Commissioner of Labour

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986

The Act aims clearly at prohibiting the employment of children below 14 years of age. It specifically prohibits the employment of all childrenunder the age 14 in specified hazardous occupations and processes. It prohibits employment of children in 16 occupations and 65 processes considered hazardous to the health and psyche of the child. The Act also regulates industries where children are permitted to be employed and has put strong penalties for employers flouting the law with monetary fines and punishment such as imprisonment. Family units and training centers are not included in the purview of the Act. Penalty for violation of the Act could range from three months to one year of imprisionment with a fine of र 10,000/- to 20,000/-

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