1620 Child Care Institutions presently functional with 75578 beneficiaries


As per Section 2(57) and Section 65 of Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act,  2015, [JJ Act] each State/UTs is to establish/recognize one or more “Specialised Adoption Agency” (SAA) in each district for housing orphans, abandoned and surrendered children, placed there by order of the Committee, for the purpose of adoption. Further as per Regulation 58 of Adoption Regulation, 2017 all Child Care Institutions (CCIs) which are not recognized as SAAs shall have linkages with CCI in the district. The number of CCIs including SAAs with number of children residing in these institutions, as reported by the State/UT governments and receiving fund under the ICPS, is


Category

Child Care Institutions (CCIs)

Beneficiaries

Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAAs)

Beneficiaries

Total

1620

75578

336

3182


This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


 
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