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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1753
ANSWERED ON MARCH 12, 2015 

QUESTION
Victim Compensation Fund Under Pocso Act

 1753. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR 

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

(a)   the total number of cases booked and convicted under POCSO since 2012, State-wise; 

(b)   the total amount of funds dispersed from the Victim Compensation Fund of these respective States as provided for under Sec 33 of POCSO since 2012; 

(c)    the reasons why victims and their families have been forced to wait for several years for compensation; and

 (d)   the steps Government would take to ensure States disburse compensations expeditiously? 

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

(a): As per National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), for the period from 14.11.2012 to 30.06.2013 a total of 6816 FIRs were registered and in 166 cases accused were convicted. Further, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) started collecting data of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 on monthly basis since January, 2014. As per data available with them, the details of cases registered and persons arrested is at Annexure-I. 

(b): Section 33 (8), of the Act provides for the Award of compensation by the Special Court for any physical or mental trauma causes to the Child or for immediate rehabilitation of the child. Rule 7 of the POCSO Rules 2012, also requires that the compensation awarded by the Special Court is to be paid by the State Government from the Victim Compensation Fund or other scheme or fund established by it for the purpose of compensating and rehabilitating victims under Section 357 A, of the Code of Criminal Procedure or any other laws for the time being in force, or where such fund or scheme does not exist, by the State Government. As per NCPCR report, up to March 2014, in 27 cases interim compensation was awarded by the Special Courts whereas, in 86 cases final compensation was awarded by these courts. The NCPCR has not collected information regarding total amount of funds dispersed from the Victim Compensation Fund from the States/UTs. 

(c): The POCSO Act came into the force with effect from 14.11.2012. Hence, no such incidence has come to the notice of the Government. 

(d): Under Section 44 of the POCSO Act, 2012, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights are already empowered to monitor implementation of the Act.

 Annexure - I 

Statement referred to in reply to part (a) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1753 for 12.03.2015 by Sh. Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding Victims compensation fund under POCSO Act.

 State/UT wise Cases Registered and Persons Arrested under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), 2012 During 2014 (Provisional)

 

SI. No.

States/UTs

Cases Registered

Persons Arrested

Figures are up to the month of

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

206

198

December

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

1

1

December

3

ASSAM

244

106

December

4

BIHAR 

0

0

December

5

CHHATTISGARH

0

0

October

6

GOA

2

2

December

7

GUJARAT

1

1

December

8

HARYANA

4

3

December

9

HIMACHAL PRADESH

1

0

December

10

JAMMU & KASHMIR

0

0

December

11

JHARKHAND

16

10

September

12

KARNATAKA

515

0

December

13

KERALA

445

386

December

14

MADHYA PRADESH

63

57

December

15

MAHARASHTRA

201

225

December

16

MANIPUR

5

1

September

17

MEGHALAYA

44

43

December

18

MIZORAM

4

4

December

19

NAGALAND

0

0

November

20

ODISHA

64

47

November

21

PUNJAB

15

13

December

22

RAJASTHAN

236

252

December

23

SIKKIM

0

0

November

24

TAMIL NADU

484

479

December

25

TELENGANA

78

66

December

26

TRIPURA

2

4

October

27

UTTAR PRADESH

1476

1169

November

28

UTTARAKHAND

0

0

December

29

WEST BENGAL

NR

NR

N.R

30

A & N ISLANDS

0

0

December

31

CHANDIGARH

0

0

December

32

D & N HAVELI

0

0

December

33

DAMAN & DIU

0

0

December

34

DELHI

107

73

December

35

LAKSHADWEEP

0

0

December

36

PUDUCHERRY

6

5

December

Source: Monthly Crime Statistics

Note: N.R stands for data notreceived

Data is provisional