GOI Notified New POCSO Rules

Published on March 13, 2020
Current context: The Union government has notified the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules (POCSO), 2020 replacing the POSCO 2012 rules.
GOI Notified New POCSO Rules

  • The POCSO Rules 2020 enables the implementation of recent amendments to the Act containing provisions making punishments for child abuse more stringent.
  • The significant additions in the new rules include provisions of:
    1. Mandatory police verification of staff in schools and care homes.
    2. Procedures to report sexual abuse material (pornography).
    3. Imparting age-appropriate child rights education.
    4. Provision for compensation to the victim child- The State Government shall pay the compensation within 30 days of the supreme court order.
  • The POCSO Act was enacted in 2012, to Protect the Children from Offences of Sexual Assault, Sexual harassment and pornography for safeguarding the interest and well-being of children.
  • It is a gender-neutral Act and defines a child as any person below eighteen years of age.

Question: 

Q.1 The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules (POCSO) Act was enacted in which year?
a. 2010
b. 2012
c. 2014
d. 2018

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