As per National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 34,449, 34,505 and 36,022 cases were registered under Sexual Abuse/Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively .
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, which came into force on 14th November, 2012, contains effective provisions to curb the menace of child abuse. The Act provides mandatory reporting, child friendly provisions of recording of statement and evidence and speedy trial of the cases. There are adequate penal provisions under POCSO Act, 2012 for the sexual offences against the children, as per the gravity of offences.
This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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