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NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is administering the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and is providing financial assistance, under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), to State Governments/UT Administrations for setting up and maintenance of Homes and Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs) under the JJ Act for children in difficult circumstances.

The State-wise details of number of various types of Homes including children’s Home and SAAs financially assisted so far under ICPS, is as follows-

Sl. No.

Name of the State/UT

No. Of Homes Assisted

No. of SAAs Assisted

Government run

NGO run

Government run

NGO run

1.

Andhra Pradesh

102

23

2.

Assam

7

5

3.

Bihar

14

2

4.

Chattisgarh

8

5

5.

Gujarat

34

23

8

1

6.

Haryana

5

4

1

7.

Himachal Pradesh

8

14

1

8.

Jharkhand

16

3

9.

Karnataka

52

11

6

17

10.

Kerala

28

14

11.

Madhya Pradesh

24

14

12.

Maharashtra

39

52

17

13.

Manipur

13

1

14.

Meghalaya

4

14

15.

Mizoram

4

1

3

16.

Nagaland

2

10

2

2

17.

Orissa

12

15

18

18.

Punjab

15

5

19.

Rajasthan

35

28

2

3

20.

Sikkim

2

3

1

21.

Tamil Nadu

18

23

18

22.

Tripura

11

6

3

23.

Uttar Pradesh

43

18

5

24.

West Bengal

28

27

14

25.

Delhi

18

7

26.

Puducherry

6

Total

535

267

53

143

 To ensure that children in all the Homes receive the best of care, and are not subject to abuse and neglect, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has been strongly urging the State Governments/UT Administrations from time to time to identify and register all CCIs under the JJ Act and set up functional inspection committees, where not available.

Furthermore, with a view to protect children, including children in the Homes, from sexual abuse, the Government has introduced ‘The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill’ in the Parliament in 2011 which provides for stringent punishment for perpetrators of such crimes.

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

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