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No proposal to amend Child Labour Act
Mar '08
The Government is not proposing to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 to prohibit all forms of child labour.

Considering the socio-economic conditions of the country and the nature and magnitude of the problem, Government is following a sequential approach of first covering children working in hazardous occupations/processes.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Oscar Fernandes (Independent Charge) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

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