Govt will extend help for ground execution of Juvenile Act: Attorney General Agrawal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2017 11:25:43

Staff Reporter,

MADHYA Pradesh High Court Judge and Chairman of Juvinile Justice Committee Justice J K Maheshwari presided over second session of two-day conference on ‘Juvenile Justice and Capacity Building to Ensure Proper Implementation of Law Relating to Child’ an initiative of Juvenile Committee, Madhya Pradesh High Court, in association with Madhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy, Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (MPSLSA) and UNICEF, MP on Sunday.

Justice Sujoy Paul, Justice H P Singh and Attorney General Ravish Chandra Agrawal in the second session informed on rehabilitation of children and security of children. Attorney General Ravish Chandra Agrawal informed about various clauses described under the Juvenile Act and said the Government will extend help
for ground implementation of provisions described in above said act. Informing on various clauses of the Juvenile Act, judges said that the administration and the society should take initiative and help children in their rehabilitation on priority. Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Rajendra Menon was present on the occasion. Justice MP High Court Justice A K Joshi and Justice Nandita Dubey were also present during this session. Principal Magistrates from 18 districts discussed working and problems arising in day-to-day working of Juvenile Justice Board in the first session In the third session, Justice Sushil Kumar Palo, Justice Atul Shridharan and Justice Subash Abhyankar participated in the discussion on provisions in POSCO Act. Justice Palo replied to queries raised by judges on provisions of POSCO Act. In the concluding session, Justice J K Maheshwari, Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee, reviewed outcome of two-day workshop and said the State-level workshop should be organised in coming months to inform the State Government about outcome of suggestions of this workshop and to take further course of action.

Justice Vivek Rusia said we should look at children’s problems what they want to do as this will help to shape their future and the purpose of organising this workshop will be served. In the concluding address, Justice J K Maheshwari said prevention is better than cure. He advised that officials should take initiatives for awareness on aims and objectives of Juvenile Justice Board. They should take initiatives for rehabilitation of children. Pankaj Gaur, Secretary, Juvinile Justice Committee, Madhya Pradesh High Court proposed a vote of thanks. Efforts will be made by State Legal Services Authority to give training to advocates on various rules defined under the Juvinile Act. The District Collector and the Superintendent of Police should personally know members of Juvinile Justice Board. Members of Juvinile Justice Board should learn rules and orders defined under the Juvinile Justice Act for early redressal of problems related to children. Dinesh Kumar Nayak, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority and Principal Judges of 18 districts were present on the occasion.