Parliament of India

Total 645 Children Orphaned Due to COVID-19, Govt. tells parliament

Children Orphaned Due to COVID-19 New Delhi, 05 AUG 2021: As per information provided by States/UTs data of orphan children who have lost their parents to Covid since April 2021 to 28.05.2021. The children in distress situations merit care and protection under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. The Act and Rules made thereunder mandate a safety net of service delivery structures along with institutional and non-institutional care for these children. The Ministry is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely Child Protection Services (CPS) in partnership with the State Governments/UT Administrations for delivering the institutional and non-institutional care as stipulated under the JJ Act. As per the scheme guidelines, a maintenance grant of Rs.2000/- per child per month is available for non-institutional care of children in need of care and protection along with the provision maintenance grant of Rs.2160/- per child per month for Children living in Child care Institutions. PM has announced the PM CARES for children scheme to support children who have lost both parents or surviving parents or legal guardians or adoptive parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme provides support for education and health and will create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for each child when he or she reaches 18 years of age. This corpus will be used to give a monthly financial support/ stipend from 18 years of age, for the next 5 years to take care of his or her personal requirements during the period of higher education and on reaching the age of 23 years, he or she will get the corpus amount as one lump-sum for personal and professional use. The scheme is accessible through an online portal i.e. The portal has been introduced to all the States and UTs on 15.07.21. Any Citizen can inform the administration regarding a child eligible for support under this scheme through the portal. The Ministry has asked States and UTs to take immediate action for care and protection of children adversely impacted by COVID 19, in accordance with the provisions of the JJ Act…

Prof. Bhim Singh

Sr. Advocate Prof.Bhim Singh participates in Legal Seminar in Mumbai

Mumbai, 27th April. Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Sr. Executive Member of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) participated in the national seminar/conference in Mumbai today which discussed legal effects of the British time Law in India on Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code. The seminar was inaugurated by Justice N.V. Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Chief Justice of Mumbai High Court presided the seminar. The debate ran for the whole day criticizing the code and its after effects on the businessmen and the money lenders. Prof.Bhim Singh who is Sr. Executive Member of SCBA felt hard on the subject and said that bankruptcy vis-à-vis loan takers and after effects of this process does not have any effect on more than 70% of the population in India as this subject was closely related to the high power traders and businessmen in the country. He expressed hope that institutions like Bar Associations should come out with the democratic socialist doctrine which was the soul of Constitution of India as was intended by the constitution framers in 1950. Prof.Bhim Singh who travelled the whole world on two-wheels for more than five years and studied the working economy in Asia and Africa in particular said that the old colonial laws framed by the then rulers lost their relevance after India attained democracy. It is the total failure of the Parliament which has been working for the protection of growth of the traders and millionaires instead of implementing the doctrine socialism and to make people’s oriented democracy. He said that it was shocking that Parliament of India could not bring in common laws for the citizens of India nor it could introduce pro-people economic system supported by the legislation but the Parliament had proved failure to introduce the pro-people legislation instead it has remained singing phrases for the black and anti-proletariat laws. The delegation of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) included Mr. J.K. Das, Mr. Pradeep Rai (Sr. Executive Members) Mr. Vikrant Yadav (Hony. Secretary), Mr. Vikas Bansal (Treasurer), Mr. Rohit Pandey (Jt. Treasurer) Mr. Upendra Narayan Mishra, Ms….