Justice System For Juvenile Offenders in India

Juvenile offenders are those Indian citizens who are not adults or are not above 18 years of Age. Many of them are subject of juvenile delinquency which is about committing crime on a regular basis or as a habit by these teenagers. Obviously, the law for adult criminals and those under 18 years of age is different in India and is governed by a lot of factors.

There is a juvenile justice board in India which looks into the juvenile offenders and decides on the course of action or punishment for them and there are certain protocols that need to be adhered to while dealing with cases that involve juvenile. Here’s a run down –

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1. When there is a police case or FIR filed or the police catch hold of a juvenile offender, he or she is to be kept under the charge of a special juvenile officer or child welfare officer, who is responsible for producing the child or teenager before the Juvenile justice Board.

2. To conclude on the course of action based on whether the offence or crime was petty or heinous one, an enquiry is carried out. The offense is petty or serious or heinous nature and the child is below 16 years of age, the board may decide on the following punishments considering the crime type –

a. Advice the child and let him or her go home
b. Ask the child to go through counselling
c. Fine the parents of the child
d. Ask the child to do community service
e. Release the child on probation subject to good conduct
f. Direct the child to live in special home for not more than three years

3. For crimes of heinous nature by children above 16 years the board can decide on a trial for the child as adult. But, the child cannot receive any life imprisonment or death sentence without any sort of release possibility.

There are observation or special homes for offenders where these offenders stay for a short time. But, the conditions in these homes are not as required according to many experts. There is a great need for this homes to provide educational activities and training to the kids living there, as the homes do not have any structured activity for them, it ultimately leads to no improvement. There’s this saying ‘an idle mind is a devils workshop’, so there is a dire need to carry out proper rehabilitation of juvenile offenders and building infrastructure where informal systems like voluntary organizations, families and communities are involved and the whole system is transparent enough, is when we can help the juvenile offenders learn a lesson and work towards living a better life once they are out.

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SPORTS LAW IN INDIA – THE PRESENT SCENARIO

India is a huge country and a land of umpteen sports. While sports like cricket have been followed like a religion, present times have brought about a progressive change and many other sports have are being followed now like never before. The ministry of youth affairs and sports is responsible for handling the administration and funding of sports. The cabinet minister heads the ministry and the national sports federation manages it.

As the form of recreation has grown by leaps and bounds and India has become a brimming venue for holding many national and international events during its time that rules and regulations are also in place. Hence the need to have sports laws in place and thus banish the grey areas. The UN has already recognized sport as a way of promoting health, education, and development, hence the need to streamline the field with suitable law system.

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In India presently there is no state legislation to regulate sports. The government had undertaken the infrastructure development task and excellence achievement task in sports but the administration and sports activities are in hands of autonomous authorities like Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Sports Authority of India (SAI), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Though these governing bodies to receive the government’s aid as they are registered under the societies registration’s act of 1860.

As far as sports policy in India is concerned, the national sports policy 1984/2001 is already in place with was brought into force in the year 1984 but it was realized only later that the bill was not complete and even the implementation.  Hence in 2001, a bid was reformulated to revise the bill with guidelines as follows –

  • Procedures to be laid down for autonomous bodies and federations for making government aid and assistance available.
  • Define responsibilities of different agencies for undertaking and promoting sports.
  • Identify the sports federations with coverage eligibility under the set guidelines

This was the policy which leads the lawmakers to give importance to sports thus making way for inclusion of sports in the constitution at the seventh schedule in the state list.

The other organizations include sports law and welfare association of India, a non-profit organization that works for the advancement of ethical sports law in India and sports promotion. Another being sports authority of India, set up in 1984 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, its objective is bringing excellence into sports.  Then there is the National Sports Federation, SAI, National Anti-doping agency. But, like the USA has a systematic approach towards sports law and has divided the area in amateur, professional and international categories with relevant laws for each, there is no such approach in India and moreover, there are many grey areas also that have come forth and which indicate maladministration in sports.

With many sports gaining popularity and due to their immense reach, it is important that the loopholes in the law system are looked into with keen interest and laws are passed which favor the sports without any kind of bias.

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EDUCATION– OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE SOCIETY OF INDIA (UK)

Oxford and Cambridge are two renowned names in the world when it comes to quality education.  Again the ever increasing costs of education and living in foreign countries can blow big holes to your pockets.  The competition for scholarships has also increased over the years and has lead to fewer students opting for courses in places like Cambridge or Oxford.  Yet, students who are aspiring for pursuing courses at these prestigious institutions have a chance to get scholarships of merit through some non-profit organizations which do offer scholarships. These scholarships are also available for law students seeking to pursue their higher education in these universities.

One such institution is the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI).  A non-profit organization that is located in New Delhi, India and has been helping out aspiring students with their higher education through scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded for the part cost of education for undergraduate, postgraduate, as well as research education in the aforesaid two universities in the United Kingdom. Here are a few details about the scholarship, its eligibility criteria, and last date to apply for the year 2018.

Scholarship Institutions

  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Scholarship  Courses

Besides Law education, the scholarship is available for any field of study at these universities mostly except a few that are for specific courses in the university.  The level of education includes

  • Ph.D. course research
  • Postgraduate courses of one-year or more
  • Taught as well as research-based Master’s degree programs of any duration
  • First bachelors or second Bachelor’s degree course

Though there is an eligibility criterion you need to fulfill if you are seeking the scholarship and it includes the following pre-requisites:

  1. Indian Citizenship
  2. Indian Resident
  3. Age limit – not above 30 years as on Sept 1, 2018
  4. Schooling and Graduation from School or University in India

Application

The date for sending your duly completed application forms was May 15, 2018. You may try next time if this time you haven’t been able to.

 

For detailed information and Application Forms Contact:

Secretary
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India
C/O Bharat Kumar, 366, Sector 15-A
Noida, 201301
Email: scholarships@oxbridgeindia.com

Well, as you see the application due date is over. But none the less, if you are an aspiring student looking out for admission to these elite educational institutions, consider The Oxford and Cambridge society of India as the catalyst to your dreams and try to win a scholarship for your higher education and try for it in 2019.