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‘Sub: F.No.2-8/2015-CP Government of India Ministry of Women & Child Development poe Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi -110001 Dated: 16'* November, 2015 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Writ Petition (Civil) No.56/2004 filed by Prajjwala Vs. UOI & Ors in Supreme Court-Constitution of a Committee for preparing a Comprehensive Legislation on Trafficking regarding. The undersigned is directed to refer to Cabinet Secretariat's I.D. No.293/1/3/2015- CAV dated 12% November, 2015 conveying its approval to constitute a committee comprising following members under the Chairmanship of Secretary, WCD for preparing a comprehensive legislation along with details and mode of working, The Committee will submit its report in six months from the date of its constitution. The details of composition of committee is as follows:- * Secretary or their representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, M/o Women & Child Development, M/o Labour & Employment, M/o External Affairs, M/o Overseas Indian Affairs, M/o Health & Family Welfare and D/o Legal Affairs * Member-Secretary, National Commission for Women * Member-Secretary, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights * Principal Secretary/Secretary of Deptt. of WCD/Social Welfare from State/ UT Govt. of West Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Odisha. Representative from National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), Mr. Ravi Kant, Shakti Vahini (New Delhi) Ms, Sunita Krishnan, Prajwala (Andhra Pradesh) Mr. Ajit Singh, Gudia Sansthan (Varanasi-UP) Mr. Roop Sen, Sanjog (Kolkata) Dr. P.M. Nair, Chair-Professor, TISS, Mumbai 2. The Terms and Reference of the committee will be as follows: * To study the various Acts/Legislations under the purview of different Ministries/Departments relating to various aspects of trafficking. * To consider the gaps in the existing legislation, from the point of view of prevention, pre-rescue, rescue, post-rescue and rehabilitation aspects. * To Strengthen victim protection protocol so as to ensure that victims are treated as victims not as offenders. * To draft a comprehensive legislative framework covering all aspects of trafficking, as may be considered necessary. * To provide for adequate shelter homes for the rescued victims. = To prepare a comprehensive policy for law enforcing agencies, including for lady police officers for handling the victims of trafficking. 3. This issues with the approval of Cabinet Secretary. GC (Gari Sinha) Under Secretary to the Government of India samir.sinhal2@nic.in Tel: 23388513 To, All Members of the Committee. Copy to: 1. Sh. Rajeev Kr. Jain, US, Cabinet Secretariat w.r.t. 1,D. No. 293/1/3/2015-CAV dated 12.11. 2015 for information. 2. PS to Minister, WCD 3. PS to Secretary, WCD —