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Preamble
[61 of 1986] lna-1 An Act to prohibit the engagement of children in certain employments and to regulate the conditions of work of children in certain other e...
1Short title, Extent and Commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. (2) It extends to the whole of India. (3) The provisions of this Act, ot...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, - (i) "appropriate Government" means, in relation to an establishment under the control of the Central Gov...
3Prohibition of Employment of Children in certain occupations and processes
No child shall be employed or permitted to work in any of the occupations set forth in Part A of the Schedule or in any workshop wherein any of the processes ...
4Power to amend the schedule
The Central Government, after giving by notification in the official Gazette, not less than three months' notice of its intention so to do, may, by like noti...
5Child labour technical advisory committee
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, constitute an advisory committee to be called the Child Labour Technical Advisory Co...
6Application of Part
The provisions of this Part shall apply to an establishment or a class of establishments in which none to the occupations or processes referred to in Sec. 3 ...
7Hours and Period of work
(1) No child shall be required or permitted to work in any establishment in excess of such number of hours, as may be prescribed for such establishment or cla...
8Weekly Holidays
Every child employed in an establishment shall be allowed in each week, a holiday of one whole day, which day shall be specified by the occupier in a notice ...
9Notice to Inspector
(1) Every occupier in relation to an establishment in which a child was employed or permitted to work immediately before the date of commencement of this Act ...
10Disputes as to age
If any question arises between an Inspector and an occupier as to the age of any child who is employed or is permitted to work by him in an establishment, the...
11Maintenance of Register
There shall be maintained by every occupier in respect of children employed or permitted to work in any establishment, a register to be available for inspect...
12Display of notice containing abstract of secs. 3 and 14
Every railway administration, every port authority and every occupier shall cause to be displayed in a conspicuous and accessible place at every station on it...
13Health and Safety
(1) The appropriate Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for the health and safety of the children employed or permitted to wor...
14Penalties
(1) Whoever employs any child or permits any child to work in contravention of the provisions of Sec. 3 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which...
15Modified application of certain laws in relation to penalties
(1) Where any person is found guilty and convicted of contravention of any of the provisions mentioned in sub-section (2), he shall be liable to penalties as ...
16Procedure relating to offences
(1) Any person, police officer or inspector may file a complaint of the commission of an offence under this Act in any Court of competent jurisdiction. (2) E...
17Appointment of Inspectors
The appropriate Government may appoint inspectors for the purposes of securing compliance with the provisions of this Act and any inspector so appointed shall...
18Power to make rules
(1) The appropriate Government may, by notification in the official Gazette and subject to the condition of previous publication, make rules for carrying into...
19Rules and Notification to be laid before Parliament or State Legislature
(1) Every rule made under this Act by the Central Government and every notification issued under Sec. 4, shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made or ...
20Certain other provisions of law not barred
Subject to the provisions contained in Sec. 15, the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, t...
21Power to remove difficulties
(1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the official Gazette, make such...
22Repeal and Savings
(1) The Employment of Children Act, 1938 (26 of 1938) is here-by repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken or purported to ...
23Amendment of Act 11 of 1948
– In See. 2 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, - (i) for Cl. (a), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely : "(a) 'adolescent' means a person who has...
24Amendment of Act 69 of 1951
In the Plantations Labour Act, 1951, - (a) in Sec. 2, in Cls. (a) and (c), for the word "fifteenth", the word "fourteenth" shall be substituted; (b) Sec. 24...
25Amendment of Act 44 of 1958
In the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958, in Sec. 109, for the word "fifteen", the word "fourteen" shall be substituted. ...
26Amendment of Act 27 of 1961
In the Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961, in Sec. 2, in Cls. (a) and (c), for the word "fifteenth", the word "fourteenth" shall be substituted. ...
SchedulePart A Occupations
Any occupation connected with – (1) Transport of passengers, goods or mails by railway; (2) Cinder picking, clearing of an ash pit or building operation in t...
Part B Processes
(1) Bidi-making. (2) Carpet-weaving. (3) Cement manufacture, including bagging of cement. (4) Cloth printing, dyeing and weaving. (5) Manufacture of matche...
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