Supreme Court of India

Bachpan Bachao Andolan vs. Union of India and Others [WP (Crl) 75 of 2012]

A PIL on missing children filled by BBA led to the ordering of mandatory registration of FIRs. Besides, the court ordered that the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) will monitor the standard operating procedure on missing children. The court also ordered the state commissions to use technology in the best interest of children.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan vs. Union of India and Others [WP (C) 51 of 2006] 2011 5 SCC 1,

The Supreme Court recognised trafficking as an organised crime and defined it in accordance with the Optional Protocol of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime (UNCTOC). The court also ordered a total ban on use of children in circuses.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan Vs. Union Of India and Ors Writ Petition (Civil) No. 906 of 2014

The Supreme Court directed the Union government to complete a national survey on substance abuse and formulate a comprehensive national plan.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan vs Union of India and Anr Writ Petition (Civil)/558/2019

In the PIL filed by BBA, the Supreme Court issued notice to the central government and the NCPCR following a BBA PIL seeking implementation of guidelines for safety of children in schools.

Society of Private Unaided Schools vs. Union of India and Bachpan Bachao Andolan (AIR 2012 SC 3445)

The apex court upheld the constitutional validity of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

High Courts

Save the Child Foundation vs Union of India [WP (Crl.) 2069/2005]

The court defined the roles and responsibilities of all government agencies, in relation to a complete ban on child labour and also directed 500 children to be rescued every month, that chargesheet should be filed within 45 days cases involving child labour and trafficking and the appropriate DLSAs should provide compensation to victims of trafficking.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan vs. Union of India and Others [WP (Crl) 82 of 2009]

Consequent to the BBA’s PIL, the Delhi government formulated the Delhi Private Placement Agencies (Regulation) Bill, 2012.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan Vs State of Bihar [CWJC No. 11819 of 2010]

The court ordered the Bihar government to implement policies on child labour and hold training camps for sensitisation of officers. The court also ordered the labour department to oversee effective implementation of the policies.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan Vs State of Jharkhand [WP (PIL) 139/2011]

In response to this PIL, the court directed the constitution of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, State Child Protection Committees, CWCs, children’s homes, shelter homes, besides ordering the implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act.

Bachapan Bachao Andolan vs. State of Punjab and Others [WP (C) 7565/2010]

The court directed the Punjab government to formulate action plan and SOP for rescuing child labourers.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan vs. Union of India and Others. [W.P.(C) 466/2016]

Following this PIL, related to a POCSO case, the Delhi high court ordered release of part of the Victim Compensation Fund that would not be less than Rs 25 crore, to the District Legal Services Authority.