Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Jan 11: A team of Jharkhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (JSCPCR) inspected Masti Ki Pathshala, a residential school, in East Singhbhum on Friday. It included JSCPCR member Ravindra Kumar Gupta and the consultant of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, New Delhi, Sudip Chakravarty.
The officials were accompanied by Branch officer Sunil Kumar Mishra.
The officials said the purpose of the visit was to conduct a physical inspection of the school. They were informed that the school is being run jointly by Tata Steel and Tata Steel Rural Development Society with focus on eradication of child labour from the city. From 2016 onwards, child labour victims are being provided residential education through this school, they said.
At present, there are 95 children at Masti Ki Pathshala. Out of these, 38 have been enrolled in school. The remaining kids are being educated under a bridge course after completing which they would be enrolled in school. There are five teachers in the school.
The team officials said the residential school should be registered under Juvenile Justice Act. Management and child committee should be formed and CCTV cameras should be installed in the school. A police verification of all the staff should be done, they said.
Adarsh Kumar Gupta, manager, Masti Ki Pathshala, said the school will soon be registered under the Juvenile Justice Act. Many district education and child welfare officials were present during the inspection.