The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has reported that it has registered 2333 complaints of child abuse/violation of child rights during the last 3 years and the current year. A total of 934 complaints/cases concerning abuse/violation of child rights were registered in NCPCR in the year 2013-14. The highest number of registered cases i.e., 532 are from the State of Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, in 2012-13, 766 cases were registered in NCPCR from across the country out of which 362 were from Uttar Pradesh. In 2011-12, 455 such cases were registered. In the current year, till date 178 such complaints have been received from all over the country.
The Act and Central Model Rules framed under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, provide for monitoring, inspection, standards of care and measures that may be taken by the State Government/UT Administration to address any reported instance of ill treatment of children in orphanages etc. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been urging the State Governments/UT Administrations from time to time to identify and register all child care institutions, so as to ensure that standards of care can be monitored. In response to complaints received at national level, NCPCR makes recommendations to the State Governments/UT Administrations for taking appropriate action.
This information was given by Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister of Women and Child Development in reply to a starred question in Lok Sabha recently.