Delhi: The Government of Asian country is endeavour many measures to combat trafficking.
The new projected legislation on trafficking of persons aims to forestall trafficking of persons, to produce care, protection and rehabilitation to the victims of trafficking.
It legislation also prosecute offenders and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
It envisages institution of well-coordinated institutional mechanisms at District, State and National level for prevention and investigation of offences and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking.
It also provides for confiscation, attachment and forfeiture of properties of persons convicted of offences punishable under the proposed legislation.
In addition, it defines some new forms of trafficking as aggravated or otherwise and proposes the creation of a dedicated Rehabilitation Fund for rehabilitation of victims of trafficking.
The Ministry is implementing the theme of Ujjawala for the bar of trafficking and rescue, rehabilitation, reintegration and repatriation of victims of trafficking. The theme provides for his or her rehabilitation through shelter, food, counselling, medical and legal aid and vocational training, under the Ujjawala scheme, 162 Protective and rehabilitative Homes have been set up which can accommodate up to 8100 trafficked victims.
Besides, the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (ITPA), 1956 supplemented by the Indian Penal Code prohibits trafficking in human beings for the purpose of prostitution and lays down severe penalties for trafficking.
The ITPA, 1956 additionally provides for protecting homes and corrective establishments. The legislation per the requirement is reviewed from time to time. Similarly the theme has AN intrinsic mechanism for periodic analysis.
This info was given by Minister of State for girls and kid Development, Dr.Virendra Kumar back to a matter in Lok Sabha today.