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Uttar Pradesh to legislate to tackle human traffic

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Published on 6 July 2016 7:52 PM GMT

Uttar Pradesh to legislate to tackle human traffic
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Lucknow: In the wake of curbing human trafficking and especially sexual slavery, Uttar Pradesh government will soon pass a law along the lines of Chhattisgarh that keeps placement agencies under its ambit.

Under the new law, the placement agencies boasting a valid licence from the respective government authority only will be allowed to provide jobs to women. The agencies will have to provide the complete details of the woman it is sending for a job.

UP to have law on the lines of Chhattisgarh

  • On the lines of Chhattisgarh, the Akhilesh Yadav government in UP has decided to formulate Private Employment Agencies (Regulation) Act for curbing the cases of human trafficking
  • The decision was taken last year during a meeting of the state advisory committee helmed by the Principal Secretary (Home)

Eight members working committee to make a proposal

  • Eight members working committee has been formed by the Principal Secretary (Labour) to keep a check on the human trafficking in the state
  • The members of the committee will include Principal Secretary (Home) or its representatives, Principal Secretary (Women & Child Welfare) or its representatives and Principal Secretary (Labour) from Chhattisgarh or its proposed representatives.
  • Labour Commissioner and Additional Labour Commissioner (child labour), Kanpur headquarters will be the Member Secretary of the committee
  • Representatives of the UNICEF Lucknow and Shaktivahini Sansthaa will be among the members of the committee
  • Working committee will have to present a proposal within two months

About the law in Chhattisgarh

  • Placement agencies could provide jobs only to adults
  • Placement agencies will have to submit the complete details of woman who are moving outside the state for job
  • Owners of the placement agencies would have to face up to seven years imprisonment and Rs one lakh fine for not following the rules

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