28 Apr 2012

Amendment of the Juvenile Justice Act on the Anvil Consultations held with States

Amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act [JJ Act], 2000 are being considered by the Government. Some of the major proposed amendments are penal provision for non-registration of child care institutions under the Act; strengthening of the provisions relating to adoption; including roles and responsibilities of the Child Welfare Committees (CWCs); and addition of new offences against children etc. 

The Government has sought the opinion of the States Governments in this regard. Consultations were held with the State Governments at regional and national levels and suggestions of the State Governments have been considered by a Committee, set up to review the JJ Act and suggest amendments. 

This was stated by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishna Tirath in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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