Creche inaugurated by CJI in SC for working lawyers, staff

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 May 2018 09:14:53


 

NEW DELHI,

The creche has been employed with trained staff and equipped with child friendly furniture, utensils, toys and first aid kit


CHIEF Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday inaugurated a creche facility at the Supreme Court premises for the children of working lawyers, court staff and also litigants.
The new facility of creche will accommodate a maximum of 30 children of ages ranging from six months to six years and will also provide facilities for children of court staff, lawyers and litigants.


The facility was inaugurated by the CJI along with justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and other Judges of the apex court. The apex court in a press statement said that the admission fee for admitting a child is Rs 1,000 and care fee per month is Rs 1,500. The creche has been employed with trained staff and equipped with child friendly furniture, utensils, toys and first aid kit and would be functioning from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM on all working days.


The release said that the members of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), SC Advocates-on-Record Association and female registered clerks engaged by senior advocates, advocates, SCBA staff and officers of Registry can avail facility of the creche.


The apex court had on March 15 said that the creche facility in its premises should become operational in the month of May after it had approved the draft guidelines on the judicial side. It had perused the report submitted by the Secretary General of the apex court and accepted the suggestion of the Registry regarding having a small room and a larger room which would be collectively described as the ‘kitchen area’. The court had earlier directed the stakeholders and the officials concerned of the registry to sit together to decide the issue of maintaining a regular kitchen.