India: NCPCR for change in Child Labour Act
Decrying the persistent practice of employing children in various sectors, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) today batted for amendment of the Child Labour Act and for inclusion of adolescent labourers under its purview.
“Despite a series of awareness programmes and various measures, child labour continues to persist in the country as people are making use of the loopholes in the present law. This calls for serious deliberations and an amendment in the law,” Chairperson of NCPCR, Shanta Sinha said.
Reference: DNA India