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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.