Update on 27/07/2021 – Corrigendum: COVID-19 Toll on Children in Delhi – 5640 number of children who lost one parent and 273 number of Orphan

The Department of Women and Child Development, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has conveyed that the information concerning the number of Orphan and the number of children who lost one parent due to COVID-19 was wrongly sent inadvertently and the correct information is as:

DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI
ISBT BUILDING, KASHMERE GATE, DELHI-110006
(Child Protection Unit)

F. No. 61 (RTI Matter)/16/DD (CPU)/DWCD/2021-22/7264-65

Dated: 27-07-2021

Corrigendum

In continuation to this Department’s earlier letter vide no. F. No. 61(RTI Matter)/16/DD (CPU)/DWCD/ 2021-22/6309-10 dated 14th July 2021, it is to inform that the information regarding the total number of children who have become orphans or have lost one parent or abandoned due to COVID-19, was inadvertently sent. The same may be read as under:-

a) 273 number of Orphans children instead of 5640

b) 5640 number of children who lost one Parent instead of 273

PIO/Deputy Director (CPU)

Sh. Mohit Kumar Gupta, Advocate

F. No. 61 (RTI Matter)/16/DD (CPU)/DWCD/2021-22/7264-65

Dated: 27-07-2021

Copy for information:

1. Nodal Officer (RTI Cell), Department of Women & Child Development, GNCTD, Kashmere Gate, ISBT Building, Delhi-110006.

PIO/Deputy Director (CPU)

NOTE : The redacted portions as are marked in ‘Grey/White Colour’ in the PDF file attached/uploaded herewith, contain personal information. Further, the highlighted portions as are marked in ‘Yellow Colour’ in the same file, are found to be more important/relevant/interesting. The said file as is created is meant for information purposes only, considering the issue(s) involved therein, being believed to be of social interests and/or importance.

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23/07/2021

The Department of Women and Child Development, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has informed that as per the details provided by DCPOs, CWCs, ICDS field functionaries and others, 5640 number of Orphan and 273 number of children who lost one parent due to COVID-19 have been reported. 

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide order dated 07.06.2021 in the matter of ‘In Re Contagion of COVID 19 Virus in Children Protection Homes’ SMWP(C) No. 4 of 2020, had recorded the following, which puts a serious challenge, particularly for the capital city Delhi as is being found lagging behind in such exercise till date:

“The information provided by the State Governments/Union Territories on the ‘Bal Swaraj’ Portal upto 05.06.2021 shows that there are 30,071 children who have become orphans or have lost one parent or abandoned. The break-up given in the affidavit filed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is that there are 3,621 orphans, 26,176 children who have lost one parent and 274 children who have been abandoned. The State-wise data that is given in the affidavit filed by NCPCR shows that NCT of Delhi and the State of West Bengal have not uploaded the correct information.”

NOTE : The redacted portions as are marked in ‘Grey/White Colour’ in the PDF file attached/uploaded herewith, contain personal information. Further, the highlighted portions as are marked in ‘Yellow Colour’ in the same file, are found to be more important/relevant/interesting. The said file as is created is meant for information purposes only, considering the issue(s) involved therein, being believed to be of social interests and/or importance.

RTI MATTER/SPEED POST

DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI

ISBT BUILDING, KASHMERE GATE

DELHI – 110006

F. No. 61(RTI Matter)/16/DD(CPU)/DWCD/2021-22/ 6309-10

Dated: 14 Jul 2021

To,

Sh. Mohit Kumar Gupta, Advocate

Subject:-Reply of your RTI application (I.D.No.-44) dated 01.07.2021 under RTI Act 2005.

Sir,

This is with reference to the RTI application (I.D.No.-44) received in this office on 06.07.2021 from the Nodal Officer (RTI Cell). It is to inform that the information for point 1 to 5 are not related to CPU Branch, WCD, therefore, the same is being transferred to the PIO, Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC and PIO, Directorate of Education, GNCT of Delhi. However, the reply for point 6 of your RTI application is as under:-

S.No. Question Answer
6. Provide the total number of children who have become orphans or have lost one parent or abandoned due to COVID-19, as per the Government of NCT of Delhi on the date of reply to this RTI application. As per details provided by DCP0s, CWCs, ICDS field functionaries and others, 5640 number of Orphan and 273 number of children who lost one parent due to COVID-19 have been reported.

Particular of the first Appellate Authority of the Department of Women & Child Development is as follows:

JOINT DIRECTOR (PROHIBITION)

DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI

2″ FLOOR, ISBT BUILDING, KASHMERE GATE,

DELHI — 110006

PIO/Deputy Director (CPU)

F. No. 61(RTI Matter)/16/DD(CPU)/DWCD/2021-22/ Dated:

Copy for information:

1. Nodal Officer (RTI Cell), Department of Women & Child Development, GNCTD, Kashmere

Gate, ISBT Building, Delhi-110006.

PIO/Deputy Director (CPU)

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