The Government of India is concerned about the prevalence of child marriages in the country and has enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), 2006. The Act authorises the States Governments to frame Rules for carrying out the provisions of the Act. All States/UTs have reportedly framed Rules as envisaged under the Act except Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The State of Meghalaya and Nagaland have not framed the Rules as Child Marriage is not in prevalence, however they have adopted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006.
As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, a total number of 280 cases in 2014 and 293 cases in 2015 were registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006.
No. of Cases Registered (CR) and Person Convicted (PCV) under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 during 2014 and 2015
This information was given by Minister for State for Women and Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today (August 3, 2017).