COMMITTEES AND ADVISORY BOARD ON CHILD LABOUR
In terms of the Provisions of Section 5 of the Child
Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986, further occupations
and processes may be added to the Schedule of the Act as per the recommendations
of the Child Labour Technical Advisory Committee
(CLTAC). The Committee consists of a Chairman and nine
other Members appointed in terms of Child Labour (Prohibition &
Regulation) Rules. The Composition of the CLTAC may be seen by clicking
Besides, CLTAC, a high level National
Authority for Elimination of Child Labour has been constituted
under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Labour Minister to lay down
policies and programmes for elimination of child labour, particularly,
in hazardous employments. The Authority is also expected to coordinate
implementation of child labour related projects of various Ministries/Departments
of the Central Government. Composition of the Authority may be seen
by clicking here.
In addition, a Central Advisory Board
on Child Labour has also been constituted to review the
implementation of the existing legislations and suggest measures for
welfare of working children. Current Composition of the Board may be
seen by clicking here.
Finally, in order to monitor the functioning of the NCLPs,
a Central Monitoring Committee has
been formed. The Committee sees the overall supervision, monitoring
and evaluation of the National Child Labour Projects. It is set up under
the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment with
representative of State Governments and concerned Ministries/Departments.
The composition of the Committee may be seen by clicking here. The State
Governments have also been advised to set up State Level Monitoring
Committees similar to the Central Monitoring Committee to monitor functioning
of National Child Labour Projects in their States.
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CHILD
The Child Labour Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has
been set up in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of the Child
Labour (prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986. As per Section 5 of
(i) The Central Government may, by notification in the
official Gazette, constitute an advisory committee to be called the
Child Labour Technical Advisory Committee (hereinafter in this section
referred to as the Committee) to advise the Central Government for the
purpose of addition of occupations and processes to the Schedule.
(ii) The Committee shall consist of a Chairman and such
other members not exceeding ten, as may be appointed by the Central
(iii) The Committee shall meet as often as it may consider
necessary and shall have power to regulate its own procedure.
(iv) The Committee may, if it deems it necessary so to
do, constitute one or more sub-committees and may appoint to any such
sub-committee, whether generally or for the consideration of any particular
matter, any person who is not a member of the Committee.
(v) The term of office of, the manner of filling casual
vacancies in the office of, and the, allowances, if any, payable to,
the Chairman and other members of the Committee, and the conditions
and restrictions subject to which the Committee may appoint any person
who is not a member of the committee as a member of any of its sub-committees
shall be such as may be prescribed.
2. The Committee was first constituted on 03.08.1987
and last reconstituted on05.02.1996.
3. The Committee consists of a Chairman and nine other members. All
the members of the committee are technical experts, majority from medicine,
except for the JS, In charge of Child Labour Division in the M/o Labour.
4. At present, the composition of the committee is as follows:
1. D.G., Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi-Chairman.
2. Add!. D.G., Health Services, Govt. of India, New Delhi-Member
3. D.G. FASLI, M/o Labour, Mumbai - Member
4. Director, National Institute of Occupational Health - Member
5. Director, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow-Member
6. Director, Ballabh Bhai Patel Chest Institute, New Delhi-Member
7. Director, Paediatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi -Member
8. Director, Medical Services, Tamilnadu -Member
9. Director, Medical Services, Uttar Pradesh -Member
10. Joint Secretary/Incharge of Child Labour Division -Member
5. As of now, a total of 13 occupations and 57 processes
have been included in the Schedule to the Act and Section 3 of the Act
prohibits employment or work of a child in any of these occupations
6. The Last addition in the list of occupations/processes in the Schedule
was effected vide Gazette notification dated 10.05.2001.
7. The last meeting of the Committee was held on 25.04.2002.
2. The Child Labour Cell of the Ministry of Labour will function as
the Secretariat of the Monitoring Committee.
The Scheme for National
Child Labour Projects (NCLP)
F.No. H- 11013/3/98-CL Government of India Ministry of Labour
New Delhi, the 30th December, 1998
The Scheme for National Child Labour Projects
(NCLP) provides for a Central Monitoring Committee for the
overall 'supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the National Child
Labour Projects. It has, therefore, been decided to constitute a Central
Monitoring Committee for NCLP with the following composition:
(i) Secretary, Ministry of Labour - Chairperson
(ii) Secretary, Women and Child Development Department,
Government of Andhra Pradesh - Member
(iii) Labour Secretaries of the States of Bihar, Gujarat,
Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa,
Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal - Members
(iv) Joint Secretary, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource
Development - Member
(v) Financial Advisor, ,Ministry of Labour - Member
(vi) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment - Member
(vii) Joint Secretary, Women and Child Development - Member
(viii) Director, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida - Member
(ix) Joint Secretary, Child Labour Cell - Member Secretary
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India
All the Members of Monitoring Committee
Copy to :
(i) . PS to L.M.
(ii) PPS to Secretary(Labour) " (iii) PS to Add!. Secretary(Labour)
(Chitra Chopra) Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India
National Authority for Elimination of
(To be published in the Gazette of India, Part I Section
Government of India
Ministry of Labour
New Delhi, dated 26-9-1994
Keeping in view the provision as laid down in the Constitution
of India with
regard to prohibition of employment of children in hazardous employments,
ILO standards concerning employment of child labour and the need for
systematic action to progressively eliminate child labour altogether,
Government of India has decided to constitute a National Authority for
elimination of Child Labour. Pending creation of an autonomous statutory
for the purpose, it has been decided to constitute the Authority as
1. Ministry of State for Labour - Chairman
2. Secretary, Ministry of Labour - Member
3. Secretary, Expenditure, Ministry of Finance - Member
4. Secretary, Department of Women Child - Development, Ministry of Human
Resource Development - Member
5. Secretary, Department of education, Ministry of Human Resource Development
6. Secretary, Ministry of Textile - Member
7. Secretary, Ministry of Welfare - Member
8. - Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development - Member
9. - Secretary, Department of Health, Ministry of Health - Member
10. Secretary, Department of Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare - Member
11. Secretary, Ministry of I&B - Member
12. Director Incharge of Child Labour Ministry of Labour - Member Secretary
The Functions of the National Authority for Elimination of Child Labour
(I) To lay down the policies and programme for elimination of child
labour particularly in hazardous employments.
(II) To monitor the progress of implementation of programmes, project
and Schemes for elimination of child labour.
(III) To co-ordinate implementation of child labour elimination related
projects of the various sister Ministries of the Government of India.
Ordered that a copy of the Resolution be communicated
to all the Members.
Ordered also that the Resolution be published in the Gazette of India
for general information.
Secretary to Government of India
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