We everyday came across many children who is selling goods in metro station, station areas, red light area etc and we often say how painful their life is. Yes! their life is painful and who wants to work at such a age. The degradation is menace and we need to curb it. Seeing this, Government of India has taken steps to eliminate child labour.
To eliminate child labour.
- Targeted group of children who are below 14 years of age.
- Occupations and processes listed in the Schedule to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986.
- Occupations & processes, which adversely affect their health and psyche.
- Child Labour Rehabilitation– Child labour special schools are to be set up by encouraging voluntary efforts for imparting formal/non-formal education and pre-vocational/craft training. The children in the centres will also be provided with supplementary nutrition, stipend, health care services, etc.
- Awareness Generation- The awareness program is also implemented by our Government. For this purpose an enhanced budgetary provision amounting upto Rs. 1.25 lakhs per year has been earmarked in respect of each NCLP(National Child Labour Project)
- Stipend- The monthly stipend of Rs.100/- per month per child will be disbursed only after the child is successfully mainstreamed into formal schooling system.
- Nutrition- The amount for provision of nutrition to the children in the special schools has been doubled from Rs. 2.50/- per child per day to Rs. 5/- per child per day.
- Health Component- An amount of Rs. 5,000/- per month for one doctor for every 20 schools has been provided to put in place an institutionalized mechanism for regular and periodical effective health care of the children by a doctor.
- Vocational Training: Budgetary provision of Rs. 5,000/- for one Master Trainer for each NCLP has been provided to hire the services of a Master Trainer for each NCLP.
How to Apply:
- Project is required to be implemented through a registered society under the Chairmanship of the administrative head of the district namely, District Magistrate/Collector/Dy. Commissioner of the district.
- Members of the society may be drawn from concerned Government Departments, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, NGOs, Trade Unions, etc.
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