Section 60 – Contribution by parents – Juvenile Justice Act

(2) The competent authority may direct, if necessary, the payment to be made to poor parent or guardian by the Superintendent or the Project Manager of the home to pay such expenses for the journey of the inmate or parent or guardian or both, from the home to his ordinary place of residence at the time of sending the juvenile as may be prescribed.

The competent authority may order the parent or the person who is liable to maintain the juvenile or child to contribute to the expenditure incurred by the Children’s Home or the Special Home on the maintenance of the said juvenile or child, as the case may be.

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Sub-section (2), however, provides that where the parent or guardian of the juvenile or child are poor and not in a position to contribute to the expenses incurred by the Children’s Home or Special Home on maintenance of the said inmate, the competent authority may not only exempt them from payment of contribution but may also order the Superintendent or the Project Manager of the Children’s Home or the Special Home to pay journey-expenses of the inmate or parent/guardian, or both from the place of such Home to the ordinary place of residence of the inmate, at the time when the inmate is leaving the institution, i.e.. Home on his being discharged or released.