Govt to set up Observation Home for girls

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Chandigarh, Jan 18: The Haryana government has notified the 'State After Care Home for Girls' in Karnal as the first Observation Home for girls in the state.

Another such institution Home has been set up at Faridabad as part of the Government's move to set up four new Observation Homes for undertrial juveniles, a spokesman for the Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Department said.

Two more Observation Homes were under construction at Ambala and Hisar, he said, adding that the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 was being implemented in the state.

He said ration money allowance admissible to single women residing in Mahila Ashrams at Karnal, Rohtak and Faridabad had been increased from Rs 275 to Rs 425 per month. The maintenance amount being given to destitute and orphan children has been increased from Rs 450 to Rs 600 per month per child.

He said the rates of financial assistance admissible to destitute children under the scheme known as Financial Assistance to Destitute Children has been enhanced from Rs 30 to Rs 100 per child per month.

The marriage grant being given to solemnise marriage of young widows or daughters of inmates of Mahila Ashrams at Karnal, Rohtak and Faridabad and young members of the State After Care Home for girls in Karnal had been enhanced from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000, the spokesman added.

He said with a view to giving social security to widows, destitute women and their dependent children, three Mahila Ashrams were being run by the Government at Karnal, Rohtak and Faridabad and their inmates were being given a financial assistance of Rs 275 and Rs 75 as clothing allowance per month.

In case of a single woman, this allowance was Rs 425 and Rs 75 per month as clothing allowance.


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