Good News, but this peace of law in my opinion is not going to very effective, unless government and social agencies try to find the real cause (illiteracy, our population and of course poverty)of child labour, how we can secure child rights for every children’s and how we all can eliminate the cause of child labour. I just hope and pray that this law will work out, so that beautiful India can get rid of this child labour curse. Child labour is a curse for society and every citizen should help the government abolish this curse form society for ever.
NEW DELHI A tighter ban on child labor in India was to come into force Tuesday prohibiting employers from hiring children to work in their homes as maids, or in restaurants and hotels as low-paid waiters.
There was some confusion about how the amendment to current legislation would be enforced, with critics pointing out that the existing legislation is already poorly adhered to. Official figures suggest that there are at least 12 million children working in India, although activists say the real figure is closer to 60 million.
The government announced the amendment to the Child Labor Prohibition and Regulation Act – which bans the employment of children under 14 in “hazardous” jobs – earlier this year, extending the definition of what constitutes hazardous to include domestic workers and workers in hotels, restaurants and roadside cafés. Anyone found breaking the law faces a maximum punishment one year’s imprisonment and a 20,000 rupee, or $425, fine.