Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani introduced the Bill which seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
The amendments include authorizing District Magistrate including Additional District Magistrate to issue adoption orders to ensure speedy disposal of cases and enhance accountability. Defining eligibility parameters for appointment of Child Welfare Committee members and categorizing previously undefined offences as serious offences are some of the other aspects of the Bill.
The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021 was also introduced in the House. The Bill provides for the development, maintenance and management of aids to navigation in India for training and certification of operators of aids to navigation. The Bill was introduced by Minister of State for Ports and Shipping Manshukh Mandaviya.
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021, the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2021 and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill 2021 were also introduced in the Lok Sabha.