NILAMBUR: The Social Justice Department has shut down an orphanage here for not arranging even the basic amenities for the inmates. Oswald Orphanage was shut down by the officials for not following their directions to improve its standards.
Social Justice Officer N Venugopal informed that the orphanage was not following the stipulated rules and regulations. A few years ago, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) had found serious lapses in the functioning of the orphanage.
The committee had asked the management to close it down and to shift the inmates to another orphanage. The management approached the Orphanage Control Board in September 2013 and managed to continue with the recognition.
This order was revoked when a group of social activists approached the CWC and the Orphanage Control Board pointing out that the orphanage secured recognition producing fake documents. CWC chairman Shareef Ullath said the orphanage was functioning in a temporary building and it had no facilities to accommodate the inmates, all of them tribal girls.