Central Govt. to amend Juvenile Justice Act to make District Magistrate competent Authority to approve Adoptions

Central Govt. to amend Juvenile Justice Act to make District Magistrate competent Authority to approve Adoptions

Central Govt. to amend Juvenile Justice Act to make District Magistrate competent Authority to approve Adoptions

Union govt intend to amend the Juvenile Justice Act proposal likely to be put up before Cabinet in July. Ministry of Women and Child Development has stated that this change is an attempt to prevent long delays in Court and expedite Adoptions.  

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Maneka Gandhi, Minister, Women and Child Development stated that,“We are bringing in an amendment to the JJ Act for making district magistrate/ collector as the competent officer for approving adoptions, instead of court”.