701 Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) Established in the country


There are 701 Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) in the country which are supported under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The primary responsibility of setting up the JJBs vests with the State Governments/UT Administrations concerned. Section 4 (1) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, provides that the State Government shall constitute for every district one or more JJBs for exercising the powers and discharging its functions relating to children in conflict with law and this is an on going process.

The State/UT-wise details of the JJBs  is given below:


S. No.

Name of the State/UT

No. of Juvenile Justice Boards

1

Andhra Pradesh

13

2

Arunachal Pradesh

21

3

Assam

27

4

Bihar

38

5

Chhattisgarh

27

6

Goa

2

7

Gujarat

33

8

Haryana

21

9

Himachal Pradesh

12

10

Jammu and Kashmir

22

11

Jharkhand

24

12

Karnataka

30

13

Kerala

14

14

Madhya Pradesh

51

15

Maharashtra

36

16

Manipur

9

17

Meghalaya

11

18

Mizoram

8

19

Nagaland

11

20

Odisha

34

21

Punjab

22

22

Rajasthan

34

23

Sikkim

4

24

Tamil Nadu

32

25

Tripura

8

26

Uttar Pradesh

75

27

Uttarakhand

13

28

West Bengal

23

29

Telangana

31

30

Andaman & Nicobar

3

31

Chandigarh

1

32

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

1

33

Daman and Diu

2

34

Lakshadweep

1

35

National Capital Territory of Delhi

3

36

Puducherry

4

Total

701


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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