Hon’ble Minister Labour & Employment ,Bandaru Dattatreya speaks about India’s ratification of child labour conventions

Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of Labour & Employment, during the 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva, speaks on India’s historic ratification of fundamental ILO conventions on child labour.

Date issued: 15 June 2017 | Size/duration: 00:04:04

India has ratified both ILO conventions on Child Labour, Convention 138 - Minimum age to employment and Convention 182- Worst forms of child labour. This landmark step confirms India’s “commitment to a child labour free society”. Ratification means that almost all children in the world are covered by Convention No. 182, while coverage of Convention No. 138 jumps from 60 per cent of the world’s children to 80 per cent. On this historic occasion, Bandaru Dattatreya speaks with ILO at Geneva as to what the Indian government plans as a way forward in implementing these two ratified conventions.