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1st March 2016, 09:53 AM
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Re: Child Labour Minimum Age

Child Labour is the Practice of Having Children engage in Economic Activity, on part or -time Basis.

Minimum Age Limit for Child Labour is 14 years The Mines Act of 1952: The Act prohibits the employment of children below 18 years of Age in a Mine.

The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986:

The Act prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in hazardous occupations identified in a list by the law.

No Child Below the age of 14 years shall be Employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in Any other hazardous employment (Article 24);

The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age six to 14 years. (Article 21 (A) .

The State shall Direct its policy towards securing that the health and strength of workers, men and women and the tender age of children are not abused and that they are not forced by economic necessity to enter vocations unsuited to their age and strength (Article 39-e);

Children shall be given opportunities and facilities to develop in a healthy manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity and that childhood and youth shall be protected against moral and material abandonment (Article 39-f);
The State shall endeavour to provide within a period of 10 years from the commencement of the Constitution for free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of 14 years (Article 45).

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