Section 30 – Procedure, etc., in relation to Committee – Juvenile Justice (Care And Protection Of Children)

(2) A child in need of care and protection may be produced before an individual member for being placed in safe custody or otherwise when the Committee is not in session.

(3) In the event of any difference of opinion among the members of the Committee at the time of any interim decision, the opinion of the majority shall prevail but where there is no such majority the opinion of the Chairperson shall prevail.

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(4) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Committee may act, notwithstanding the absence of any member of the Committee, and no order made by the Committee shall be invalid by reason only of the absence of any member during any stage of the proceeding,

Comment:

The section lays down the procedure to be followed by the Child Welfare Committee in regard to transaction of its business at its meetings.

Sub-section (2) provides that a child in need of care and protection may be produced before an individual member of the Committee for being placed in safe custody even when meeting is not being held.

The decisions of the Committee will be by majority opinion and when there is no majority opinion, the opinion of the Chairperson shall prevail.

As provided under sub-section (4), no order of the Committee shall be invalid only because of the reason that any of its members was not present during any stage of the meeting.