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THE CHILDREN ACT, 1974

(ACT NO. XXXIX OF 1974).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 22nd June, 1974  
  
 
এই আইনটি শিশু আইন, ২০১৩ (২০১৩ সনের ২৪ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে ।
     An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the custody, protection and treatment of children and trial and punishment of youthful offenders.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the custody, protection and treatment of children and trial and punishment of youthful offenders;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and commencement
2. Definitions
PART II
POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF COURTS HAVING JURISDICTION UNDER THE ACT
3. Juvenile Courts
4. Courts empowered to exercise powers of Juvenile Court
5. Powers of Juvenile Courts, etc.
6. No joint trial of child and adult
7. Sittings, etc. of Juvenile Courts
8. Adult to be committed to sessions in a case to be committed to sessions
9. Presence of persons in Juvenile Courts
10. Withdrawal of persons from Courts
11. Dispensing with attendance of child
12. Withdrawal of persons from Court when child is examined as witness
13. Attendance at Court of parent of a child charged with offence, etc.
14. Committal to approved place of child suffering from dangerous disease
15. Factors to be taken into consideration in passing orders by Courts
16. Reports of Probation Officers and other reports to be treated confidential
17. Prohibition on publication of report disclosing identity, etc., of child involved in cases
18. Provisions of Criminal Procedure Code, 1898, to apply unless excluded
PART III
CERTIFIED INSTITUTES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS
19. Establishment and certification of Institutes
20. Remand Homes
21. Conditions for certification or recognition of institutes, etc.
22. Management of certified institutes
23. Consultation with managers
24. Medical inspection of certified institutes and approved homes
25. Power of the Government to withdraw certificate
26. Resignation of certificate by managers
27. Effect of withdrawal or resignation of certificate
28. Disposal of inmates on withdrawal or resignation of certificate
29. Inspection of certified institutes and approved homes
PART IV
OFFICERS AND THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES
30. Appointment of Chief Inspector, etc.
31. Appointment of Probation Officers
PART V
MEASURES FOR THE CARE AND PROTECTION OF DESTITUTE AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
32. Children found homeless, destitute etc.
33. Un-controllable children
PART VI
SPECIAL OFFENCES IN RESPECT OF CHILDREN
34. Penalty for cruelty to child
35. Penalty for employing children for begging
36. Penalty for being drunk while in charge of child
37. Penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or dangerous drug to child
38. Penalty for permitting child to enter places where liquor or dangerous drugs are sold
39. Penalty for inciting child to bet or borrow
40. Penalty for taking on pledge or purchasing articles from child
41. Penalty for allowing child to be in brothel
42. Penalty for causing or encouraging seduction
43. Young girls exposed to risk or seduction
44. Penalty for exploitation of child employees
45. Penalty for abetting escape of child or youthful offender
46. Penalty for publication of report or pictures relating to child
47. Offence under this part cognizable
PART VII
YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS
48. Bail of child arrested
49. Custody of child not enlarged on bail
50. Submission of information to Probation Officer by police after arrest
51. Restrictions on punishment of child
52. Commitment of child to certified institute
53. Power to discharge youthful offenders or to commit him to suitable custody
54. Power to order parent to pay fine, etc.
PART VIII
MEASURES FOR DETENTION, ETC., OF CHILDREN AND YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS
55. Detention of child in place of safety
56. Court’s power for care and detention of child
57. Victimised child to be sent to Juvenile Court
58. Order for committal of victimised children
59. Supervision of victimised children
60. Breach of supervision
61. Warrant to search for child
PART IX
MAINTENANCE AND TREATMENT OF COMMITTED CHILDREN
62. Contribution of parent
63. Provision as to religion
64. Placing out on licence
65. Action by police with escaped children
PART X
MISCELLANEOUS
66. Presumption and determination of age
67. Discharge
68. Transfer between institutions
69. Compensation for false information
70. Removal of disqualification attaching to conviction
71. Words ‘conviction’ and ‘sentenced’ not to be used in relation to children
72. Custodian’s control over child
73.Bonds taken under the Act
74. Chief Inspector, Probation Officers, etc. to be public servants
75. Protection of action taken under the Act
76. Appeals and revisions
77. Power to make rules
78. Repeals etc.
 
 

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