Child Rights – POSCO, Child Labour Laws, NAPC, etc.

Cabinet clears changes to Child Labour Act

  1. Children below the age of 14 allowed to work in select ‘non-hazardous’ family enterprises.
  2. The prohibition on child labour would not apply if they were helping the family in fields, forests and home-based work after school hours or during vacations.
  3. Child right activists, however, have opposed the move, saying the proposal could be used to deny education to the girl child.
  4. Family businesses have been given a wide definition and cover any job, profession, or business performed primarily by family members.