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Government Of Assam Home & Political

Child Trafficking

Anti Human Trafficking Units (AHTU) have been created and operationalized in all district of  Assam to effectively combat crimes related to trafficking of persons especially women and children. Out of the 35 Numbers of AHTU’s, 10 nos of  AHTUS’s have been provided with funds by MHA. These along with NGOs, Social Welfare Department, Health Department, Labour Department, VDPs’etc.work as a team for gathering intelligence and follow up cases for Combating child trafficking. These AHTUs are functioning with the existing manpower. However, some fund has been provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs Govt. of India to these AHTUs. The district Superintendents of Police have been instructed to effectively monitor the functioning of these AHTUs. The district SPs have also been instructed to take the help of the NGO, civic society, Panchayat members, VDP, Govt. agencies, UNICEF etc. to prevent crimes and also to identify vulnerable areas from where such cases are reported frequently and to take necessary action with synergy among the stakeholders.

  1. A Crime against Women Cell is set up at CID organization in the year 1994. The Cell supervises and monitors cases of atrocities against Women and Children related issues.
  2. A Task Force was set up by the government to study the entire gamut of the problem and suggest remedial measures. Follow up action has been initiated by various Govt. Departments on the recommendations suggested in the Final Report submitted by the Task Force. In this Context, a Coordinating Body of the Task Force was also set up to supervise the follow-up actions that have been taken by various GOvt. Departments/Offices. The said body also convened meeting with various Govt. Departments/ Offices/ NGOs in this regard.
  3. All District of Assam except Charaideo have Anti Human Trafficking Units to effectively combat crimes related to trafficking of persons especially women and children. These along with NGOs, Social Welfare Department, Health Department, Labour Department, VDPS etc work as a team for gathering intelligence and follow up cases for combatting child trafficking. The District Superintendent of Police has been instructed to effectively monitor the functioning of these AHTUs.
  4. The District Superintendent of Police have also been instructed to take the help of the NGO, Civic society, Panchayat Members, VDP Government, UNICEF etc. to prevent crimes and also to identify vulnerable areas from where such cases are reported frequently and to take necessary action with synergy among the stakeholders.
  5. The Superintendent of Police is regularly alerted in case there is any situation of natural calamities like flood, cyclone and communal/ ethnic riot/ violence where a mass community is displaced, making children and women more vulnerable to human trafficking.
  6. A nationwide coordination has been evolved with the initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. In this regard, a senior Police Officer of all the States is designated as the Nodal Officer to deal with the matter of Human Trafficking. All the State Nodal Officers are maintaining close coordination in order to maintain quick response in case of rescue operations etc. from various parts of the country.
  7. An SOP in vernacular Assamese language has been prepared by CID Assam and circulated among the field officers for their guidance in such cases.
  8. Dial 100 facility has been established to receive information and to respond to information relating to crimes including crime against women in the Guwahati City area.
  9. Dial 100 facility has been established to receive information and to respond to information relating to crimes including crime against women in the Guwahati City area.
  10. Cyber Training Lab of CID Assam has been detecting cyber-related crimes against women and belonging the culprits to task.
  11. 'Track Child' - a government of India programme is being implemented in the State to trace out missing children.