With its aim to abolish child labour, Ministry of Labour and Employment is promoting ‘The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 which has come into force from September 1 2016.
The act ensures:
- Complete ban on employment below the age of 14 years.
- Child labour is now a cognizable offence.
- Adolescents (14 to 18 years) prohibited to work in hazardous occupation/processes.