New Delhi, Jan 4: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the West Bengal Government and all the other State Governments after hearing a petition filed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) accusing the West Bengal Government of gross violation of rights of the orphaned children.
A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, made it an all India case and issued notice to all the states, including West Bengal Government.
The NCPCR had alleged that the WB Government had illegally formed an ad-hoc committees for adoption and given away orphans for adoption in gross violation of law and rules.
The NCPCR, said, when it sought answers from the state, the Calcutta High Court had stayed the NCPCR proceedings against the state.
The apex court on Thursday asked all the states to respond in two weeks with all the details about the orphanages and the facilities being given to the orphaned children at those centres and also the procedure followed for giving them on adoption.