Decline in Child Labour


As per 2011 Census, the number of main workers in the age group of 5-14 years in the country is 43.53 lakh which shows a decline from 57.79 lakh as per 2001 Census.

As per the data received from States/UTs the number of prosecution launched under Child & Adolescent Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 during the last three years, year wise and state wise is given at Annexure.   

After strengthening the legislative framework through amendment in Child Labour Act, Government has framed the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2017 on 2.6.2017 which ensures effective enforcement of the provisions of the Act. To provide an enforcement mechanism an online portal PENCIL (Platform for Effective Enforcement of No Child Labour) has been launched by the Ministry of Labour & Employment on 26.9.2017. Ministry has also framed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as a ready recknor for enforcing agencies and other stakeholders.

Under project based action plan Government is implementing the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme for rehabilitation of child labour. Government is also running various awareness generation campaigns for eradication of child labour under the Scheme.

ANNEXURE

Number of prosecution launched under Child & Adolescent Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 during the last three years:


State/UT

No. of Prosecution

2015

2016

2017

Andaman & Nico I.

0

0

0

Andhra Pradesh

1

2

NA

Assam

44

15

NA

Bihar

722

107

NA

Chandigarh    U.T.

11

6

NA

Chhattisgarh

62

8

NA

Gujarat

100

76

34

Haryana

44

14

4

Himachal Pradesh

7

7

1

Jammu & Kashmir

14

12

8

Jharkhand

16

234

86

Karnataka

65

70

99

Kerala

2

1

2

Lakshadweep UT

0

0

0

Madhya Pradesh

182

64

48

Maharashtra

26

62

NA

Meghalaya

8

5

0

Odisha

250

131

64

Puducherry   U.T.

0

0

0

Punjab

333

307

81

Rajasthan*

12

12

NA

Sikkim

0

0

0

Tamil Nadu

26

6

1

Telangana

301

12

NA

Uttar Pradesh*

206

409

NA

Uttarakhand

17

7

NA

West Bengal

22

NA

NA

Total

2471

1567

428


This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


 
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