Aug 10, 2022
It's time to expand your UPSC knowledge base with our daily dose of Current Affairs. Today we will discuss should a Juvenile be tried as an Adult or not.
Keep on reading as we dig deeper into the Juvenile Justice Act and enhance your UPSC CSE preparation.
For Prelims: Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)
For Mains: Juvenile Justice, Child Rights, Juvenile Justice Act 2015
The Supreme Court (SC) has recently asked the central government, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), and the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) to assist and facilitate the Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) in determining whether a juvenile should be tried for a heinous offense as an adult.
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Recently the Supreme Court of India asked the central government to draft guidelines for determining whether a juvenile should be tried as an adult in cases of heinous offenses. Critically comment on the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015.
The cases of committing a heinous crime by a minor of 16-18 years, must be transferred to the children’s court, which decides;
The Juvenile Justice Board is an institutional body constituted under Section 4 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) is composed of a judicial officer and two social workers.
The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute for a district or a group of districts, one or more Juvenile Justice Boards.
It should be constituted for exercising the powers and discharging the duties conferred in relation to Juveniles in conflict with law under the JJ Act, 2015.
News Source: The Indian Express
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