(19th Apr 2015 – The Hindu) Total Ban on Child Labour is a must
A TOTAL BAN ON CHILD LABOUR IS A MUST : SATYARTHI
- Census 2011 – India has over 4 million working children.
- (2008 -12)
– 45,269 cases of child labour reported
– Only 7% (3,394) reached conviction
Child Labour Amendment Bill, 2012
|What the Bill provides||Amendments Mr. Satyarthi wants|
|1||Child labour is prohibited in only select industries identified as hazardous.||All forms of child labour should be prohibited upto the age of 14.|
|2||No adolescent shall be employed in hazardous occupations/processes||<18 yrs., No child should be employed in the worst forms of child labour, such as begging and prostitution.|
|3||6 months - 2 yrs jail & fine of Rs. 20000 - 50000||/\ period od imprisionment & fine amount.|
|4||Only employers who violate the law are to be held accountable.||Enforcement aganecy employees should also be held responsible if children are found working in their jusridiction.|
|5||Doesn't specify that it is non - bailable.||Child Labour must be made a cognisable & non-bailable offence.|
|6||No provision for Rehabilitation.||Rehabilitation should be made an integral part of the law.|
Art. Ref. : A total ban on child labour is a must: Satyarthi – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a-total-ban-on-child-labour-is-a-must-satyarthi/article7117824.ece
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