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Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     19 October 2007



As per the information received from the State/UT Governments, 67,691 prosecutions have been launched against the offending employers during the period 1997-98 to 2005-06 under the provisions of Child Labour(Prohibition & Regulation) Act.

Government is implementing the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme in 250 districts of 20 states of the country for the rehabilitation of children withdrawn from hazardous occupations. Under the scheme, these children are put into special schools where they are provided with accelerated bridging educations, vocational training, mid-day meal, stipend and health care facilities etc. Under the scheme, at present, 3.43 lakh children are enrolled in the special schools and 4.57 lakh children have already been mainstreamed into formal education system since the inception of the scheme.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Labour and Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

MLD:LK:L-108(Over 67 thousand…..Child Labour Act)(22.8.07)

Courtesy: PIB


 2 Replies

Suresh C Mishra (advocate)     11 September 2009

 That after the judgement of  Hon'ble supreme Court in M.C. Mehata Case , the compliance machinary under the Child Labour Act , 1986 became effective and its working has sent a message to society at large that the employment of children is punishable and if any one employs a child will have to face the compensation of Rs . 20,000 and prosecution which also imposes a penaulty of Rs. 10,000 only and intotal it makes responsible to the employer to pay Rs 30,000/ around .

Another aspect of this process also enlightening the guardians to enjoy the benefit and also to send boys to school to be a good citizen of India .

The implementation machinary has to work honestly  in this field and the connivance of the employers and the responsible officer may ruin the object of the direction of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India .

JANAK RAJ VATSA (ADVOCATE)     13 April 2012

we should not leave this aspect of prosecution with the government machinery only but it is the duty of all citizens of this country to join in this onerous task so that the underpriviledged children are drawn into the main stream and are enabled to become responsible citizens of india. failure to do so, the results can be frightening. this is a crusade which has to be carried on.

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