The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned several senior officials of the Maharashtra Government to appear before it on October 3, after they failed to respond to the Commission’s enquiry pertaining to issues of child health and nutrition observed during the Commission’s visit to the Melghat region in October 2012.

“Despite numerous reminders and even after almost a year of the visit, the Commission has not received a suitable and adequate Action Taken Report from the CEO, Amravati Zilla Parishad, with regards to detailed nutritional status reports of children found to be severely malnourished. The Commission had also sought an inquiry into the death of one of these children which has not been forthcoming,’’ noted a release issued by the Commission.

The Commission had noted that the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre at Melghat was failing to show significant impact and had sought for an inquiry.