605 Special Courts set up across the country under POCSO Act

By | February 26, 2016

605 Special Courts set up across the country till date under POCSO Act, 2012

45498 cases registered under POCSO Act,2012, from November,2012 till March,2015

As per information available with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 605 Special Courts have been set up across 654 Districts under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012.

Based on the information collected from the States/UTs and collated by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 45498 cases have been registered under the POCSO Act,2012, from November,2012 till March,2015. Out of this, 4316 cases are pending with the State Police (under investigation) and 35,700 cases are pending before the Courts.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has started collecting data on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act since 2014. As per available data, a total of 8,904 cases were registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act during 2014. The State Government/UT Administration have been requested from time to time to set up the Special Courts. The stakeholders concerned were also sensitized by holding a National Level Conference recently for effective implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 including setting up of the special courts and timely disposal of the pending cases.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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