The Centre ask states to setup more Juvenile Justice Boards

NEW DELHI 13 JANUARY 2010

The Centre has asked the State Government to set up more Juvenile Justice Boards to cover all the  districts so that cases against the juvenile can be disposed of as early as possible. States have been urged to ensure regular monitoring of the institutions for juveniles in conflict with law and seeking compliance with in cases of any noticeable absence and improvements based on suggestion of the Boards.  States should also deal strictly with non-compliance on the part of concerned Government functionaries or functionaries of voluntary organizations, as the case may be, in accordance with the due process of law.

States have also been urged to create or provide necessary infrastructure or facilities so that minimum standards of justice and treatment are maintained in the spirit of the Juvenile Justice Act. All arrangements should be made to facilitate speedy enquiry and disposal of cases through due process of law and quarterly information should be ensured about juveniles in conflict with law produced before the Juvenile Boards, the District & State Child Protection Unit.

At present number of Juvenile Justice Boards and homes are as follows:

Sl. No.

States/UTs Number of Juvenile Justice Boards set up Number of Juvenile Homes (*) set up
1. Andaman & Nicobar 1 1
2. Andhra Pradesh 23 12
3. Arunachal Pradesh 8 1
4. Assam 26 4
5. Bihar 38 20
6. Chattisgarh 7 8
7. Chandigarh 2 1
8. Daman & Diu Nil Nil
9. Dadra & Nagar Haveli 1 Nil
10. Delhi 2 3
11. Goa 1 4
12. Gujarat 24 36
13. Haryana 19 2
14. Himachal Pradesh 2 1
15. Jharkhand 21 8
16. Karnataka 8 10
17. Kerala 14 13
18. Lakshadweep 1 Nil
19. Madhya Pradesh 40 21
20. Maharashtra 30 60
21. Manipur 1 2
22. Meghalaya 4 2
23. Mizoram 5 4
24. Nagaland 7 2
25. Orissa 28 18
26. Punjab 19 4
27. Puducherry 1 2
28. Rajasthan 9 6
29. Sikkim 1 1
30. Tamil Nadu 8 10
31. Tripura 4 1
32. Uttar Pradesh 17 22
33. Uttarakhand 13 8
34. West Bengal 19 11

The JJ Act is not applicable in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(*)         Including Observation Homes and Special Homes.

****************NCJ/SR

(Release ID :56877)

A  SHAKTI VAHINI RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION INITIATIVE

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