With a view to tackle the menace of human trafficking, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has undertaken a number of measures such as:
Administrative measures and interventions
Anti Trafficking Cell (ATC): Anti-Trafficking Nodal Cell was set up in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) (CS Division in 2006 to act as a focal point for communicating various decisions and follow up on action taken by the State Governments to combat the crime of Human Trafficking. MHA conducts coordination meetings with the Nodal Officers of Anti Human Trafficking Units nominated in all States/UTs periodically.
Advisories: To improve the effectiveness in tackling the crime of human trafficking and to increase the responsiveness of the law enforcement machinery, MHA has issued following comprehensive advisories to all States/UTs:
- Advisory for preventing crime of human trafficking date 9.9.2009.
- Advisory on crime against children dated 14th July, 2010.
- Advisory on missing children dated 31st January, 2012.
- Advisory on Preventing and Combating cyber crime against children dated 4.1.2012.
- Advisory on Human Trafficking as Organised Crime dated 30th April, 2012.
- Advisory on Preventing and combating human trafficking in India-dealing with foreign nationals dated 1.5.2012.
- SOP to handle trafficking of children for child labour dated 12.8.2013.
- Advisory on MHA Web Portal on Anti Human Trafficking dated 5.5.2014.
- Advisory dated 23.7.2015 for associating SSB and BSF in crime meetings.
These advisories/SOP are available on MHA's Web Portal on Anti Human Trafficking at www.stophumantrafficking-mha.nic.in
Ministry of Home Affairs' scheme : Ministry of Home Affairs under a Comprehensive Scheme â€œStrengthening law enforcement response in India against Trafficking in Persons through Training and Capacity Building, has released fund for establishment of Anti Human Trafficking Units for 270 districts of the country.
Strengthening the capacity building: To enhance the capacity building of law enforcement agencies and generate awareness among them, various Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops on â€œCombating Trafficking in Human Beings for Police officers and for Prosecutors at Regional level, State level and District level were held throughout the country.
Judicial Colloquium: In order to train and sensitize the trial court judicial officers, Judicial Colloquium on human trafficking are held at the High court level. The aim is to sensitize the judicial officers about the various issues concerning human trafficking and to ensure speedy court process. So far, eleven Judicial Colloquiums have been held at Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha.