UPSCPCR identifies over 2k Covid-orphaned children across UP

Lucknow, May 30: After the announcement of an economic package for covid-orphaned children in Uttar Pradesh, the Uttar Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) has become increasingly involved in identifying them. On Sunday, the Chairman of the Commission Dr Vishesh Gupta said that over two thousand children affected by the pandemic have been identified.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has started the Chief Minister Bal Seva Yojana (CMBSY) for destitute children in the corona period.

The Yogi government will now take care of the care, maintenance, education and financial support for these eligible children affected by the epidemic.

Dr Gupta informed that about two thousand covid-orphaned children have been identified so far in the state. Now the Yogi government will give direct benefits to all these children by selecting eligible children as per the scheme. Monitoring of the scheme will also be done so that eligible children can get the benefits of the scheme.

He informed that at district level, committees formed under the control of District Probation Officer like Child Welfare Committee, District Child Protection Unit and Monitoring Committees in rural areas will monitor it. Along with this, the District Magistrates at each district level and the Child Protection Commission at the state level will also monitor it.

Work on the plan being done at war level

Director of Women Welfare Department Manoj Kumar Rai apprised that the Women Welfare Department has ordered the District Magistrates (DMs) of all the districts of the state to prepare and send a list of all such children.

“So that the information regarding all such children is provided with the cooperation of concerned departments, district administration, child line, special juvenile police unit, NGOs, block and village child protection committees, monitoring committees formed at various levels for prevention of Covid and other child protection stakeholders.

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