Child labour Bill will be cleared in next
Parliament session: Minister
The Hindu Business Line August 25, 2015
The BJP government
at the Centre missed doing so in this Lok Sabha session, but it
is certain it will pass the Bill for a total ban on child labour
in the next session of Parliament, according to Union Labour
Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.
calls for a stringent complete ban on employment of children
below 14 in any form, in any industry. Further, it disallows
children aged 14-18 from working in hazardous areas.
The Bill could not
be brought up during the monsoon session, which was a near total
washout, said Dattatreya at a Roundtable on Smart Cities and
Stakeholders here on Tuesday.
The Union Minister
said his aim is to turn Hyderabad into a slum-free city. There
is also an urgent need to curb issues like child labour, he
?I will take up
these issues with both the Telangana government and the Centre,?
he told the session organised here on Tuesday by the Foundation
for Future Cities.
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