Effective Implementation of PCMA (Supreme Court of India)

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