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The Child Labour Prohibition Bill 2014

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 The Child Labour Prohibition Bill 2014

(The earlier version of this bill was discussed at two National Consultation at Chennai organized by Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation, Campaign Against Child Labour – Tamil Nadu and Centre for Child Rights And Development with the drafting assistance of D.Geetha, Advocate. Several Social Organisation and experts participated in this Consultation with their comments.)

 PART – I

 PRELIMINARY 

  1. Short title, extent and commencement                                                                                                                            
  • This Act may be called the Child Labour Prohibition Act – 2014
  • It extends to the whole of India
  • The Provisions of this Act shall come into force immediately on receiving the Presidents assent and the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette. Some parts may come into force within 120 days and 365 days.
  • The purpose of this Act is to prohibit employment of all children upto 18 years in all forms of employment and Right to Free, Compulsory, Quality and Equitable Education upto 18 years or 12th, 
  1. Definitions:
  • “Appropriate government”
  • “Child”
  • “Child Labour”

 Child Labour means –

   “Child Labour Prohibition Officer” means the officer appointed under Section 6

  • “Committee”
  • “Compensation
  • “Employer”
  • “Establishment”
  • “Factory” 
  • “Family
  • “Fund
  • “Inspector”
  • “Occupier”
  • “Rehabilitation”
  • “Reparation”
  • “Restitution”
  • “Workshop”

PART II

 PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN AND RIGHT TO SCHOOL EDUCATION 

  1. Prohibition of employment of children:

PART – III 

  1. Right to Free, Compulsory, Quality and Equitable Education 

PART – IV 

AUTHORITIES 

  1. Child Labour Monitoring Committee:– 
  • District Task Force Committee:- 

 (4) The functions of the District Task Force shall include      

  1. Child Labour Prohibition Officer(s) – Block Level (Panchayat Union, Municipality or Municipal Corporation) 
  • Powers and Functions of Child Labour Prohibition Officer
  1. Inspector (s) for Prohibiting Child Labour 
  • The Inspectors shall have the power

PART – V

PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES

  1. Penalties 

PART – VI 

RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN EMPLOYMENT WHEN THE CHILD LABOUR PROHIBITION BILL 2014 COMES INTO FORCE 

  1. Rights of the Child in Employment when the Child Labour Prohibition Bill 2014 comes into force       

PART – VII

REMEDIES AND RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WHEN VIOLATIONS BY THE STATE AND EMPLOYER OCCUR AFTER THE ACT IS NOTIFIED 

  1. The Child Labour Prohibition Act 2014 having ratified some of the major HR instruments
  1. Rights of Children 

 

PART – VIII 

MISCELLANEOUS 

  1. Children engaged in working in home-based and family led Establishment 
  1. Disputes as to Age: 
  1. Display of notice containing the prohibition of employment of children 
  1. Procedure relating to offences – 
  1. Child Labour Rehabilitation- Cum- Welfare Fund/Account: 
  1. Grants and loans by the Central Government 
  1. Power to make rules: 
  1. Rules and notifications to be laid before Parliament or State Legislature – 

 

  1. Certain other provisions of law not barred –
  1. Amendment of Act 11 of 1948 –
  1. Amendment of Act 69 of 1951 –
  1. Amendment of Act 44 of 1958 –
  1. Amendment of Act 27 of 1961 – 
  1. Amendment to Factories Act 1948-
  1. Power to remove difficulties –

The Non-Negotiable for Samacheer Kalvi

  1. Repeal and savings –

Contact Address:

Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation (HRF)

No.54, LDG Road, Little Mount, Saidapet, Chennai – 600 015, Ph: 044-22353503, Fax:22355905, email:humanrightsadvocacyandreseach@gmail.com, hrf@md3.vsnl.net.in

 

Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL – TN & PY)
Plot No.106, MGR Nagar, 100 Feet Road,  Puducherry – 605 004, Phone: 0413 2266741