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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 here.

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.



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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CHILD LABOUR

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 the Act,

(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 Government.

(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 or processes.

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

ORDER

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:­
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(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

(Chitra Chopra)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
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


(Source: labour.nic.in)

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National Authority for Elimination of Child Labour

(To be published in the Gazette of India, Part I Section II)
No.Z-19011/5/94-CL
Government of India
Ministry of Labour
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New Delhi, dated 26-9-1994

RESOLUTION

Keeping in view the provision as laid down in the Constitution of India with
regard to prohibition of employment of children in hazardous employments, the
ILO standards concerning employment of child labour and the need for
systematic action to progressively eliminate child labour altogether, the
Government of India has decided to constitute a National Authority for
elimination of Child Labour. Pending creation of an autonomous statutory body
for the purpose, it has been decided to constitute the Authority as under:-
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 - Member
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
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The Functions of the National Authority for Elimination of Child Labour will be:-
(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.

ORDER

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.

(S.GOPALAN)
Secretary to Government of India
To
The Manager,
Government of India Press,
Ring Road, Mayapuri Industrial Area,
New Delhi.

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