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Appoint the right person for protection of child rights, warns Madras High Court

The bench of  Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan made the observation when a PIL by A Narayanan, director of ChangeIndia, Virugambakkam, came up on Friday.

Published: 05th November 2016 04:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2016 04:12 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Annoyed over the inordinate delay in appointing a Chairperson to the Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights and that too after the selection of Kalyani Mathivanan to the post, the first bench of the Madras High Court has cautioned authorities that it would have to intervene in the matter unless the State government itself chooses the right person.

The bench of  Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan made the observation when a PIL by A Narayanan, director of ChangeIndia, Virugambakkam, came up on Friday.

Originally, the PIL was filed in 2014 to make registration of child homes in the State mandatory and to close down all illegal homes which did not have minimum facilities.  When the government appointed Kalyani Mathivananto the post, the petitioner challenged the same, among other things, on the ground that mandatory pre-appointment rules had not been followed in her case.



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