701 Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) Established in the country

(Ministry of Women and Child Development, Posted On: 09 FEB 2018 4:30 PM by PIB Delhi)
 

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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 (Release ID: 1520104)