Lawyers working at the Supreme Court, litigants and the top court's staff can leave their children at the creche, news agency Press Trust of India reported. The fee for admitting a child is Rs 1,000 and there is also a "care fee" of Rs 1,500 per month, a statement said.
Photos posted on Twitter by those who attended the inauguration show a cheerful-looking place decked up with colourful decor items.
"Welcome to creche," reads a hand-made poster dotted with pink and green paper petals, pinned behind clear glass doors. On top of the door there's a green signboard with "Children's Paradise" written on it. The facility has a welcoming feel, a feature that's necessary to ease children into the place as their parents or guardians go about doing court work.
The creche is equipped with children-friendly furniture, utensils, toys and first-aid kits, one of the staffers said. It will stay open from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm on working days.
A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by advocate Anindita Pujari seeking facilities where children could be kept by working parents. Senior advocate Indira Jaising represented the petitioner.
With inputs from PTI
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