GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1112
TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.07.2018
STRENGTHENING OF POSCO ACT
- SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:(a): The steps the Ministry has taken after submission of a change.org petition which had 1,85,742 signatures on it requesting the Ministry to commit to a roadmap to protect our children by strengthening POSCO Act, drawing guidelines for safety of children in schools and ensuring overall well-being of children?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR)
- The Ministry is strengthening Protection Our Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, 2012 by proposing enhancement of punishment in various sexual offences against children. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has developed a Manual in 2017 on Safety and Security of children in schools and the same is available on the website of Commission.