Child Labour

From a rights based perspective, the UPSCPCR considers that there can be no excuse for existence of child labour and violation of children’s rights. There can be no distinction between child labour and child work, or hazardous labour and non-hazardous labour. The definition of ‘child labour’ must encompass children working for the families in their own homes, children in agriculture work, work rendered by girl children and all other forms of work that deprives them of their right to education in a full time formal school.

 

The UPSCPCR calls for a consonance of the between child labour law with the Act on ‘Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education-2009’ that guarantees education as a fundamental right to all children in the 6-14 years age group.