Justice Gogoi was speaking at the launch of child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Every Child Matters.
Soon after taking office, the NDA government had begun reviewing the Independence-era Factories Act, 1948 and had introduced the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Parliament in August last year.
Without better quality schooling, attempts to curb child labour can only go so far.
Bandaru Dattatreya stressed that NGOs and social activists have approved the provisions that would allow children less than 14 years of age to only help in family and home enterprises, after school hours.
The proposed amendments seek to bar children between ages of 14 and 18 years, who will be termed as “adolescent” from working in hazardous sector.
The move is a significant break given that child labour accounts for nearly 8.5 per cent of the country’s 31.2-crore workforce.
All the 17 boys were from Madhubani district of Bihar and had come to work in the city with their distant relatives.
The NAC had submitted drafts of two new legislation during its current tenure.
Bira and Stoile,who had come to the court along with her baby,were arrested early morning.
The Election Commission of India has directed all recognised political parties to ensure that no child is involved in any election-related activity under the purview of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act,1986
Head of the child rights body advocates need to redefine word ‘child’,’child labourer’ under the Act.
The factory inspector at the cotton ginning factory in Mehsana has asked for the official birth records of the boy who lost his right arm in an accident.
The social security cell of Pune police Crime Branch has rescued 10 child labourers working at well known restaurants in the city on Monday.
The 60,000 housing societies in the Maharashtra will soon have to enforce a set of regulations on various aspects ranging from employment of underage children to having in place a tailor-made disaster management plan.
Unhygienic conditions,violation of Child Labour Act and filthy material being used for preparation of eatables was exposed after teams from the UT Administration inspected five workshops.