Ongoing PILs towards ensuring State Accountability, Law reform and effective governance; Independent Thought vs. UOI, in Supreme Court [W.P.(C) 1082 of 2018]CACM seek the following;
- Declare Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 (PCMA) is a special and secular legislation
- Effecting implementation of provision of Child Marriage Prohibition Officer (CMPO)
- Declare Child Welfare Committees (CWC) as the “next friend” as u/s 3(2) PCMA
- Direct preparation of National and State Plans of Action with focus on District and sub-district Level mechanisms.
- Direct NCPCR and SCPCR to effectively monitor implementing of PCMA in a mission mode.
- PCMA / POCSO are special and secular laws applicable on all needs to be publicised widely even in High Courts