Cooperate on monitoring security at juvenile homes: HC tells govt
The Delhi high court has asked the city government and the police to cooperate with each other and arrive at a decision within six weeks on deputing officers for monitoring security arrangement at juvenile homes.
A Bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma issued the direction after Delhi government told the court that it has created six posts for the purpose of monitoring security arrangement at juvenile homes and to coordinate with Department of Women and Child Development.
The government also told the court that creation of the six posts has received in-principle approval from the Cabinet on September 1 and is before the Lt Governor for his approval.
Thereafter, the Bench said, “Considering the importance of the issue and urgent need to monitor security arrangement (at juvenile homes) and coordinate on such issues with Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD), we want all concerned parties to cooperate and arrive at a decision within six weeks.”
Delhi Police told the court that it has forwarded to the government names of 21 of its officers who volunteered for the posts, but despite reminders no response has been received.
In response, the Delhi government told the court that the entire proposal is before the LG and added that it needs 10 more officers as it intends to appoint at least five persons per post.