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Child labour


THE CHILD LABOUR (PROHIBITION AND REGULATION) ACT, 1986

An Act to prohibit the engagement of children in certain employments and to regulate the condition of work of children in certain other employments.

Punishment

  • Section 14, The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

(1) Whoever employs any child or Permits any child to work in contravention of the provisions of section 3 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to one year or with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to twenty thousand rupees or with both.

(2) Whoever, having been convicted of an offence under section 3, commits a like offence afterwards, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less that six months but which may extend to two years.

(3) Whoever--

(a) Fails to give notice as required by section 9 ; or

(b) Fails to maintain a register as required by section 11 or makes any false entry in any such register ; or

(c) Fails to display a notice containing an abstract of section 3 and this section as required by section 12; or

(d) Fails to comply with or contravenes any other provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder

Shall be punishable with simple imprisonment, which may extend to one moth or with fine, which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.

  • Section 15, The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

Modified application of certain laws in relation to penalties--

(1) Where any person is found guilty and convicted of and contravention of any of the provisions mentioned in Sub-section (2), He shall be liable to penalties as provided in sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 14 of this Act and not under the Acts in which those provision are contained.

(2) The provisions referred to in sub-section (1) are the provisions mentioned below:--

(a) Section 67 of the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948);

(b) Section 40 of the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1982)

(c) Section 109 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958); and

(d) Section 21 of the Motor Transport workers Act,1961 (27 of 1961).