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Children Act, 1960

[Act No. 60 of 1960 dated 26th. December, 1960]

Contents
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Continuation of inquiry in respect of child who has ceased to be child
Chapter II Competent Authorities And Institutions For Children
4 Child Welfare Boards
5 Children's courts
6 Procedure, etc., in relation to Boards and children's courts
7 Power of Board and children's court
8 Procedure to be followed by a magistrate not empowered under the Act
9 Children's homes
10 Special schools
11 Observation homes
12 After-care organizations
13 Production of neglected children before Boards
14 Special procedure to be followed when neglected child has parent
15 Inquiry by Board regarding neglected children
16 Power to commit neglected child to suitable custody
17 Uncontrollable children
Chapter IV Delinquent Children
18 Bail and custody of children
19 Information to parent or guardian or probation officer
20 Inquiry by children's court regarding delinquent children
21 Orders that may be passed regarding delinquent children
22 Orders that may not be passed against delinquent children
23 Proceeding under Chapter VIII of the Criminal Procedure Code not competent against child
24 No joint trial of child and person not a child
25 Removal of disqualification attaching to conviction
26 Special provision in respect of pending cases
27 Sittings, etc., of Boards and children's courts
28 Persons who may be present before competent authority
29 Attendance of parent or guardian of child
30 Dispensing with attendance of child
31 Committal to approved place of child suffering from dangerous disease and its future disposal
32 Presumption and determination of age
33 Circumstances to be taken into consideration in making orders under the Act
34 Sending a child outside jurisdiction
35 Reports to be treated as confidential
36 Prohibition of publication of names, etc., of children involved in any proceeding under the Act
37 Appeals
38 Revision
39 Procedure in inquiries, appeals and revision proceedings
40 Power to amend orders
41 Punishment for cruelty to child
42 Employment of children for begging
43 Penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or dangerous drug to a child
44 Exploitation of child employees
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
45 Power of Administrator to discharge and transfer children
46 Transfers between children's homes, etc., under the Act, and children's homes, etc, of like nature in different parts of India
47 Transfer of children of unsound mind or suffering from leprosy
48 Placing out on license
49 Provision in respect of escaped children
50 Contribution by parents
51 Control of custodian over child
52 Delinquent child under-going sentence at commencement of the Act
53 Appointment of officers
54 Officers appointed under the Act to be public servants
55 Procedure in respect of bonds
56 Delegation of powers
57 Protection of action taken in good faith
58 Act 8 of 1897 and certain provisions of Act 2 of 1974 not to apply
59 Power to make rules
60 Repeal and savings
  Foot Notes

An Act to provide for the care, protection, maintenance, welfare, training, education and rehabilitation of neglected or delinquent children and for the trial of delinquent children in the Union territories.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Eleventh Year of 'the Republic of India as follows:



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