Cases reported under Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986



Cases reported under Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 


As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data which is available upto 2014, a total of 895, 453, 141, 362 and 47 cases were reported in the country under Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 during last five year i.e 2010, 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively which show a mixed trend. 


On the basis of recommendation made by the National Commission for Women, the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012 containing certain amendments including broadening the scope of law to cover audio visual media and material in electronic form and strengthening penalty provisions was introduced in Rajya Sabha and Rajya Sabha referred the Bill to Parliamentary Standing Committee. The observation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee is under examination in the Ministry. 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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605 Special Courts set up across the country till date under POCSO Act, 2012 

45498 cases registered under POCSO Act,2012, from November,2012 till March,2015

As per information available with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 605 Special Courts have been set up across 654 Districts under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012. 

Based on the information collected from the States/UTs and collated by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 45498 cases have been registered under the POCSO Act,2012, from November,2012 till March,2015. Out of this, 4316 cases are pending with the State Police (under investigation) and 35,700 cases are pending before the Courts. 

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has started collecting data on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act since 2014. As per available data, a total of 8,904 cases were registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act during 2014. The State Government/UT Administration have been requested from time to time to set up the Special Courts. The stakeholders concerned were also sensitized by holding a National Level Conference recently for effective implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 including setting up of the special courts and timely disposal of the pending cases. 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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More than twenty two thousand cases of violation of women’s rights registered with NCW in the year 2015-16 till date 

The National Commission for Women has reported that they have registered 16584, 22422, 32118 and 22292 cases of violation of women’s rights in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (till date). The highest number of such cases registered are from the state of Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi and Haryana over the last three years and the current year. 

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has reported that they have registered 3369 complaints of violation of child rights under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 during the last three years and the current year (2015-16). 

NCPCR has also registered 1194 complaints related to violation of Child Rights under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 during the last three years and the current year (2015-16). 

The reasons for violation of child rights include violations under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and violation under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. Child rights violations are also related to displacement, violence, trafficking, etc. 

The actions taken by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights include conduct of summon hearings and giving directions to concerned officials, giving recommendations to State Governments, etc. The Government has also enacted several laws such as the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, the Prohibition of Child marriage Act, 2006 and is implementing schemes for the protection of children such as the Integrated Child Protection Scheme, etc. 

The reasons for violation of women rights include: domestic violence, outraging the modesty of women, dowry harassment, property dispute, rape, etc. Action taken by the National Commission for Women includes forwarding the complaints: to the opposite party for their written submission by issuing letters/ notices; to the concerned authorities seeking action taken reports; and to other concerned authorities/other Commissions/State Women Commissions and if required, constituting Inquiry Committees under section 8 of the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. Other actions taken by the Government include enforcement and implementation of laws and programme for the protection of women such as Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, One Stop Centres, Women Helpline, etc. 

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), set up in 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, has the mandate to protect and promote the rights of children. NCPCR is also mandated to take suo moto cognizance of violation of child rights and examine factors that inhibit the enjoyment of rights of children. 

The National Commission for Women set up in 1992, is the statutory body at the national level, to safeguard and promote the rights and interest of women. The Commission receives complaints and also takes suo moto cognizance in several cases to provide speedy justice. 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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Honorarium of crèche worker and supplementary nutrition for child increased under the new norms 

The RGN Crèche Scheme (RGNCS) of the Ministry of Women and Child Development has been revised and the revised scheme is being implemented from 01.01.2016.

The scheme focuses on children of 6 months to 6 years of working women in rural and urban areas who are employed for a minimum period of 15 days in a month, or six months in a year.

Crèches shall be open for 26 days in a month and for seven and half (7- ½) hours per day as per the work schedule of majority of the mothers in the area, which may be from 7.00 a.m. to 2.30p.m., 8.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. or 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.  If required, arrangements may be made for mothers who have longer working hours with extra payment for additional time at reasonable rates and on mutually agreed basis.

Sharing Ratio of expenditure between Government and implementing NGO is now 90:10.There will be One crèche worker and one helper in each crèche. Honorarium of crèche worker is increased to Rs. 3000/. Helper’s honorarium is Rs. 1500/-. Supplementary nutrition has been increased to Rs. 12.00 per child per day.

New provision of Rs. 2000/- per year is also made for Pre School Education Kit.

The Ministry is implementing RGNCS for the children of working mothers which provide day care facilities to children of working mothers.  The scheme is presently being implemented throughout the country through Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) and India Council for Child Welfare (ICCW).  Grants under the scheme are released to the Implementing Agencies and not to the State Governments.  The Funds are further disbursed by the Implementing Agencies to their State Councils/ State Boards/ Non-Governmental Organisations. Grants released to the implementation Agencies are as under:-

Financial Year
Grants released to Implementing Agencies ICCW & CSWB  (Rs. in Crores)
2012-13
106.00
2013-14
100.06
2014-15
97.68
2015-16 (upto December 2015)
125.77

 The total number of creches being currently run by CSWB & ICCW under RGNCS stands at 21790 , while the number of beneficiaries under the scheme stand at 538169 for the current year. 

While considering the Scheme for its continuation and enhancement of financial norms, the EFC has interalia decided that the number of crèche would not exceed 23555.  Accordingly it has been decided that no new crèche will be opened under the Scheme during 12th Five Year Plan.

Under the revised Scheme, the following provisions have been made to monitor the implementation of Scheme including supply of nutritious food to the beneficiaries of the crèches:

(i)          Local level monitoring.

(ii)        Monitoring by Implementing Agencies.

(iii)                       District level monitoring by District Monitoring Committee to be headed by the District Magistrate & assisted by the District Child Protection Unit set up under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme.
(iv)      Monitoring by MWCD through Independent monitoring agencies.


This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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