Restrictions For Playschools By Government
By MEHER ONISA : 04-Jan-2017
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has formulated hard guidelines for regulating the extremely high incidences of sexual abuse of children falling in the age bracket of 3 to 6 years in the preps and playschools.
Once the yardstick criterion is directed to the Ministry of the Women and Child Development WCD no child below 3-years of age will be registered or enrolled at a day care centre or an institution.
Violator will face de-recognition of institution or crèche along with a stern action that would be taken against them.
Maneka Gandhi, the minister of the WCD said that the principle measures taken were crucial towards discouraging the infant schools, baby sitting and preparatory centres legally or illegally operating in the country.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights NCPCR's recommendatory guidelines are articulated in favour of the early childhood care topic that falls under the category of women and child development.
Optionally, the states deserve the right to adopt the guidelines and explore the possibility of legislation.
Himachal Pradesh is the first state in the country to bring a law to regulate play schools with a mission to prevent violation of child rights and abuse against them.