letter to collector for TOLL FREE travel on Highways
The District Collector,
Sub: Request for issue instructions to NHAI for permitting CWC without toll fee- Reg.
Ref: CWC members appointment order no: G.O.Ms No: 9 dt.12.2.2014.issued by the Dept of Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens (Juvenile Justice), Govt of AP.
As you know very well that the Child Welfare Committee is also a court for the disposal of the cases of children below 18 years which is established by the Govt. of India under Sec 29(5) of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act 2000, amend 2006. And this is to inform you that all the members in this committee are said to be a bench of magistrates with the powers of First Class Judicial Magistrates. Further, you know very well that, the committee has been equipped with the powers to facilitate the children in need of Care and Protection in terms of their development, care, treatment and rehabilitation under Sec 31 (2) of JJ (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000 r/w 2006.
This is hereby bringing to your kind notices that, with regard to the guidelines of National Highways Authority of India - NHAI the First Class Judicial Magistrates are eligible to travel at free of cost across the toll plazas. The CWC chairpersons and members are empowered with the equal powers of First Class Judicial Magistrates and are attending various places in view of disposal of the cases of children in need of care and protection services.
Hence, it is hereby request you sir to please look in to the matter and enable the CWC chairpersons and members also to travel across the toll plazas on the highways at free of cost so that there will be a good scope of extending their services effectively for implementing the Juvenile Justice System in our district at a good extent.
Thanking you sir,