28/02/2015 8:34 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

No Proposal To Legalise Prostitution: Govt

An Indian sex worker dances during a rally in Kolkata on July 16, 2013. Hundreds of sex workers walked in the rally organised by various non-government organisations to demand basic human rights, social protection and their dignity in their profession. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

There is no proposal to legalise prostitution in the country, Government today informed Parliament.

"No, it does not arise," Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said in a written reply in Lok Sabha to a question in this regard.

She, however, said they have implemented a comprehensive scheme for prevention of trafficking and rescue as well as rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of sexual exploitation.

To a separate question, she said 69 complaints of sexual abuse and other irregularities in child care institutions were received by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights between 2011-12 to 2014-15.

Uttar Pradesh alone reported 12 complaints and eight complaints were from Delhi and Haryana.