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Name: Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 (No. 61 of 1986).
Country: India
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons; Hazardous child labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1986-12-23
Entry into force:
ISN: IND-1986-L-27803
Bibliography: A Manual of Labour Laws, 1990, Lal J, Law Publishers (India), Allahabad, India, 12th ed., Vol. 1, Part 5, pp. 1-13
Industrial Law, 1997, P.L. Malik, Eastern Book, Lucknow, India, 17th ed.
India Code India Code Ministry of Law and Justice, Governement of India (consulted on 2005-04-07)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 30 of 2001 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 30 of 2001 (consulted on 2018-02-13)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Labour and Employment, India List of Hazardous Occupations and Processes in Schedule as updated to Notification No. S.O. 2469(E) of 8 October 2010 List of Hazardous Occupations and Processes in Schedule as updated to Notification No. S.O. 2469(E) of  8 October 2010 (consulted on 2013-07-25)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to prohibit the engagement of children in certain employments and to regulate the conditions of work for children in certain other employments. It applies to children under the age of fourteen years. It prohibits their employment in several listed trades, including work connected to railroads and ports. Within trades where children may work, the Act fixes the hours of work, forbids night work, provides for a weekly day of rest, and specifies basic health and safety requirements. The Schedule to the Act sets out the processes and occupations in which it is forbidden to employ children under the age of 14 years. This list is periodically amended by the Child Labour Technical Advisory Committee.

Part I - Preliminary
Part II - Prohibition of Employment of Children in certain Occupations and Processes
Part III - Regulation of Conditions of Work of Children
Part IV - Miscellaneous

Schedule A - Occupations
Schedule B - Processes
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