Impact of National Child Labor Policy ‘on Child Labors of West Bengal

Type Working Paper - Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Title Impact of National Child Labor Policy ‘on Child Labors of West Bengal
Volume 5
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 321-328
Child labour is an insensitive practice which not only annihilates the joy of childhood but it furthermore restrains the access to education and eventually weakens ability to work personality and creativity. In spite of holding a strong stand by ILO and other international organizations worldwide and legislation made by almost all the country of the world high incidences of child work are prevalent. The main push factor is evidently linked with poverty. A child, who is in the age group of below 14 years of age and is economically active, is classified as =child labour‘ in India (Article 2.3). In the developing country like India the involvement of children in regular household activities, agricultural activities are very common phenomena and this ultimately directs the poorer households to push their children to act as child labour in exchange of their education. In pursuance of the child labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 and the National Child Labour Policy, the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) scheme has been implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment since 1987. Due to lack of convergence with other development initiatives the coverage of child labour under NCLP does not show impressive result.

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