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The Juvenile Justice Act, 1986

The Juvenile Justice Act, 1986





Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short Title, Extent and Commencement.
2 Definition.
3 Continuation of inquiry in respect of juvenile who has ceased to be juvenile.
Chapter II Competent Authorities and Institutions for Juveniles
4 Juvenile Welfare Boards.
5 Juvenile Courts.
6 Procedure, etc. in relation to Boards and Juvenile Courts.
7 Powers of Board and Juvenile Court.
8 Procedure to be followed by a Magistrate not empowered under the Act.
9 Juvenile homes.
10 Special homes.
11 Observation homes.
12 After-care organisations.
Chapter III Neglected Juveniles
13 Production of neglected juveniles before Boards.
14 Special procedure  to be followed when neglected juvenile has parents.
15 Inquiry by Board regarding neglected juveniles.
16 Power to commit neglected juvenile to suitable custody.
17 Uncontrollable juveniles.
Chapter IV Delinquent Juveniles.
18 Bail and custody of juveniles.
19 Information to parent or guardian or probation officer.
20 Inquiry by Juvenile Court regarding delinquent juveniles.
21 Orders that may be passed regarding delinquent juveniles.
22 Orders that may not be passed against delinquent juvenile.
23 Proceeding under Chapter VIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure not competent against
24 No joint trial of juvenile and person not  a juvenile.
25 Removal of disqualification attaching to conviction.
26 Special provision in respect of pending cases.
Chapter V Procedure of competent authorities generally and appeals and revision from orders of such authorities.
27 Sittings, etc. of Boards and Juvenile Courts.
28 Persons who may be present before competent authority.
29 Attendance of parent or guardian of juvenile.
30 Dispensing with attendance of juvenile.
31 Committal to approved place of juvenile suffering from dangerous disease and his future disposal.
32 Presumption and determination of age.
33 Circumstances to be taken into consideration in making orders under the Act.
34 Sending a juvenile outside jurisdiction.
35 Report to be treated as confidential.
36 Prohibition of publication names, etc. of juveniles involved in any proceeding under the Act.
37 Appeals.
38 Revision.
39 Procedure in inquiries, appeals and revision proceedings.
40 Power to amend orders.
Chapter VI Special offences in respect  of Juveniles
41 Punishment for cruelty to juvenile.
42 Employment of juveniles for begging.
43 Penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug or psychotropic substance to a juvenile.
44 Exploitation of juvenile employees.
45 Alternative punishments.
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
46 Power of State Government to discharge and transfer juveniles.
47 Transfers between juvenile homes, etc. under the Act, and juvenile homes, etc. of like nature in different parts of India.
48 Transfer of juveniles of unsound mind or suffering.
49 Placing out on licence.
50 Provision in respect of escaped juveniles.
51 Contribution by parents.
52 Fund.
53 Advisory Board.
54 Visitors.
55 Control of custodian over juvenile.
56 Delinquent juvenile undergoing sentence at commencement of the Act.
57 Appointment of officers.
58 Officers appointed under the Act to be public servants.
59 Procedure in respect of bonds.
60 Delegation of powers.
61 Protection of action taken in good faith.
62 Power to make rules.
63 Repeal and savings.


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