SC circular reduces crèche fees

SC circular reduces crèche fees

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The Supreme Court of India has issued a circular dated 09.09.2016 revising the fees required to be paid for using the crèche facilities. This circular has come after the Supreme Court vide order dated 05.09.2016 in W.P.(Civil) No. 509/2015 titled as Anindita Pujari v. Supreme Court of India (Through Secretary General) & Another had asked the Secretary General of the Supreme Court to consider the feasibility of providing the crèche facilities free of cost

The crèche is presently in operation at Chamber Nos. 8 & 9, New Lawyers Chamber Building at Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi.

Indira Jaising, Senior Advocate and Former Additional Solicitor General of India had tweeted on 5th September 2016 that,

The revised rates are of using the crèche are:

Amount

Registration Fee                                  Rs. 200/- per child

Admission Fee                                    Rs. 2000/- (instead of Rs. 6000/-)

Security Deposit                                 Nil (instead of Rs. 5000/-)

Care fee per month(in advance)         Rs. 2500/- (instead of Rs. 5000/-)

The charges per child per day have also been reduced from Rs. 500 to Rs. 250.

The crèche will be open for children of Members of Supreme Court Bar Association, Supreme Court Advocates-an-Record Association and female Registered Clerks engaged by the Advocates-on-Record/Senior Advocates and Officers and employees of the Registry.

Trained staff is looking after the children in the Creche equipped with child friendly furniture, utensils, toys and play materials and first aid kit. The Creche functions from 8.30 A.M. to 6.30· P.M.on all working days of the Registry from Mondays to Fridays and from 8.30 A.M. to 2.00 P.M.on all working Saturdays.

There can be a total of 10 children in the crèche, out of which 5 children would be of Members of Supreme Court Bar Association, Supreme Court Advocates-an-Record Association and female Registered Clerks engaged by the Advocates-on-Record/Senior Advocates and the other 5 children would be of the Supreme Court Staff. The age group for the children in the crèche is from 6 months to 2 years of age. In case required number of children in the age group of 6 months to 2 years are not available, children of higher age group upto 3 years may be considered for the Creche facility.

As reported by Tilak Marg on 9th January, Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu had ordered for a crèche to be built in the Supreme Court.

Also read : Creche opening postponed in Supreme Court due to a petition filed citing deficiencies

Click here, to read the circular.

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