Uttar Pradesh government gets pulled up in court for not releasing funds to NGOs that work with disabled orphans
There are just not enough shelters and rehabilitation homes for people with disabilities, especially those from poorer backgrounds. The situation is worse for orphans with disabilities.
Which makes it shocking that the Uttar Pradesh government has delayed the release of funds to NGOs in the state that work with orphans with disabilities. In a strong statement, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has sought an explanation from the Principal Secretary and Director of Child and Women Welfare Department as to why they have failed to release the funds to these NGOs.
The court specifically referred to NGOs like Drishti Samajik Sansthan that are struggling to meet their daily expenses due to lack of government support.
The issue came into light after Anoop Gupta from Uttar Pradesh moved a writ petition in the court regarding this matter.
Last year, the court had told government authorities to approve the funds for NGOs by the end of every financial year. Though the funds were released in June this year, the NGOs have not received any payment yet. This angered the court.
The bench of justices said the government attitude was shocking given that the NGOs were working with children with disabilities.