State Govt informs Calcutta HC on Appointment in Creche Facility

Aishwarya Rathore

Published on: August 09, 2021, at 15:37 IST

The State Government informed the Calcutta High Court on Monday that in accordance with the Court’s earlier orders one paediatrician and one support staff had been appointed to look after children admitted to the creche facility currently being operating in the High Court premises.

The Court was hearing a petition requesting the establishment of a creche facility in the High Court’s sesquicentennial building and the employment of adequate facilities to look after toddlers of Advocates, their staff, and other High Court employees.

Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj stated in their ruling on Monday that the West Bengal Health Secretary had approved the hiring of a Paediatrician, support staff, and a Nodal Officer to serve at the High Court’s creche facility.

On the request of the concerned counsels, the Bench further stated that steps will be taken to publicise the constitution of such a creche facility by publishing a notice on the High Court’s website.

A Bench of Justices Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee, in an earlier order dated November 8, 2019, had formed a committee consisting of representatives from the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Centre and the State Government to deliberate upon the infrastructure and personnel required to run the crèche, and the Committee had accordingly submitted a report to the Court.

In its November 8, 2019 order, the Court had instructed the Director of Health Services, West Bengal, to find a paediatrician or a team of paediatricians who will be available at the crèche facility on a regular basis 

The case will be heard on August 23.

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