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Brief of NALSA & NCPCR – POCSO Tracking Portal

The POCSO tracking portal launched by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge , Supreme Court of India on 17th July 2022. The tracking portal has been conceptualized in joint collaboration of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

In pursuance of its role of monitoring the implementation of the Act, mentioned u/s 44 of POCSO Act 2012 and understanding the need of dedicated system to facilitate services to the POCSO victims, the requirement of a dedicated portal for such purpose was realized.

It is envisioned for real time tracking of the cases of victims of child sexual abuse and facilitates them to provide services such as victim compensation and rehabilitation for their care and protection.

The planning and monitoring will be on the part of National Level authorities whereas the implementation will be ensured with the active involvement of authorities at the district level such as District Child Protection Officer, Special Juvenile Police Unit, Child Welfare Committee and DLSAs. The tracking System has been designed in a manner that it allows easy view of the progress made on the cases of child sexual abuse by the key stakeholders. It also sets up accountability of each authority / officials in rendering these support services to the children.

The portal will be operational with an objective to :

  1. To build a digitized and transparent mechanism for children related services.
  2. Provide easy and usable system to Police and DCPO for effective discharge of their duties.
  3. Improve functioning of DCPU, CWCs and Police.
  4. Implementation of child friendly procedures.
  5. Facilitate exchange of information between police department, women and child development department and legal service authorities.
  6. Tracking the process of rehabilitation in cases of child sexual abuse.
  7. Set accountability of duty bearers in cases of child sexual abuse.
  8. Assistance to SCPCRs for better monitoring of cases.
  9. Provide sufficient tools and information to WCD department and police department for services to sexual abuse victims.

NALSA/SLSAs will be able to view the status of cases under consideration of district level DLSAs and access the information about support persons, interpreters, translators, experts, counsellors attached with the victims.

With the help of tracking mechanism NCPCR / SCPCRs can maximise their role with respect to monitoring of the cases of child sexual abuse. It will provide a standard method to check cases across State and district level in the country and will be helpful in identifying trends related to response of authorities . Further, with the time to time analysis NCPCR / SCPCRs can also identify areas of their intervention.