New Delhi, July 12: Government will re-introduce a comprehensive Bill to check trafficking of children, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday .
The Bill, as approved by the Lok Sabha , was then sent to the Rajya Sabha for introduction and passing. But, this could not be considered in the Rajya Sabha. Upon dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, the Bill had lapsed.
Government is taking appropriate action for the re-introduction of this Bill by following due procedure.
In a written reply, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 has been drafted by her Ministry in order to deal with issues of various aspects of trafficking of persons, including trafficking of children.
The proposed law aims to prevent trafficking of persons, to provide care, protection and rehabilitation to the victims of trafficking, to prosecute offenders and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, she added. (UNI)