09, Oct 2015
Oct 09, 2015 |
• New Delhi
Missionaries of Charity was not complying with the adoption guidelines, says Maneka Gandhi
New Delhi: Government will soon conduct a comprehensive survey to create a database of all registered child homes in the country, aiming to trace such institutions not complying with the law.
The survey to be done by the Women and Child Development Ministry will identify those child care homes, which are not complying with the revised guidelines of the Juvenile Justice Act, one of which includes orphanages run by the Mother Teresa Foundation, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said on Thursday. “Till now the Mother Teresa’s (Foundation) orphanages had their own agenda and now when they have to come under a unified secular agenda they are refusing it. They have decided not to follow the guidelines,” the minister said. She said that the ministry will try to persuade them to put children up for adoption.