SC Notifies Due Date For Applications For Crèche Facility; Issues Revised Guidelines

SC Notifies Due Date For Applications For Crèche Facility; Issues Revised Guidelines

The Supreme Court has issued a circular intimating the employees desirous of availing its child day care facility to send in their application in the given format latest by 3rd December 2016. The circular enlists the fee structure and the revised norms for its day care centre instituted about a year back for its employees.

The desirous members of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association and female registered clerks engaged by -on-record, senior advocates and also officers and employees of the registry of Supreme Court have been asked to submit the application along with registration fee of Rs 200 at the earliest as the applications shall be treated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The circular outlines the fee structure which includes Rs 2,000 as admission fee and a care fee per month of Rs 2,500 in advance; charges per child per day have also been reduced to Rs 250. Based on the availability of slots, the secretary of the crèche can make way for registering a child for a single day in the "guest child facility" on payment of the requisite charge.

Children of the above mentioned officials, in the age group of 6 months to 2 years, will be extended this facility, however in case of vacancy; children in the higher age group of up to 3 years can also be taken in. The circular restated that the crèche may register and admit a maximum of 10 children (5 children of Members of SCBA/SCAOR Association/female registered clerks engaged by the advocates-on-record/senior advocates and 5 children of Supreme Court staff). If required number of 5 children of Members of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association /female Registered Clerks engaged by Advocates-on-Record/Senior Advocates are not available, children of Supreme Court staff may be considered and vice versa to make up the strength of 10 children.

The circular further stated that the crèche has sleeping facility for children, essential play material, teaching and learning material to meet the needs of pre-school children and is equipped with basic first aid kit. The crèche has the services of trained or experienced officials for taking care of children and their safety and in case of any emergency; the parents will immediately be informed.

The facility does not provide any conveyance facility for the children and it’s the responsibility of the parents to ensure timely pick and drop of their children and duly sign the pick and drop register maintained by the In-charge of crèche. For the safety of the child, the parents are obliged to inform as to who would pick and drop the child and affix the photograph of the person on the application form. Any change must be duly informed. Parents have to provide an emergency contact telephone number as well.

In case of a medical schedule of the child, the parents must provide the medicine and give in writing specifying the medicine dosage and time. The parents have been advised to keep the child home in case he/she is unwell.

As per the guidelines, the Creche shall not provide food to the children and they shall bring along his/her food, milk, feeders, biscuits, fruit, medicines, diapers and spare pair of clothes to the Crèche. Facility to heat the food and milk would however be provided by the Crèche.

The Parents/Guardian have been directed to ensure that their children do not wear any ornaments or expensive articles to the crèche and does not hold any responsibility in case of any such loss. Child should be properly bathed and comfortably dressed when sent to the centre, the circular further states.

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 P.M. on all working Saturdays (except Sundays and Holidays).

Read the Circular here.



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