GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Women and Child Development
STARRED QUESTION NO 84
TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.03.2016
Conviction rate under POCSO Act
84. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that the conviction rates under the POCSO Act for the year 2014-15 was a dismal 1 per cent of the total 9000 cases reported;
(b) whether Government has recorded or plans to conduct a review of the reasons for such low conviction rates under the POCSO Act;
(c) whether Government intends to conduct a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the POCSO Act, 2012, in light of the above data; and
(d) if so, the time-line by which Government intends to do so and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)
(a) to (d): A statement is laid on the table of the House.