Sensitization programme on JJ and POSCO Acts held

YUPIA, Jan 31: A day-long sensitization programme on Juvenile Justice Act and Rules, POCSO Act, Adoption Rules and Regulation and Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 was conducted here on Tuesday.

The programme was organized by deputy director of ICDS cell here.

Attending the programme Papum Pare ZPC Chukhu Bablu advised all the stakeholders to be attentive and use the opportunity to learn about the Acts, rules and regulations as the matters to be covered during the programme were sensitive and required in depth knowledge of them.

SP Dr Neelam Nega while citing “poverty and polygamy” as two main reasons for juvenile delinquency, further called the parents to be more responsible in nurturing the child and keeping them away from committing crimes.

ICDS deputy director Tana Chammaro gave a brief introduction of the Mission Vatsalya.

“The erstwhile Child Protection Services (CPS) implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development has now been subsumed under Mission Vatsalya from 2021 onwards. The misson promotes family- based non-institutional care of a child and aspires to secure a healthy happy childhood for each and every child in India and ensure opportunities to enable them to discover their full potential and assist them in flourishing in all respects, in a sustained manner,” she informed.

Advocate Kani Nada Maling, President APWWS, Chairperson Oju Welfare Association, advocate Anya Ratan and Juvenile Justice Board, Capital Complex member advocate Oyam Binggep were the resources persons for the programme.

Ratan enlightened the house about the legal procedures for adoption and urged the participants to refrain from illegal adoption.

Speaking on the topic “Juvenile Justice Act and Rules”, advocate Maling focused on the important role of juvenile police officers, CWC and other stakeholders for the proper implementation of the Act.

Advocate Binggep spoke about the ‘POCSO Act and Rules, and Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006’. She also urged the stakeholders to treat the POCSO case victims in a most sensitive manner.

Administrative officers, ZPMs, members of special juvenile police unit, medical officers, members of child care institutions, Emmanuel Rehabilitation Centre, Child Welfare Committee and Juvenile Justice Board, para legal volunteers, CDPOs, district child protection unit staff, participated in the programme. (DIPRO)

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