Need Separate Dept For Children Found In Rly Premises


Need Separate Dept For Children Found In Rly Premises

The Railways must set up a separate wing within it’s personnel department to deal with children found in the national transporter’s premises, according to a newly published study.

The ‘Rights of Children in Contact with Railways’ study, by All India Working Group, released on Saturday, has said the Railway Police or Protection Force cannot effectively discharge the duty of child care and protection.

“Institution for care and protection within the Railways cannot be the Railway Police or Protection Force, which have been set up for entirely criminal and custodial protocols, even though there are instances, such as in Bengal where the RPF is said to have played a positive role. Read more

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