Missing children across the country on Track Child and KhoyaPaya

• Track Child and KhoyaPaya National Tracking System for Missing & Vulnerable Children

The Ministry of Women and Child Development Ministry had entrusted National Informatics Centre (NIC) to develop a national portal TrackChild which not only have data on ‘missing’ children but it also have live database to monitor the progress of the ‘found’ children who are availing various services in different Child Care Institutions (CCIs) under the ICPS and the JJ Act.

TrackChild portal has been designed and developed adhering to the guidelines provided in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and Model Rules 2007 and the provisions laid down in the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). One of the tasks entrusted under ICPS to the State Governments is the setting up of a child tracking system which will facilitate data entry and matching of missing and found children, and also enable follow up of the progress of children who are beneficiaries of the Scheme. Thus, proper monitoring and welfare of the children under the Scheme would also be ensured through the portal. The Homes, Child Welfare Committees are being equipped with computers; staff etc. to facilitate data entry of the children under ICPS.

TrackChild portal provides an integrated virtual space for all stakeholders & ICPS bodies which includes Central Project Support Unit (CPSU), State Child Protection Society/Units and District Child Protection Units (DCPU), Child Care Institutions (CCIs), Police Stations, Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs), etc. in the 35 State/UTs. It also provides a networking system amongst all the stakeholders and citizens to facilitate tracking of a “Child in distress”. It requires data entry and updating at various levels such as Police stations, Child Care Institutions (CCIs)/Homes, Shelters, Child Welfare Committees, and Juvenile Justice Boards etc.
The Software also provides facilities for mapping of vulnerable locations, i.e. those which have a large number of children reported missing, so that corrective action can be taken in these areas. Monitoring by senior officers of the action being taken by the Police to trace the missing children has also been streamlined through the software.
So far, MWCD with the assistance of National Informatics Centre (NIC) have completed training on the use of TrackChild software for Police officials and ICPS functionaries in 35 States/UTs. Need based trainings are conducted as per requests received from States. NIC has also designated its nodal officers to provide technical help to 35 States/UTs. TrackChild nodal officers have also been appointed by departments of WCD by States/UTs.

• For more details visit at :  http://trackthemissingchild.gov.in/trackchild/index.php   and   http://khoyapaya.gov.in/mpp/home

Missing children across the country on Track Child and KhoyaPaya

The details of missing children across the country (as reported by the police on TrackChild portal) during the last three years, State/UT-wise is as follows:

No. of Children missing across the country during last three years on KhoyaPaya(2nd June 2015 to 21st December 2018) Track Child
S. No. Name of the State/UT No. of Cases Missing Children
1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1 130
2. Andhra Pradesh 47 2970
3. Arunachal Pradesh 1 23
4. Assam 16 2145
5. Bihar 85 3221
6. Chandigarh 130 335
7. Chhattisgarh 5 8451
8. Dadar Nagar Haveli 0 0
9. Daman & Diu 23 49
10. Delhi 82 22605
11. Goa 24 63
12. Gujarat 12 37063
13. Haryana 241 3252
14. Himachal Pradesh 26 377
15. Jammu and Kashmir 3 12
16. Jharkhand 19 278
17. Karnataka 46 14970
18. Kerala 9 2310
19. Lakshadweep 0 0
20. Madhya Pradesh 36 32925
21. Maharashtra 58 8283
22. Manipur 0 0
23. Meghalaya 0 361
24. Mizoram 0 13
25. Nagaland 2 0
26. Odisha 75 3589
27. Puducherry 0 4
28. Punjab 90 1778
29. Rajasthan 29 3273
30. Sikkim 0 199
31. Tamil Nadu 39 7234
32. Telangana 45 1355
33. Tripura 01 32
34. Uttar Pradesh 151 1158
35. Uttarakhand 06 7946
36. West Bengal 30 25275
37. Unspecified 96 0
Total 1428 191679

The details of children tracked and found during the said period using Khoya-Paya web portal, State/UT wise is as follows:

No. of Children tracked and found on KhoyaPaya(2nd June 2015 to 21st December 2018)
S. No. Name of the State/UT’s No of Cases Closed
1 Andaman & Nicobar 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 68
3 Arunachal Pradesh 0
4 Assam 3
5 Bihar 23
6 Chandigarh 9
7 Chhattisgarh 1
8 Dadra Nagar Haveli 0
9 Daman & Diu 7
10 Delhi 361
11 Goa 14
12 Gujarat 0
13 Haryana 133
14 Himachal Pradesh 11
15 Jammu & Kashmir 2
16 Jharkhand 7
17 Karnataka 265
18 Kerala 0
19 Lakshadweep 0
20 Madhya Pradesh 4
21 Maharashtra 9
22 Manipur 0
23 Meghalaya 0
24 Mizoram 0
25 Nagaland 1
26 Odisha 18
27 Puducherry 0
28 Punjab 33
29 Rajasthan 9
30 Sikkim 0
31 Tamil Nadu 3
32 Telangana 6
33 Tripura 1
34 Uttar Pradesh 1973
35 Uttarakhand 0
36 West Bengal 45
37 Others 2822
Total 5828

The Ministry has been regularly informing regarding the initiative through various media platform including Print, Radio and Social media. The Ministry had also publicized the initiatives on the walls of some villages in collaboration with IFFCO.

This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr. Virendra Kumar in a written reply in Lok Sabha on 28th December 2018.

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