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Name: Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 (No. 35 of 2016).
Country: India
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons; Hazardous child labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2016-07-30
Entry into force:
ISN: IND-2016-L-105989
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India PDF of Act PDF of Act (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2018-02-13)
Abstract/Citation: Makes some major amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 by:
- Amending the Long Title;
- Amending section 2 concerning definitions of "Adolescent" and "Child";
- Amending section 3 concerning Prohibition of employment of children in any occupation and process;
- Inserting a new section 3A concerning prohibition of employment of adolescents in certain hazardous occupations and processes;
- Making minor amendments to sections 4-13;
- Amending section 14 concerning penalties for violations of the Act;
- Inserting new sections 14A (offences to be cognizable), 14B (Child and Adolescent Labour Rehabilitation Fund), 14C (Rehabilitation of rescued child or adolescent), and 14D (Compounding offences);
- Inserting new sections 17A (District Magistrate to implement the provisions.) and 17B (Inspection and monitoring);
- Amending consequentially section 18;
- Amends the list in the Schedule.
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