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Calcutta HC Directs State to Submit Report Regarding Appointment of Chairperson/Other Members of Selection Committee of CWC & JJBs Across the State [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 24 Sep 2020 4:27pm

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On Monday, i.e. September 21st, 2020, the High Court of Calcutta passed an order directing the Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Department along with the Judicial Secretary for the submission of a report. The said report is to disclose the progress regarding the “appointment of the Chairperson as well as other members of the selection committee of Child Welfare Committees and Juvenile Justice Boards” across the several districts of the State of West Bengal.

A Division Bench of Hon’ble Justice Harish Tandon and Soumen Sen heard the matter. The Hon’ble Chief Justice allotted the matter to the Division Bench. This was as a result of an order dated March 16, 2020. By the said order, numerous authorities were impleaded as parties in a PIL. Consequently, a direction was passed that would disclose the process that was adopted to constitute Child Welfare Committees in all the districts and sub-divisions. The PIL also urged the court to shed light on various details like the condition of security, the infrastructure of the building, if the diet chart is maintained. Such a diet chart is mandated by the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2015. These details were to be submitted by an affidavit within 3 weeks from the submission of the PIL.

During the hearing of the matter, the Judicial Secretary, and the Director, Child Rights and Trafficking also appeared before the Bench. The letter of the Registrar General-in-charge was forwarded by the Registrar to the Judicial Secretary. The contents of… Continue Reading...


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