MODIFIED DRAFT RULES UNDER JJ ACT, 2015 RELEASED

 Panaji: June 2, 2016 … Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has informed that the modified draft model rules under JJ Act 2015, as per relaxation given by Union Ministry has been released for stakeholders comments and suggestions. The JJ Act 2015 has come into force from January 15, 2016 repealing the JJ Act, 2000.

The draft model rules 2016 that repeal the model rules 200 are based on the philosophy that children need to be reformed and reintegrated into society. One of the key features of the JJ Act, 2015 is special treatment of children in the age group of 16- 18 years who commit heinous offences.

In this regard the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has organized a meeting of stakeholders on June 3, 2016 between 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at the conference hall of the Secretariat, Porvorim, and Goa to discuss the draft rules and to compile data / suggestions to submit to Ministry by June 9, 2016.

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