Website to track missing children

Jun 09, 2012 11:29 | Poltics

The Government of India, Ministry of Women & Child Development, New Delhi has developed the National Website on Missing Children Tracking System (MCTS) to assist with tracking of missing children. The Website will not only have data on missing children but it will also have live database to monitor the progress of the children in the child care institutions. NIC will be developing Software Recruitment Specifications for creating a uniform MCTS System, which will be replicated in those states where there is no system for tracing missing children and it will also undertake a gap analysis of various existing systems to develop bridging software to link it up with the National Portal.  Govt. of India has decided to implement the project initially on a pilot basis in the Union Territory of Chandigarh and in this regard a meeting was organized by Director Social Welfare on 8th June, 2012 at U.T. Guest House under the Chairmanship of Home Secretary-cum-Secretary Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration. The meeting was attended by the Police Authorities, Child Welfare Committee, Child Help Line, Youth Technical Training Society and officials of Chandigarh Child and Women Development Corporation. A team headed by Dr. Gautam Bose, Dy. Director General/NIC, Dr. S.S. Singh, Technical Director/NIC and Dr.Subrata Roy Gupta, Scientist/NIC demonstrated and discussed in detail  implementation of National Web Portal on Missing Children Tracking System.

Sh Anil Kumar, Secretary Social Welfare addressed all the participants to follow the procedure as directed by the team of NIC, New Delhi.  The team of Govt. of India, Ministry of Women & Child Development will also organize a training programme on 20th June, 2012 to impart necessary training to the functionaries of Police Personnel, Child Help Line, SARA, Incharges of various Homes, Members of Juvenile Justice Board and Child Welfare Committee.