As the world observes the day against child labor, the National Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (NCPCR) is celebrating Child Labor Elimination Week from June 12 to June 20 this year in order to pay attention to the problem of child labor and find ways to eradicate it.
The celebration will be held at 75 venues as part of India’s 75th Independence Anniversary Celebrations – “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” in different districts.
In this regard, rescue operations will take place in 75 places where children are involved in labor, scrap metal and automobile markets across the country.
This will be initiated with the assistance of authorities such as the State Commission (SCPCR), District Authorities, Child Protection Committee, DLSA, Child Line, Police/SJPU, Department of Labor and other stakeholders.
For these rescue operations, virtual meetings via video conference have been held with DMs, heads of SCPCRs, DLSAs, SJPUs, LabourDeptt., Childline and other stakeholders to discuss the rescue operations process at lead by them during Child Labor Elimination Week.
Over 800 officials from 18 States/UTs participated in the meetings.
The NCPCR has developed a draft Child Labor Rescue and Post-Rescue SOP incorporating all the provisions of the various child labor laws that are applicable in these cases. An effort has been made to simplify the understanding of the process provided for the investigation and rehabilitation of child victims of child labour.
In addition, the Commission is in the process of creating a separate child labor link for their rescue and rehabilitation process in the NCPCR’s Balswaraj portal.
The National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR) was established by the Government of India as a statutory body under Section 3 of the Children’s Rights Protection Commissions Act 2005. Child (CPCR) to deal with the protection of the rights of the child and related rights. Questions.
Section 13(1) of the Commissions for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (CPCR) Act 2005 has provided for certain functions to ensure that the rights of children are protected, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.
In addition, the Commission has also been mandated to monitor the implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE) and the Prevention of Sexual Offenses Against Children Act 2009. , 2012.