Ministry of Women and Child Development

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2133
TO BE ANSWERED ON 04.08.2016
Data on child trafficking cases

2133. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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

(a) whether the Ministry has taken steps to disaggregate data for children who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation from the overall numbers in the yearly crime in India reports published by the NCRB; and

(b) whether the Ministry would take steps to make data available on cases of ‘child trafficking’ registered under the Immoral Traffic(Prevention) Act, 1956 and if not, the reasons therefor?

Answer
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI KRISHNA RAJ)

(a) As reported by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) , data is collected on the cases of buying of minors for prostitution (Section 373 IPC), selling of minors for prostitution (372 IPC), procuration of minor girls (section 366A IPC), importation of girls (below 18 years) from foreign country (section 366B IPC) and cases under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 on calendar year basis for ‘Crime in India’ report.

(b) The NCRB has started collecting data on cases of child trafficking reported under various sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 using the revised Performa of ‘Crime in India’ under crimes against children since 2015.