Appellant sought a copy of the complaint given by her minor daughter to the Child Welfare Committee - CIC: the appellant to visit the CWC, talk to her child to obtain the copy of the complaint & explore the possibility of providing protection to the child
2. The appellant submitted that through his RTI application dated 12.6.2013, she is seeking a copy of the complaint dated 14.4.2013 given by her minor daughter to the respondent authority. Having received no reply within the prescribed period, the appellant made first appeal before the FAA. Claiming that no information was received from the respondent authority, the appellant has filed 2nd appeal before the Commission.
3. Heard the submissions made by the appellant. The appellant submitted that the said complaint was made to be given by her elder daughter by the relatives of her husband, who is not residing with her presently. Her land was usurped by her husband’s relatives. She has been driven away and is living separately. All her three children are living with her Zetani (husband’s elder brother’s wife) and the children are acting against their own mother at the dictates of her husband and Zetani.
4. On behalf of the Public Authority, Ms. Ritu Mehra, Member, Child Welfare Committee(CWC) met the Commission on 27.8.2014 at 2 P.M. by appointment and submitted that the appellant was the mother of a girl who is separately living from her mother as the girl was facing some problem at her paternal uncle’s place. She was shifted to Home on CWC order, on the request of Dr.Amodh, St. Stephen Hospital. But she was not able to adjust at Home and the CWC tried to locate her mother in order to repatriate the girl. Dr.Amodh also visited the girl’s mother/appellant’s place, but she did not turn up to CWC. Ms. Ritu Mehra further submitted that she has personally talked to the appellant to visit the CWC and meet her daughter, but she never turned up and no response from her side so far. Because of this rude attitude of the appellant, who is the mother of the girl, the latter is suffering and being deprived of having both the parents, she is destined to stay at Home.
5. Having heard the submissions, the Commission directs the appellant/mother to visit the Child Welfare Committee’s office at Sanskar Garden Complex, Dilshad Gardens, Delhi110093, and meet Ms. Ritu Mehra, Member, CWC (Mobile No.9899358835) on any working day between Monday to Friday (10 am to 4.30 pm) and talk to her child and obtain the copy of the complaint and explore the possibility of providing protection to the child. This direction should be complied within one month from the date of receipt of this order.
6. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Ms.Vinita Das v. Child Welfare Committee GNCTD in File No.CIC/DS/A/2013/001973SA