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National Child Labour Project


The National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme. Under this Scheme the District Project Societies (DPS) are set up at the district level under the Chairmanship of the Collector/District Magistrate for overseeing the implementation of the project.

Under this Scheme, the children in the age group of 9-14 years are withdrawn from work and put into NCLP Special Training Centres, where they are provided with bridge education, vocational training, mid-day meal, stipend, health care etc. before being mainstreamed into formal education system.  The children in the age group of 5-8 years are directly linked to the formal education system through a close coordination with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Further, to ensure the effective enforcement of the provisions of the Child Labour Act and smooth implementation of NCLP Scheme, a dedicated online portal named PENCiL (Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour) is developed in order to make the NCLP successful through better monitoring and implementation ensuring the timely disposal of work with transparency.

Under this Scheme, funds are provided directly to the District Project Societies who in turn engage and allocate the funds to NGOs/Voluntary Agencies/Civil Societies Organisation etc. for running of Special Training Centres.  The Grant-in-Aid released during 2018-19 under the NCLP Scheme, State-wise is given at Annexure-I.

ANNEXURE-I

Grant Released under NCLP Scheme State-wise during 2018-19 is as follows:                         

 (Rupees in lakh)

Sl. No.

Name of  State

 2018-19

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

309.46

  1.  

Assam

1109.45

  1.  

Gujarat

99.41

  1.  

Haryana

234.66

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir

56.14

  1.  

Karnataka

184.23

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

514.34

  1.  

Maharashtra

106.19

  1.  

Odisha

138.62

  1.  

Punjab

256.88

  1.  

Rajasthan

319.46

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

878.53

  1.  

Telangana

204.56

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

1420.72

  1.  

West Bengal

1896.90

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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