NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK IS A SHAKTI VAHINI INITIATIVE
The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha that as per 2001 census, the total number of working children between the age group 5-14 years in the country was 1.26 crore. However, as per NSSO survey 2009-10, the working children are estimated at 49.84 lakh which shows declining trend. Under Section 3 of the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986, prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in 18 Occupations and 65 Processes. Any person who employs a child in any occupation or process where employment of children is prohibited under the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, is liable for punishment with imprisonment for term which shall not be less than 3 months but which may extend to one year or with fine ranging from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.20,000/-. States/UT Governments are appropriate Government for implementation of the Child Labour(Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 in the areas comes under their jurisdiction . As per the available information State-wise prosecution launched during 2010 & 2011 is as per Annexure-I. The Minister was replying to a written question whether it is a fact that some State Governments could not prevent the increasing number of child labour and whether Government has instructed the State Governments to take stringent action against those who violates Child Labour Act; and the State-wise details thereof and the total number of casesbooked under this act last year?
State-wise data on Prosecution
No. of Prosecution
|Andmn&Nico I. U.T.||NA||NA|
|Dadra & Nagar H. U.T.||NA||NA|
|Daman & Diu U.T.||Nil||Nil|
|Jammu & Kashmir||22||42|