Orientation programme on child labour in Kohima

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/11/2019 11:59:55 AM IST

Kohima District Task Force (DTF) organized an orientation programme on Child Labour and Adolescent Act under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner, Kohima, Anoop Khinchi at DC's conference hall on June 11.

According to DIPR report, DC who chaired the meeting, said that child labour has become an alarming issue not only in the district but throughout the state and country. He said child labour has certain rights, which the concerned stakeholders should see and take action against the employer as per the law.

Project officer, department of Labour, T. Chubayanger presenting on the topic, shared about the present trend of child labour in the district. He said that children upto the age of 18 years were covered under this Child and Adolescent Act. He also highlighted on the “hazardous occupation and process in which adolescents are prohibited to work and children are prohibition to help” and “list of occupations and processes where children are prohibited to help in family or family enterprises”.

In Nagaland scenario, Chubayanger said that the main areas where the maximum numbers of children have been employed were as domestic helpers or at hotel, restaurant and workshop. 

He pointed out that once the ILO rectification come into place there would be a total banned, stating that no children below the age of 14 years should to be employed. 

The house also deliberated on various issues of child abuse, a child who needs care and protection etc and the provisions and law where the child can be taken care off.           

ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa also said that mass awareness on the issue would be required in order to sensitise the people and to come up with proper guidelines.

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