1620 Child Care Institutions presently functional with 75578 beneficiaries

(Ministry of Women and Child Development, Posted On: 09 FEB 2018 5:36 PM by PIB Delhi)
 

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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(Release ID: 1520128)