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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.


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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