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Pres warns action against govt staff that desert children, special needs people to state care

President Yameen shaking hands with the children who attended the opening of "Rasrani Bageecha" on August 21, 2017. PHOTO / MIHAARU

President Yameen shaking hands with the children who attended the opening of “Rasrani Bageecha” on August 21, 2017. PHOTO / MIHAARU

President Abdulla Yameen has decided to take action against state-employed parents or guardians of children and people with special needs placed under state care, who have refused to take them back after successful completion of the state programmes.

The President’s Office on Tuesday released an executive order which states that employees of state institutions and state-owned enterprises who are parents and guardians of children that are placed under state care at the children’s shelters of ‘Kudakudhinge Hiya’ and ‘Fiyavathi’, and parents and legal guardians of people with special needs placed under care at the institute in Guraidhoo in Kaafu atoll, who refuse to take them back once they have completed their programmes, will be implicated.

According to the President’s Office, a guideline to implement the president’s decision has been enacted and sent to the Ministry of Gender and Family and Ministry of Health for enforcement.

The guidelines sent to the ministries state that each case should be examined separately on a case-by-case basis and that the employer should be consulted regarding action to be taken against the employee.

The guideline states that a sum of money will be deducted from such an employee’s salary. This money will then be transferred to a bank account under the name of the child or person with special needs placed under the state’s care.

Children under 18 years of age will only be able to access the funds after they turn 18, and if the person is already an adult, the utilisation of funds is up to that individual’s discretion.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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