On the subject of safeguarding missing children and tracking them, the Home Ministry in New Delhi has issued a new official memorandum that has the following two points:
The data available in each missing children file should be uploaded to the computer maintained at the police station for this purpose. It will be the responsibility of each I.O. to ensure that efforts made towards tracing the missing children is also uploaded on the computer, which would be linked to national database and via CCTNS, eventually. CCTNS should update it promptly on the proposed ‘Khoya Bachpan’ website.
The SHO/Inspector of the police station will ensure that the computerised record of missing children is maintained up-to-date and same is sent to DCRB and from there to SCRB. The State and District/City Police Control Room/local Police net, Zip Net, www.trackthemissingchild.gov.in should be updated immediately. It would be useful to access data on missing children through other websites maintained by www.childlineindia.org.in and www.stoptrafficking.in to mention a few.