Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 464
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Juvenile Police Stations
464. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) the reasons Government does not maintain details on the number of Special Juvenile Police Stations in the country;
(b) whether it is aware that frequent transfers of Juvenile Welfare Officers has resulted in several police stations not having police personnel trained to handle sensitive crimes related to children; and
(c) whether Government seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice Act to prevent frequent transfer of Juvenile Welfare Officers?
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)
(a): The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Centrally Sponsored Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) under which grants are provided to State Governments/Union Territories for setting up service delivery structures including Child Care Institutions (CCIs), Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) etc., and their details are maintained. No financial support is provided under the scheme for Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPUs).
(b) & (c): No, Sir.