Online Tracking System Portals for Missing Children

Online Tracking System Portals for Missing Children

A new web portal has been launched by the Women and Child Development Department. Through this web portal people can get information about missing children in the nation. Two web portals namely Khoya Paya and Track Child have been started simultaneously to find missing children in any state across the country.

Launch Date

On 5th of January, Friday 2018, the web portals have been launched by the Department of Women and Child Development. A bunch of stakeholders have joined the initiative to implement the Track Child Portal.

Features of the portals

  • Khoya Paya portal is a part of Track Child. Basically the former is the citizen’s portal of the later. That means while the Track Child is for the officials and such, Khoya Paya is completely citizens’ portal. The
  • Since 2012, January 1st to 28th December 2017, total 2, 80,561 missing cases were filed across the nation. Among which 2, 02,877 children have been found and cases were solved through such online portals.
  • Other Child care facilities like toll free helpline number 1098 is been started as well. The number can be dialled from any phone, from any part of the nation. The child or any adult on behalf of the child can dial the number if he/she is in trouble.
  • Another child care benefit has been started by the Railway department. In almost every platform there is a child help desk where children can be rescued and also rehabilitated through the Railway Ministry. Children who are in difficult times or situations will be rescued through child help desk.
  • There are 412 locations in the nation where CHILDLINE, the toll free number for the child care has been situated. Along with that 33 Child Help Desks have been set up in Railway Platforms across the country.

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Stakeholders

Home Affairs Ministry, Juvenile Justice Board, State Government & Union Territories Administration, Railway Ministry, National Legal Service Authority and Child Welfare Committees and so on are the leading stakeholders in the implementation of these portals and other child care benefits in India.

How it works

  • For the Track Child portal, the police officials can register with the portal and check or update the track of missing children. For the citizens they can search for the missing children by their names on the portal.
  • For the Khoya Paya portal, citizens can log in to the portal to know the progress of their files cases. People can also upload picture of the child who are abandoned.

Conclusion

The ministries are keen to provide a better life to the children who are abandoned or not in favourable situation. These portals will be one of the many steps taken towards the Child Care Initiatives in India.

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