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

New Bill for total ban on child labour

  1. Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment (CLPRA) Bill is pending since December 2012.
  2. The proposed amendments to the Act will for the first time ban employment of children below 14 years in any occupation.
  3. This will bring the law in consistency with the Right to Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009.
  4. The 1986 law prohibits employing children only in certain occupations such as mines, work in hazardous process and with inflammable substances or explosives.