PROJECT ON “STRENGTHENING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE IN INDIA AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS THROUGH TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING”:
The Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs, in association with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has initiated a two year project for training of Law Enforcement Officers on human trafficking in four States, namely Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. A Project Steering Committee has been constituted for steering, guiding and monitoring of the project. Through a series of training programmes, the project will raise the awareness of Law Enforcement Officers (police & prosecutors) on the problem of human trafficking and further build up their capacity to better investigate the crime and prosecute the offenders perpetrating such crime. A few Anti Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) are also proposed to be developed or strengthened at the state level in the selected states under this project. The primary role of an Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) casinotions.com would be law enforcement and it would liaise with other concerned agencies for care & rehabilitation of victims.
NODAL CELL FOR MONITORING ACTION TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
The Ministry of Home Affairs has set up a Nodal Cell for dealing with matters relating to trafficking in human beings. The Cell is inter alia responsible for collecting and analyzing the data related to trafficking from the State Governments/UT Administrations, identifying problem areas and analyzing causes for their being source/transit/destination areas, monitoring action taken by the State Governments/UT Administrations for combating the crime and organizing co-ordination meetings with the nodal Police Officers of States/UTs.
LINK : Anti Trafficking Cell Ministry of Home Affairs , Government of India