GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Women and Child Development
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 311
TO BE ANSWERED ON 17.11.2016
Representation for Review of POSCO Act
311. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to refer to answer to Unstarred Question 540 given in Rajya Sabha on 21st July, 2016 and state:
(a) Whether the Ministry acknowledges that a delegation of concerned parents, activists and survivors of abuse submitted a petition on behalf of 1.8 lakh citizens to the Hon’ble Minister;
(b) If so, the reasons why this has been denied in response to Unstarred Question No. 540 by the Ministry; and
(c) In the light of the above, whether the Ministry shall consider reviewing the Protection of Childern from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, 2012?
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)
(a) to (c): Government is extremely sensitive to the need of constantly improving legislative and institutional systems for providing protection to children. All suggestion that are received by the Ministry are examined in detail and the useful suggestions are suitably incorporated into the legislative and institutional frameworks, whenever warranted.