SC adjourns to April 19 hearing in Case related to COVID-19 spread in Children Shelter Homes

On Monday, the Apex Court adjourned for April 19 hearing in a case taken by it suo moto relating to COVID-19 spread in children shelter homes across the country.

A Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao & Vineet Saran adjourned the matter for next Monday as Justice Saran didn’t have relevant documents of the case.

Amicus Curiae advocate Gaurav Agrawal, who is assisting the Court in the case, said that he will ensure the documents are sent to the Bench.

Earlier, the Bench had passed a slew of directions in the case & ordered all the State Govts to provide necessary infrastructure, stationaries, books, & other equipment to Child Care Institutions for online classes on the basis of recommendation made by District Child Protection Units within 30 days.

It had also asked that states should ensure that the required number of teachers are also made available to teach children in the child care institutions.

The Supreme Court passing the directions to cater to the educational needs of Child Care Institutions and children who have been restored to families from these institutions had also ordered that extra classes if needed should also be imparted to children to equip them for final exams to take place.

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