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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Women and Child Development 

RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 129
ANSWERED ON MAY 07, 2015 

QUESTION
Child Abuse in Orphanages

 

129. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state; 

(a)   the details of the number of instances of child sexual abuse reported from orphanages in India over the last three years 

(b)   the number of arrests made in cases of sexual abuse reported from orphanages in India over the last three years; and 

(c)    the steps taken by the Ministry to effectively monitor the safety and well-being of children residing in orphanages?

 

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)

 

(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House. 

Statement referred to in reply to part (a) to (c) of the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 129 for answer on 7.05.2015 raised by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding ‘Child abuse in orphanages’ 

(a): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has reported that it has registered 14 complaints of child sexual abuse of children in Child Care Institutions (CCIs), including Children Homes and Specialized Adoption Agencies during the last three years. The State /UT wise details are annexed. 

(b): It has been reported by NCPCR that nine arrests have been made in cases of sexual abuse from these Child Care Institutions in India over the last three years. 

(c): To ensure the safety and wellbeing of children living in Child Care Institutions(CCIs), the Ministry has been urging the States/UTs from time to time to register all the CCIs under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 (JJ Act). The Act and Central Model Rules framed thereunder, provide for monitoring, inspection, standards of care and measures that may be taken by the State Government/UT Administration to address any reported instance of atrocity/ill treatment. In the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 , there is a provision of mandatory registration of all CCIs along with stringent penalty in case of non-compliance which includes imprisonment which may extend to one year or a fine of not less than one lakh rupees or both. 

The Ministry is implementing the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) since 2009 for effective implementation of the JJ Act. Under the Scheme, CCIs are also supported. The Government has enhanced financial norms from April’14 under the Scheme, some of the key features of the revised Scheme are: increased child maintenance grant from Rs. 750 to Rs. 2000 per month per child, increased financial norms for construction and maintenance of a new home for 50 children from Rs. 77.61 lakh to Rs. 129.85 lakh, increased financial support for a special unit of 10 children for children with special needs from Rs. 4.22 lakh to Rs. 10.48 lakh, flexibility in staffing pattern and enhanced cost of construction from Rs. 600 per sq. feet to Rs 1000 per sq. feet or as per PWD norms, whichever is lower. 

 

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Statement referred to in reply to part (a) of the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 129for answer on 7.05.2015 raised by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding 'Child abuse inorphanages' 

State/UT-wise details of complaints of sexual abuse of children in Child CareInstitutionsincluding Children Homes and Specialised Adoption Agencies, registered inNCPCR during the last three years (2012-13 to 2014-15) 

Sr No

State/UT

Year-wise complaints received

Total No. of complaints registered

No of persons arrested

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

1

Delhi    

2

0

1

3

0

2

Haryana    

2

0

0

2

2

3

Karnataka    

1

0

0

1

0

4

Maharashtra    

0

0

2

2

2

5

Odisha    

0

0

1

1

2

6

Tamil Nadu    

2

0

0

2

0

7

Uttar Pradesh    

1

0

2

3

3

 

Total  

8

0

6

14

9