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Proposal to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 approved

  • IASbaba
  • February 20, 2021
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Proposal to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 approved

Part of: GS Prelims and  GS- I – Society & GS – II – Policies and Interventions

In news

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to amend the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 to introduce measures for strengthening Child Protection set-up to ensure best interest of children.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Women and Child Development

Key takeaways 

  • The amendments include authorizing District Magistrate (DM) to issue adoption orders under Section 61 of the JJ Act, in order to ensure speedy disposal of cases. 
  • The DMs have been further empowered to ensure its smooth implementation. 
  • Eligibility parameters for appointment of CWC members have been defined. 
  • Previously undefined offences have been categorised as ‘serious offence’. 
  • Several difficulties faced in implementation of various provisions of the Act have also been addressed.

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