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Power of competent authority to discharge and transfer juvenile or child

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Section:-56 / JJA

Chapter:- Chapter V

The competent authority or the local authority may, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, at any time, order a child in need of care and protection or a juvenile in c conflict with law to be discharged or transferred from one children’s home or special home to another, as the case may be, keeping in view the best interest of the child or the juvenile, and his natural place of stay, either absolutely or on such condition as it may think fit to impose;

Provided that the total period of stay of the juvenile or the child in a children’s home or a special home or a fit institution or under a fit person shall not be increased by such transfer.