The Ranchi district administration today proposed to explore job opportunities for the unemployed in the retail sector with an aim to prevent trafficking of innocent persons,who often fall in the trap of middlemen.
“We would like to use human resource by way of providing them employment. We can explore job (opportunities) in the retail sector,” Deputy Commissioner K K Sone said during felicitation of 16 girls,who were trained as “house managers for hotels” after being rescued from the clutches traffickers.
Lauding efforts by Action against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Women (ASTEC) in the rescue of trafficked girls and rehabilitating them,Sone assured
additional funds if the youth were trained in other skills.
Echoing Sone’s proposal,Jharkhand police chief G S Rath said Chamber of Commerce and Industries could be requested if employment could be generated in the retail sector,and efforts should also be made to explore opportunities in the health sector.
Terming trafficking as a horrible crime,Rath stressed on prevention and prosecution of trafficking while protecting and rehabilitating of the rescued persons.
Stating that Ranchi district was included in the Integrated Action Plan,Sone assured additional funds,provided the youth were imparted in training that would help them find their livelihood.
Referring to some rescued girls being trained as security guards and got postings in Kasturba Gandhi Residential School,Sone said the security guards were asked to pursue studies simultaneously so that they could move ahead on the ladder of success.
“We have told the girls (security guards) to teach other girls on self-defence skills so that the children can defend themselves,” he said.
The ASTEC’s Convener,Sanjay Kumar Mishra,said,253 rescued girls were recruited as security guards in schools and private companies in the last few years.