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

[Act No. 2 of 2016]

[31st December, 2015.]

Sections Particulars
Title The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title, extent, commencement and application
2. Definitions
Chapter II General Principles of Care and Protection of Children
3. General principles to be followed in administration of Act
Chapter III Juvenile Justice Board
4. Juvenile Justice Board
5. Placement of person, who cease to be a child during process of inquiry
6. Placement of persons, who committed an offence, when person was below the age of eighteen years
7. Procedure in relation to Board
8. Powers, functions and responsibilities of the Board
9. Procedure to be followed by a Magistrate who has not been empowered under this Act
Chapter IV Procedure in Relation to Children in Conflict with Law
10. Apprehension of child alleged to be in conflict with law
11. Role of person in whose charge child in conflict with law is placed
12. Bail to a person who is apparently a child alleged to be in conflict with law
13. Information to parents, guardian or probation officer
14. Inquiry by Board regarding child in conflict with law
15. Preliminary assessment into heinous offences by Board
16. Review of pendency of inquiry
17. Orders regarding a child not found to be in conflict with law
18. Orders regarding child found to be in conflict with law
19. Powers of Children's Court
20. Child attained age of twenty-one years and yet to complete prescribed term of stay in place of safety
21. Order that may not be passed against a child in conflict with law
22. Proceeding under Chapter VIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure not to apply against child
23. No joint proceedings of child in conflict with law and person not a child
24. Removal of disqualification on the findings of an offence
25. Special provision in respect of pending cases
26. Provision with respect of run away child in conflict with law
Chapter V Child Welfare Committee
27. Child Welfare Committee
28. Procedure in relation to Committee
29. Powers of Committee
30. Functions and responsibilities of Committee
Chapter VI Procedure in Relation to Children In Need of Care and Protection
31. Production before Committee
32. Mandatory reporting regarding a child found separated from guardian
33. Offence of non-reporting
34. Penalty for non-reporting
35. Surrender of children
36. Inquiry
37. Orders passed regarding a child in need of care and protection
38. Procedure for declaring a child legally free for adoption
Chapter VII Rehabilitation and Social Re-Integration
39. Process of rehabilitation and social re-integration
40. Restoration of child in need of care and protection
41. Registration of child care institutions
42. Penalty for non-registration of child care institutions
43. Open shelter
44. Foster care
45. Sponsorship
46. After care of children leaving child care institution
47. Observation homes
48. Special homes
49. Place of safety
50. Children's Home
51. Fit facility
52. Fit person
53. Rehabilitation and re-integration services in institutions registered under this Act and management thereof
54. Inspection of institutions registered under this Act
55. Evaluation of functioning of structures
Chapter VIII Adoption
56. Adoption
57. Eligibility of prospective adoptive parents
58. Procedure for adoption by Indian prospective adoptive parents living in India
59 Procedure for inter-country adoption of an orphan or abandoned or surrendered child
60. Procedure for inter-country relative adoption
61. Court procedure and penalty against payment in consideration of adoption
62. Additional procedural requirements and documentation
63. Effect of adoption
64. Reporting of adoption
65. Specialised Adoption Agencies
66. Adoption of children residing in institutions not registered as adoption agencies
67. State Adoption Resource Agency
68. Central Adoption Resource Authority
69. Steering Committee of Authority
70. Powers of Authority
71. Annual Report of Authority
72. Grants by Central Government
73. Accounts and audit of Authority
Chapter IX Other Offences Against Children
74. Prohibition on disclosure of identity of children
75. Punishment for cruelty to child
76. Employment of child for begging
77. Penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug or psychotropic substance to a child
78. Using a child for vending, peddling, carrying, supplying or smuggling any intoxicating liquor, narcotic drug or psychotropic substance
79. Exploitation of a child employee
80. Punitive measures for adoption without following prescribed procedures
81. Sale and procurement of children for any purpose
82. Corporal punishment
83. Use of child by militant groups or other adults
84. Kidnapping and abduction of child
85. Offences committed on disabled children
86. Classification of offences and designated court
87. Abetment
88. Alternative punishment
89. Offence committed by child under this Chapter
Chapter X Miscellaneous
90. Attendance of parent or guardian of child
91. Dispensing with attendance of child
92. Placement of a child suffering from disease requiring prolonged medical treatment in an approved place
93. Transfer of a child who is mentally ill or addicted to alcohol or other drugs
94. Presumption and determination of age
95. Transfer of a child to place of residence
96. Transfer of child between Children's Homes, or special homes or fit facility or fit person in different parts of India
97. Release of a child from an institution
98. Leave of absence to a child placed in an institution
99. Reports to be treated as confidential
100. Protection of action taken in good faith
101. Appeals
102. Revision
103. Procedure in inquiries, appeals and revision proceedings
104. Power of the Committee or the Board to amend its own orders
105. Juvenile justice fund
106. State Child Protection Society and District Child Protection Unit
107. Child Welfare Police Officer and Special Juvenile Police Unit
108. Public awareness on provisions of Act
109. Monitoring of implementation of Act
110. Power to make rules
111. Repeal and savings
112. Power to remove difficulties

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