GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Women and Child Development

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 312
TO BE ANSWERED ON 17.11.2016
Special Police to Tackle Child Prostitution

312. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

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

(a)  Whether the Ministry is cognizant of the fact that over 1.2 million children are involved in the practice of child prostitution in the country;

(b)  Whether the Ministry has received several directions from the Hon’ble Supreme Court on the issue of child prostitution, if so, the details thereof; and

(c)    The steps taken by the Ministry to adhere to the direction issued by the Supreme Court, including the setting up of a Special Force to tackle child prostitution and making village panchayats a key instruments in tracking children?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)

(a)  to (c): The information is being collected and will be laid on the Table of the House.