Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000
34. Children's homes.-
1. The State Government may establish and maintain either by itself or in association with the voluntary organizations, children's homes, in every district or group of districts, as the case may be, for the reception of child in need of care and protection during the pendency of any inquiry and subsequently for their care, treatment, education, training, development and rehabilitation.
2. The State Government may, by rules made under this Act, provide for the management of children's homes including the standards and the nature of services to be provided by them, and the circumstances under which, and the manner in which, the certification of a children's home or recognition to a voluntary organization may be granted or withdrawn.
3. Without prejudice to anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, all institutions, whether State Government run or those run by voluntary organisations for children in need of care and protection shall, within a period of six months from the date of commencement of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2006, be registered under this Act in such manner as may be prescribed.
Sub-section (3) modified vide Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2006, section 19