Mangaluru: Surprise raids to continue scouting for child labourers till Dec 10

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Nov 28: As per the directives of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and as part of the pan India rescue and rehabilitation movement, surprise raids are being carried out on construction sites, hotels, garages, buildings, hotels, apartments, and other institutions for the purpose of releasing and rehabilitating child labourers and juvenile workers working in hazardous and non-hazardous industries across Dakshina Kannada district.

The raids are in progress from November 10 and will go on till December 10.  

Child labour is a social scourge and the Child, Adolescent Labor (Prohibition & Control) Act-1986 makes it mandatory to prohibit the employment of child labour under the age of 14 years in any establishment.

Adolescent workers aged between 15 to 18 years are also prohibited from working in hazardous industries. Also, children aged between 15 and 18 years working in non-hazardous establishments are regulated.

Owners who violate the Act will be fined up to Rs 50,000 and imprisoned for up to 2 years. An FIR will be registered by the police department against the guilty owner.

In the announcement, the Assistant Labour Commissioner has said that the public should call up Childline: 1098, Labour Department's telephone numbers 0824-2435343, 2433132, 2437479 and District Child Labour Planning Association's telephone number: 2433131 if they find that children and adolescents are being employed.




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  • Sudesh pai, Manipal

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    Just check the street vendors highest children working below are 15 years. if you catch them all the NGOs will start crying

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    Narendra Modi, the current Prime Minister of India, was born and raised in Vadnagar town. As a child, Modi is said to have helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    Small children ( not too small) after their school , if they do labour work to earn for their families, what harm is there.??? Poverty everywhere.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    IMHO; in many cases children themselves prefer to work in the absence of being incapable of studies or inability to afford to go to school (for a variety of reasons)! In a way it's better to work and earn a respectful wage than loitering around, begging or stealing, although there could be exception of forced child labour by various powerful persons controlling the child!! Such type of children should be encouraged and provided facilities for part time studies or distance education! BTW; I myself was witness to do many such adolescent boys who used to work during daytime in canteens or small organisations as peons or delivery clerks/boys, and go for llate evening classes , reading in the night under public lights and seen those same young boys grow up to top level positions especially in banks and govt organisations! This was my personal observation in Mumbai, which I am relating while I am not aware of any such hardworking youngsters in Mangalore or surrounding areas! This post of mine does not in any way try to support any form of child labour, and the law of the land has to be enforced!

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  • Arun, Mglore

    Tue, Nov 28 2023

    Till December? What about after that?

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