As per the information provided by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 49 complaints of sexual exploitation / harassment of children in the Child Care Institutions (CCIs)/ Juvenile Homes / Adoption agencies etc. have been received during the last three years, viz., 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and the current year (2019-20). The State/UT-wise details are given in the Annexure.
The Juvenile Justice (Child and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act) and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rule, 2016 framed thereunder mandate regular monitoring and inspection of CCIs. The primary responsibility of execution of the JJ Act lies with the State/UT Government. Ministry has been pursuing with the State/UT Governments to regularly monitor the CCIs. Ministry had issued an advisory to the State/UT Governments on the action to be taken in case of disruption to the life of children and any untoward incidence of abuse in CCIs. Besides, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) have been created as statutory bodies under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (CPCR), to oversee the implementation of the JJ Act in the country.
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.