2nd roundtable on juvenile justice system on Aug 25

CS directs release of ` 10 lakh each for JKJJF, JKSLSA

On the initiative of Governor, N N Vohra, chief secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam today directed release of Rs 10 lakh each for J&K State Legal Services Authority (JKSLSA) and newly created J&K Juvenile Justice Fund (JKJJF) for promoting juvenile justice across the State.

The announcement was made at a high-level meeting chaired by the chief secretary at civil secretariat here today to review the arrangements for the “2nd Roundtable on Juvenile Justice System”.

The roundtable to be convened at SKICC here on 25 August 2018 will be jointly organized by the J&K High Court and government of J&K, Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Justice and UNICEF.

Special director general of police, V K Singh; additional director general of police Muneer Ahmad Khan; principal secretary, planning, development & monitoring department, Rohit Kansal; secretary law, Abdul Majid Bhat; secretary, social welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone; and other officers attended the meeting.

The meeting was informed that Justice Madan B Lokur of Supreme Court of India who is also the chairman Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Justice will be the chief guest at the roundtable while Justice Deepak Gupta of the Supreme Court of India and Member Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Justice will be the guest of honor, an official handout said.

Besides reviewing the arrangements for the roundtable, the chief secretary took a comprehensive review of the measures being taken by the state government to streamline and strengthen the Juvenile Justice System across the state. 

The meeting also discussed the organizational setup of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights with assigned role and duties.

The meeting was informed that all 22 District Child Protection Units have been established with appointment of officer in-charge and 8 Juvenile Justice Boards are headed by 8 Judges.

Secretary Social Welfare that the Department is already in the process of implementing the measures aimed at strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the State. GKNN