GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 782
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.02.2018
MONITORING OF IMPLEMENTATION OF POCSO ACT
782. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to refer to answer to Unstarred Question 2877 given in the Rajya Sabha on 10th August 2017 and state:
(a) whether the Ministry is aware that under Section 44 of the POCSO Act, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) constituted under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 have a legal obligation to monitor the implementation of the provisions of POCSO Act;
(b) whether NCPCR and SCPCRs have monitored the implementation of the Act in various States; and
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR)
(a) to (c) As per section 44 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) constituted under section 3, or as the case may be, the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) constituted under section 17, of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 are mandated to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Act. NCPCR has taken several measures to ensure implementation of the Act on the various issues mandated to be monitored by them which includes, a dedicated/transparent ‘Online Complaint System (e‑baalnidaan)’ to ensure timely/speedy redressal of complains of various violations and deprivation of child rights, a ‘National Conference for Implementation of POCSO Act organized in association with MWCD, launched POCSO e-Box/e-mail/SMS on NCPCR’s website for easy and direct reporting of POCSO cases. Issued advisory to DGPs of all States to generate awareness among children particularly the students for reporting of cases of sexual abuse and for use of POCSO e-Box, a consultation on Cyber Crime targeting Children with the Nodal Officers/Heads of Cyber Crime Cells of the States/UTs was organized and pursued the matter with State Govt./UT Administrations, developed a ‘Resource Book on Protection of Child Rights’ for the use of SCPCRs, launched a mass awareness campaign about provisions of POCSO Act in Delhi with support of multi stakeholders. As the State Commissions are also mandated to monitor the implementation of the Act, NCPCR organized 4 National Level Consultation with all Chairpersons/Members of the State Commissions for effective implementation of the POCSO Act. NCPCR also organized 39 State Level/District Level Training Workshop cum Awareness Programme on POCSO Act, 2012 during the year 2016 and 2017. SCPCRs are also mandated to function as prescribed under section 13 in respect of NCPCR.