India: Govt. seeks comments on draft guidelines re: child labour

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27 August 2008

Govt. seeks comments on draft guidelines re: Child Labour [India]

Author: Meenakshi, Karmayog [India]

In 2008, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has prepared a Draft Protocol on Prevention, Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Trafficked and Migrant Child Labour. The protocol provides practical guidelines to key stakeholders on crucial issues relating to prevention, rescue, repatriation and rehabilitation of trafficked and migrant child labour. Comments are invited by the Ministry. Send your comments to [email protected]

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23 May 2008

[PDF] Protocol on Prevention, Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Trafficked & Migrant Child Labour [India]

Author: Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India

There is an increasing trend of migration and trafficking of children for labour in different parts of the country…In many of these cases, these children are being trafficked by middle men and agents who are bringing them to the employers. These children work under highly exploitative situations like very long working hours, paltry wages, unhygienic and most difficult working conditions. Such children mostly work in industries like zari making, jewellery units, domestic help, dhabas, tea stalls, etc…Considering the complexity of the problem, a comprehensive multi-pronged approach to this problem is required.

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