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Ministry of Women and Child Development

Miserable Condition of Children

Posted On: 12 JUL 2019 4:55PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing various laws and schemes viz Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO) Act and Child Protection Services (CPS) scheme under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) for the protection and welfare of Children from various abuses and ensuring their best interest.

The Child Protection services, under the Umbrella ICDS provide for the safety net of statutory support Services along with Institutional and Non-institutional facilities to ensure best interest of child. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016 framed under JJ Act, inter-alia specify standards for physical infrastructure, clothing, bedding, nutrition & diet, as well as rehabilitation measures such as education, vocational training and counselling.As per Section 2 (14) (ii), (viii), (ix) and (xii) of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act), such children are considered children in need of care and protection (CNCP) deserving the security net of Institutional and non-Institutional care under the JJ Act.   The details of “Children in need of care and protection” who have been benefited under CPS during 2018-19 is at Annexure.

Ministry is implementing CPS (erstwhile Integrated Child Protection Scheme),and providing financial assistance, as Grant-in-Aid, to the States/UTs for, inter-alia, undertaking a situational analysis of children in difficult circumstances, for setting up and maintenance of various types of CCIs. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016 framed under JJ Act, inter-alia specify standards for physical infrastructure, clothing, bedding, nutrition & diet, as well as rehabilitation measures such as education, vocational training and counselling.

The financial assistance to the child care institutions have undergone revision in the year 2017, and this is an ongoing process. Further CPS also provides for “After care” services after the age of 18 years to help sustain them during the transition from institutional to independent life. The implementation of Scheme is regularly reviewed through various MIS monitoring & inspection reports received from the Governments of States/UTs. If any shortcoming is noticed during the monitoring, the same is taken up with the concerned States/UTs for taking immediate corrective measures. Besides, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 mandates National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights to monitor the implementation of JJ Act, 2015 in the country.

Annexure

Details of Child Care Institutions in the country along with number of Children residing in these institutions under CPS as on 31.03.2019.

S.

No.

State/UTs

Institutional Care [Homes]

Open Shelters

Specialised Adoption Agencies

No. Assisted

Beneficiaries

No. Assisted

Beneficiaries

No. Assisted

Beneficiaries

1

Andhra Pradesh

66

2316

13

342

14

144

2

Arunachal Pradesh

4

76

0

0

1

9

3

Assam

37

1765

3

51

23

69

4

Bihar

26

1567

5

134

13

138

5

Chhattisgarh

65

2325

10

117

12

120

6

Goa

23

1188

3

378

2

16

7

Gujarat

45

1706

0

0

12

86

8

Haryana

24

1403

21

614

7

47

9

Himachal Pradesh

33

1227

3

38

1

11

10

Jammu &Kashmir

17

823

0

0

2

0

11

Jharkhand

36

992

5

141

15

93

12

Karnataka

80

2998

40

1153

25

107

13

Kerala

30

788

4

100

12

65

14

Madhya Pradesh

67

2804

8

348

26

243

15

Maharashtra

67

2605

3

86

13

136

16

Manipur

42

1160

14

296

7

55

17

Meghalaya

44

960

3

159

3

6

18

Mizoram

36

1195

0

0

5

50

19

Nagaland

39

477

3

35

4

5

20

Odisha

96

6859

12

244

23

223

21

Punjab

13

463

0

0

0

0

22

Rajasthan

85

2459

22

401

24

99

23

Sikkim

12

355

3

60

4

20

24

Tamil Nadu

189

11915

12

264

20

169

25

Tripura

23

717

2

58

6

49

26

Uttar Pradesh

77

3162

20

500

12

120

27

Uttarakhand

20

437

2

50

2

15

28

West Bengal

73

5436

49

1326

32

460

29

Telangana

42

1343

0

0

11

342

30

Andaman & Nicobar

3

101

-

0

-

0

31

Chandigarh

7

252

0

0

2

17

32

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

-

0

-

0

-

0

33

Daman and Diu

0

0

-

0

-

0

34

Lakshadweep

-

0

-

0

-

0

35

Delhi

28

1447

13

380

3

72

36

Puducherry

27

1043

2

42

2

16

 

Total

1476

64364

275

7317

338

3002

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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