October 16, 2020 9:23 am
With pandemic sharpening inequalities, more are being forced into child labour, being trafficked. Government must act.
June 09, 2020 4:32 am
“Register contractors, seek list of their employees to ensure no child labour is employed... Only policing won't do...We are the ones who provide them a market since child labour is cheap ...We will have to start with contractors,” Chief Justice.
June 02, 2018 12:52 pm
Justice Gogoi was speaking at the launch of child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Every Child Matters.
September 18, 2015 2:45 am
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.
May 16, 2015 12:16 am
Without better quality schooling, attempts to curb child labour can only go so far.
May 14, 2015 2:21 am
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.
May 12, 2015 1:56 am
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.
June 17, 2014 1:12 am
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.
November 30, 2013 3:53 am
All the 17 boys were from Madhubani district of Bihar and had come to work in the city with their distant relatives.
November 09, 2013 1:42 am
The NAC had submitted drafts of two new legislation during its current tenure.