Udupi, Feb 26, 2021: Udupi Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesha has said that the ChildLine Helpline Number 1098 should be prominently displayed in all private school buses in view of the safety of the children. All educational institutions should be issued instructions in this regard, he said while participating in a progress review meet at his office on February 25, Friday.
School vehicles too should have a complaint box for children, the Deputy Commissioner said adding the meetings of the women and child protection committes formed at Gram Panchayat level should be held once in three months. The complaints lodged in the meeting should be reviewed and a report filed, the DC added.
The DC also instructed officials not to allow children inside the Malpe port in order to prevent them from being employed as child labourers entrusted with the task of picking fish.