Meeting Organised On 03-12-2020 to Control Child Labour in Rajasthan
Jaipur, December 3
A meeting to effectively check and control Child Labour in the State
was organised today in RSLDC Seminar Hall, Jaipur which was chaired by Dr. Neeraj K. Pawan,
Secretary, Labour and Employment, Government Of Rajasthan. In the meeting, various
departments like Child Rights , Education, Child Welfare Committee etc. and related Non-
Governmental Organisations's (NGO) representatives etc. along with officials of Labour
departments took active participation and deliberate upon Child Labour issue in Rajasthan.
In the meeting all concerned departments were directed to take coordinated
and effective action to check and control child labour. In respect of which
Prateek Jhajharia, Labour Commissioner, Rajasthan suggested to develop a “Whatsapp Group”
at District level , comprised of Official from all concerned departments who are directly
responsible for participating in pre rescue, during rescue and post rescue operations related to
child labour and of NGO members etc. This suggestion was accepted and Secretary, Labour and
Employment directed that this measure should be implemented on priority basis, so that
necessary action on child labour complaint/information can be taken promptly. The issue
related to inward and outward migration of child labour from and to the respective States
(Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat etc.) was decided to be raised at higher level with
respective State Governments.
Related departments were directed to ensure rehabilitation of released child labourers
as per existing rules. The District Education officer was directed to provide information, of
children who are continuously absent from schools for 30 days, when schools are in operation,
to the District Child Labour Nodal Officer. Along with this NGO representatives were told to
provide accurate information related to child labour so that prompt and effective action can be
taken. Child Right department officials were directed to check issue of Child Beggars with active
participation of NGOs.
During the course of meeting, Secretary directed the Dharampal Singh ,
Divisional Joint Labour Commissioner, Jaipur to take swift action , with coordination of
concerned departments and NGOs etc., for the rescue of child labourers in Jaipur. In
compliance of this direction, joint teams conducted rescue operations in various areas of Jaipur
city which resulted in rescuing of 37 child labourers and filing of F.I.R's against the employers.
The Divisional Joint Labour Commissioner, Jaipur assured of taking similar and continuous
action on rescue of Child labour in future also.