Juvenile Justice Act 2003 Essay

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THE JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) ACT, 2000 THE JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) ACT, 2000 The Children Act, 1960 had provided protection against exploitation of child employees, making the offence punishable with fine . The Juvenile Justice Act, 1986, which repealed the Children Act, made the penal provision more stringent by providing for imposition of fine and imprisonment . Apparently, the provision was not enforced either in the Children Act or the Juvenile Justice Act which took its place . The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 which replaced the Juvenile Justice Act, 1986 retained the provision but has diluted it by limiting it to cases of ‘hazardous employment’. Procuring of a juvenile or a child for the purposes of hazardous employment, keeping the child in bondage and withholding and / or using the earnings shall be punishable under the Act . Besides, the Act also makes punishable the employment of a child for begging . THE GOA CHILDREN’S ACT, 2003 The Goa Act, 2003 makes special provisions pertaining to child labour.  A ‘child in case of child labour’ shall be a person who has not completed his…show more content…
It advocated protection and regulation. It called for focusing attention on sectors or establishments where children are deployed on wage or quasi-wage employment outside the family, as it felt it was more likely that exploitation of children took place in such situations. It announced the commitment of the State to implement specially targeted development programmes to tackle the problem of child labour, thus indicating a shift from an almost exclusively protective-cum-regulatory role to a protective, regulatory-cum-developmental role. The Policy has three components
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