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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
10-February-2014 15:15 IST
Violence Against Maid Servants

The instances of alleged violence and torture of maid servants in the National Capital and other parts of the country have been reported.

 

As per data of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the total number of cases registered under different provisions of law which come under the generic description of Human Trafficking during the period 2010, 2011 and 2012 were 3422, 3517 and 3554 respectively. State/UT wise details are as following.

 

S. No.

State/Union Territory

Cases Registered

in 2010*

Cases Registered

in 2011*

Cases Registered

in 2012*

1.                   

Andhra Pradesh

633

605

506

2.                   

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

1

3.                   

Assam

103

165

154

4.                   

Bihar

184

218

99

5.                   

Chhattisgarh

25

33

18

6.                   

Goa

17

18

40

7.                   

Gujarat

46

50

63

8.                   

Haryana

57

61

69

9.                   

Himachal Pradesh

4

5

9

10.               

Jammu & Kashmir

4

1

3

11.               

Jharkhand

46

43

43

12.               

Karnataka                 

263

372

412

13.               

Kerala

315

206

220

14.               

Madhya Pradesh

44

94

45

15.               

Maharashtra

360

432

403

16.               

Manipur

0

0

32

17.               

Meghalaya

3

5

7

18.               

Mizoram

0

8

1

19.               

Nagaland

2

2

4

20.               

Orissa

34

35

29

21.               

Punjab

60

50

86

22.               

Rajasthan

96

102

120

23.               

Sikkim

3

1

0

24.               

Tamil Nadu

580

420

528

25.               

Tripura

33

7

0

26.               

Uttar Pradesh

23

48

51

27.               

Uttarakhand

4

3

19

28.               

West Bengal

427

481

549

29.               

A & N Islands

3

3

2

30.               

Chandigarh

3

1

0

31.               

D&N Haveli

1

1

2

32.               

Daman & Diu

6

6

3

33.               

Delhi UT

32

          38

32

34.               

Lakshadweep

0

                0

0

35.               

Puducherry

11

3

4

 

Total

3422

3517

3564

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Includes heads {Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 + Importation of Girls + Procuration of Minor Girls + Buying of Girls for Prostitution + Selling of Girls for Prostitution}

 

There are specific legislations enacted relating to trafficking in women and children (Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, apart from specific Sections in the IPC, e.g. Section 372 and 373 dealing with selling and buying of girls for the purposes of prostitution.

 

With a view to tackle the menace of human trafficking, Ministry of Home Affairs has undertaken a number of measures such as:

 

(i)     Anti –Trafficking Nodal Cell was set up in Ministry of Home Affairs to act as a focal point for communicating various decisions and follow up on action taken by the State Governments. All the States / Union Territory Administrations have nominated Anti Trafficking Nodal Officers who coordinate amount themselves in inter-state trafficking cases.

 

(ii)   Advisories have been issued from time to time to States / Union Territory Administrations for preventing and combating crime of human trafficking.

 

(iii) The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has prepared a training manual on “Human Trafficking-Handbook for Investigators” for sensitizing police personnel and these handbooks are being used in the National, Regional and State Police Training Institutes.

 

In order to safeguard the interest of job seekers, Ministry of Labour & Employment has issued guidelines on 30.10.2013 to the State Governments and Union Territory (UT) Administrations to consider regulation of the functioning of Private Placement Agencies.  States & UTs have been asked in October 2013 to register placement agencies providing domestic workers specifically under Shops & Establishments Act.

 

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

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MV