The Bombay High Court seeked State’s response on appointment of members to the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
It is the grievance of the petitioners that the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, constituted under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, is non-functional due to absence of requisite number of members.
Ms. Chavan, AGP for the State contended that the process has been initiated in the right earnest to fill up the posts. She prayed for 2 weeks’ time to file a reply affidavit to bring on record the steps that have been taken and are contemplated to be taken for appointment of members.
The division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice M. S. Karnik while granting the prayer said that the reply affidavit be filed by two weeks; rejoinder thereto, if any, may be filed by five days thereafter.
The court ordered to list the PIL petition on 21st March 2022 under the heading “For Directions”.
Case title: Nitin Dalvi and Anr. v/s State of Maharashtra and Ors.
Citation: PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (L) NO. 3601 OF 2022