GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRES QUESTION NO. 1119

TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.11.2016

MEASURES UNDERTAKEN ON PREVENTION OF TRAFFICKING

  1. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

  • Whether adequate measures have been undertaken on Prevention of trafficking at source district/areas;
  • If so whether these measures have been elaborated under the Draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016;
  • If so, under which schemes have measures of prevention been outlines/ addressed; and
  • If so, what measures have been adopted to ensure that adequate budgetary allocations are made, ensuring that these reach the district/village level?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

(SHRIMATI KRISHNA RAJ)

 

  • to (d) Yes Sir. The proposed Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016 has taken adequate measures for prevention, investigation of trafficking crimes at the National, State and District level. The proposed legislation provides for establishment of a National Anti- Trafficking Bureau at the National level exclusively for prevention, investigation, protection of victims of trafficking. At the State level, it provides for a State Police Nodal Officer to be responsible for activities in the prevention and combating human trafficking in the State/UT concerned. For each District or a group of districts, it proposes establishment of Anti-Human Trafficking Units to attend all matters in prevention, rescue, protection and care of victims and for investigation & prosecution of Officers under the Act. It also provides for creation by the Central Government of a fund called the Rehabilitation Fund for the welfare and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking. It also has a provision for interim relief to the rescued victims after taking into consideration of all aspects, including physical, mental trauma and requirements of the victim.

 

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