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84 child labourers rescued since 2010 in district

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, January 31, 2013
First Published: 21:40 IST(31/1/2013) | Last Updated: 21:42 IST(31/1/2013)

The district administration has rescued 84 children below 14 years of age since 2010, who were doing menial jobs, and issued 134 challans in this regard for violation of Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act-1986.

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Deputy commissioner GK Singh conducted a meeting of officials of different departments and urged them to implement the provisions of the Act strictly.

The DC said that strict action would be taken against those who employ children as labour. He said that they would continue raids at hotels, dabhas, vendors, workshops and business places to check this menace.

He urged all departments to cooperate in eradicating child labour. He also urged residents to cooperate with the administration by not employing children below 14 years of age as domestic help.

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