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The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015


95. Transfer of a child to place of residence.

1.     If during the inquiry it is found that a child hails from a place outside the jurisdiction, the Board or Committee, as the case may be, shall, if satisfied after due inquiry that it is in the best interest of the child and after due consultation with the Committee or the Board of the child’s home district, order the transfer of the child, as soon as possible, to the said Committee or the Board, along with relevant documents and following such procedure as may be prescribed:

Provided that such transfer can be made in case of a child in conflict with law, only after the inquiry has been completed and final order passed by the Board:

Provided further that in case of inter-State transfer, the child shall be, if convenient, handed over to the Committee or the Board, as the case may be, of the home district of the child, or to the Committee or the Board in the capital city of the home State.

2.     Once the decision to transfer is finalised, the Committee or Board, as the case may be, shall give an escort order to the Special Juvenile Police Unit to escort the child, within fifteen days of receiving such order:

Provided that a girl child shall be accompanied by a woman police officer:

Provided further that where a Special Juvenile Police Unit is not available, the Committee or Board, as the case may be, shall direct the institution where the child is temporarily staying or District Child Protection Unit, to provide an escort to accompany the child during travel.

3.     The State Government shall make rules to provide for travelling allowance to the escorting staff for the child, which shall be paid in advance.

4.     The Committee or the Board, as the case may be, receiving the transferred child will process for restoration or rehabilitation or social re-integration, as provided in this Act.



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