Government to ban employing children aged below 14 - August 28, 2012

The Union Cabinet has approved to amend Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Currently the act specifies that children below the age of 14 can be employed in non-hazardous industries.

The Union Cabinet has approved to amend Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Currently the act specifies that children below the age of 14 can be employed in non-hazardous industries. However after a proposal was put forward to enforce a complete ban on employing children below the age of 14, the Cabinet has decided to approve it. The amended act will additionally define adolescents as children within the age bracket 14-18 and will mandate the right to compulsory and free education for children within the age bracket 8-15.

Source: www.financialexpress.com, August 28, 2012. “Govt nod to complete ban on employing kids up to 14 yrs of age”

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