, MLC, met Governor and discussed various issues of public importance.
Er Rasheed, former MLA also called on Governor and shared his perspective relating to certain issues of public importance.
G H Mir, former Minister held discussions with Governor about the challenges in the State and the steps required for engendering conditions which can lead to sustained peace and normalcy.
Khalid Jehangir, BJP leader also met Governor and shared with him his views relating to ensuring peace and normalcy in the State.
Aga Syed Mohsin, PDP leader, who also called on Governor, discussed various issues being faced by people in Kashmir.