new Delhi: Concerned about the security of children, Indian Railways have created child hepple decks at 126 railway stations in the country. This Help Desk will ensure the safety and security of the children who have run away from home and have failed to trace the trafficking of illegal or trafficked children. This information was given by the Railway Ministry in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
According to the Ministry, the Ministry of Railways has jointly prepared a SOP with the Ministry of Child Development and National Child Protection Commission. Protocol for children released from illegal trafficking has been made through children and trains found unclaimed on railway stations. In view of the safety and security of children, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has set up child help desk and kiosks at 126 railway stations in collaboration with the Ministry of Railways.
According to the Ministry, representatives of the organizations nominated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in these child help desks and kiosks have been deployed. According to SOP, the responsibility of transferring children, missing or unclaimed children to these centers has been given to two groups. In the first group, the station superintendent, station master, GRP station house officer, RPF inspector, senior section engineer has been included.
According to the ministry, the second group is designed for monitoring within the trains. Including GRP, RPF, Moving Ticket Examiner and TC. Apart from this, the help of GRP is also being taken by the concerned State Railway Safety Force to rescue the children from illegal trafficking and to ensure the safety and security of children at the stations.