Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Child Labour Act


Children in distress

October 16, 2020 9:23 am

With pandemic sharpening inequalities, more are being forced into child labour, being trafficked. Government must act.

In wake of Covid-19, Supreme Court seeks rules to curb child labour

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.

Justice delivery system is begging for total overhaul, says Justice Ranjan Gogoi

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.

LabourMin plans health & occupational safety regulator for factories

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.

Hungry For Homework

May 16, 2015 12:16 am

Without better quality schooling, attempts to curb child labour can only go so far.

‘Due to problems of poverty, children allowed to help parents after school’

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.

Child labour rules likely on Cabinet agenda

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.

Govt set to ban employment of children less than 14 years; regulate adolescent workers

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.

17 child labourers rescued from Rajkot factory

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.

NAC second term a mixed bag as policy issues get stuck

November 09, 2013 1:42 am

The NAC had submitted drafts of two new legislation during its current tenure.