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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Women and Child Development


RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2976
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 18, 2014

QUESTION
Prosecution Under POCSO


2976. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

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

(a)   whether Government is aware of the rising incidence of crime against children;

(b)   whether Government understands the need to amend the POCSO Act with a view toincrease protection offered to children against sexual abuse; and

(c)    the details of the number of prosecutions made under the POCSO Act over the last fiveyears State-wise, including Karnataka?

 

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

(a): As per data available with National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs, a total 33,052 cases, 38,172 Cases and 58,224 Cases were registered under crime againstChildren during 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively, showing a rising trend.

(b): The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012, is a comprehensivelaw to provide for the protection of children from the offences of sexual assault, sexualharassment and pornography, while safeguarding the interests of the child at every stageof the judicial process by incorporating child-friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording ofevidence, investigation and speedy trial of offences through designated Special Courts.The Act incorporates child friendly procedures for reporting, recording, investigation and trialoffences. The Act provides for stringent punishments which have been grades as per thegravity of offence.The POCSO Act has come into force on the 14thNovember, 2012, alongwith the rules framed thereunder. Since, the Act is still at an early stage of implementation,it is premature to establish any conclusion regarding the need to amend it.

(c): As per the information furnished by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the details of cases registered under POCSO Act is at annexure-I. NCRBstarted collection of data under the POCSO Act since January 2014 and the details asfurnished by them is at annexure-II.

 

                                                                                                                                             ANNEXURE – I 

Statement referred to in reply to part (c) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2976 for 18.12.2014 by Sh. Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding Prosecution under POCSO

SI. No.

States/UTs

No. of FIRs Registered

No.of cases in which charge- sheets filed

No.of cases in which accused convicted

No. of cases in which accused acquitted

1

Andhra Pradesh

69

34

0

0

2

Arunachal Pradesh

15

6

0

0

3

Assam

59

29

0

0

4

Bihar

27

22

0

0

5

Chhattisgarh

226

191

3

23

6

Goa

25

11

0

0

7

Gujarat

16

16

0

0

8

Himachal Pradesh

68

44

1

0

9

Haryana

540

491

46

142

10

Jharkhand

19

12

0

0

11

Karnataka

221

178

3

12

12

Kerala

596

419

0

3

13

Maharashtra

926

675

5

13

14

Meghalaya

62

20

0

0

15

Manipur

0

0

0

0

16

Madhya Pradesh

829

770

65

133

17

Mizoram

2

2

2

0

18

Nagaland

0

0

0

0

19

Odisha

436

375

0

8

20

Punjab

107

97

29

24

21

Rajasthan

936

781

5

26

22

Sikkim

2

1

0

0

23

Tamil Nadu

250

132

0

0

24

Tripura

10

9

0

0

25

Uttarakhand

23

17

2

0

26

Uttar Pradesh

869

666

1

1

27

West Bengal

191

142

1

3

 

UTs

 

 

 

 

28

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

6

6

0

0

29

Chandigarh

21

16

2

0

30

Daman and Diu

0

0

0

0

31

Delhi

251

176

1

1

32

Dadar & Nagar Haveli

1

0

0

0

33

Lakshadweep

1

0

0

0

34

Puducherry

12

4

0

0

 

 

6816

5340

166

389

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                              Annexure II

 

Statement referred to in reply to part (c) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2976 for 18.12.2014 by Sh. Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding Prosecution under POCSO.

 

STATE/UT WISE CASES REGISTERED AND PERSONS ARRESTED UNDER PROTECTION OF CHILDRENFROM SEXUALOFFENCES ACT, 2012 DURING 2014 (UPTO OCTOBER) (PROVISIONAL).

 

SI. No.

States/UTs

Cases Registered

Persons Arrested

Figures are up to the month of,

1

Andhra Pradesh

190

184

Up to August

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

Up to August

3

Assam

77

25

Up to March

4

Bihar

0

0

Up to August

5

Chhattisgarh

N.R

N.R

N.R

6

Goa

2

2

Up to September

7

Gujarat

1

1

Up to September

8

Haryana

4

3

Up to September

9

Himachal Pradesh

1

0

Up to October

10

Jammu & Kashmir

0

0

Up to September except January to April

11

Jharkhand

8

4

Up to June

12

Karnataka

N.R

N.R

N.R

13

Kerala

297

267

Up to September

14

Madhya Pradesh

37

32

Up to July

15

Maharashtra

156

167

Up to September except August

16

Manipur

3

0

Up to August

17

Meghalaya

18

21

Up to July except January & February

18

Mizoram

0

0

Up to October

19

Nagaland

0

0

Up to August except January, April, May & July 

20

Odisha

13

8

Up to March

21

Punjab

9

6

Up to August except July

22

Rajasthan

86

67

Up to June except April & May

23

Sikkim

0

0

Up to September

24

Tamil Nadu

405

394

Up to October

25

Telangana

42

34

May, September & October only

26

Tripura

2

4

Up to September except May

27

Uttar Pradesh

786

559

Up to June

28

Uttarakhand

0

0

Up to August

29

West Bengal

N.R

N.R

N.R


TOTAL STATE

2137

1778

 

30

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

0

0

Up to September

31

Chandigarh

0

0

Up to October except May

34

Dadar & Nagar Haveli

0

0

Up to October

32

Daman and Diu

0

0

Up to June except January to March

33

Delhi

84

55

Up to August

35

Lakshadweep

0

0

Up to August

36

Puducherry

6

5

Up to August

 

TOTAL UT

90

60

 

 

TOTAL ALL INDIA

2227

1838