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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Women and Child Development 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2981
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 18, 2014

 QUESTION
School Management Under POCSO Act

 

2981. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

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

(a)   whether Government has understood the need to amend the 'Protection of Children fromSexual Offences'(POCSO) Act and bring the school management under the ambit of the lawto ensure safety of children in school premises, during school hours, if so, the details of theamendments done/intended in this regard; and 

(b)   the details of the cases registered and criminals punished under the POCSO act, State-wise? 

 

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

(a): School management is covered under section 5 (f) and 9 (f) of the Protection of Childrenfrom Sexual Offences Act 2012. Section 5(f) states: 'whoever being on the management orstaff of an educational institution or religious institution, commits penetrative sexual assaulton a child in that institution". The punishment for offence in section 5(f) is 10 years toimprisonment for life and fine. Section 9(f) states: "whoever being on the management orstaff of an educationalinstitution or religious institution, commits sexual assault on a child inthat institution". Thepunishment for offence in section 9(f) is 5 years to 7 years and fine. 

(b): The details of cases registered and criminals punished, as furnished by NationalCommission for Protection of Child Rights(NCPCR) and National Crime RecordsBureau(NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs are at annexure-I and II respectively 

 

                                                                                                                                                ANNEXURE-I

 

Statement referred to in reply to part (b) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2981 for18.12.2014 by Sh. Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding School management under POCSO Act.

 

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 (b) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2981 for 18.12.2014 by Sh. Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding School management under POCSO Act. 

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