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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
31-August-2012 13:38 IST
Central Advisory Committee on Combating Trafficking
A Central Advisory Committee on combating trafficking has been constituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Meeting of the Central Advisory Committee was held on 24th May, 2012 at New Delhi. The Committee recommended, inter alia, that the National Institute of Public Cooperation & Child Development should look into their module for Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and see how the Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) course module can be integrated within this, and/or ask the CWCs to enroll in the IGNOU course, promoting possibility of child testifying through video conferencing so that children are not required to be physically present during every sitting during judicial proceedings, greater focus on inter-state coordination in handling trafficking issues as also collaboration at various levels and developing institutional mechanism particularly against child trafficking, and strengthening prevention measures through capacity building of key stakeholders at all levels etc. There was also a need to focus on collaboration at various levels and develop institutional mechanisms for monitoring against child trafficking. The Ministry has initiated follow up action on the recommendations as appropriate.

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.