What is National Child Labour Project? Platform for Effective Enforcement (Important) (Download PDF)

()

Download PDF of This Page (Size: 350.24 K)

Union Ministry launched the Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) Portal at the National Conference on Child Labour organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Image of PENCIL Portal

Image of PENCIL Portal

Image of PENCIL Portal

  • PENCIL is an electronic platform involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil society, and the public in achieving the target of child labour free society.

  • One in every 10 children is involved in child labour in India and is not able to lead a normal life during his childhood.

  • Government plans to eradicate child labor in five years.

  • One of the initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of eliminating child labour by the year 2025

PENCIL Portal

The PENCIL Portal (pencil. gov. in) has various components:

  • Child Tracking System

  • Complaint Corner

  • State Government

  • National Child Labour Project and Convergence

All the components are linked centrally. The portal will allow the nominated District Nodal Officers (DNOs) to receive complaints and within 48 hours check the genuineness of the complaint and if necessary take rescue measures in coordination with police. 7 states/UTs have appointed the DNOs.

Success of PENCIL Portal requires one month’s special awareness drive in the country, even at block levels for everyone to act in the direction of elimination of child labour.

Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Preventing Child Labour

  • Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the enforcement of legal framework against child labour creates a reference for trainers, practitioners and monitoring agencies for complete prohibition of child labour and protection of adolescents from hazardous labour leading to Child Labour Free India.

  • SOPs will help in implementation of the schemes in an effective manner on the ground with proper guidance.

  • For the first time they provide for prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of children in the central rules and institutional set up at the district level in the form up district task force.

Background on Child Labor

{"chart":{"plotBackgroundColor":null,"plotShadow":true,"backgroundColor":"transparent","width":600},"title":{"text":"Working Children"},"tooltip":{"pointFormat":"{series.name}: {point.y}"},"credits":{"enabled":false},"xAxis":{"type":"category","categories":["2004","2006","2008","2010","2012"],"title":{"text":"Year "}},"yAxis":{"type":"linear","title":{"text":"Per 1,000 Persons"}},"plotOptions":{"series":{"allowPointSelect":true,"cursor":"pointer"}},"legend":{"floating":false,"backgroundColor":"white","borderColor":"silver","borderWidth":1,"shadow":true,"align":"right"},"series":[{"type":"line","name":"Boys ","data":[56,49,37,26,23],"colors":[{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#7cb5ec"],[1,"rgb(48,105,160)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#434348"],[1,"rgb(0,0,0)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#90ed7d"],[1,"rgb(68,161,49)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#f7a35c"],[1,"rgb(171,87,16)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#8085e9"],[1,"rgb(52,57,157)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#f15c80"],[1,"rgb(165,16,52)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#e4d354"],[1,"rgb(152,135,8)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#2b908f"],[1,"rgb(0,68,67)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#f45b5b"],[1,"rgb(168,15,15)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#91e8e1"],[1,"rgb(69,156,149)"]]}],"dataLabels":{"enabled":true,"style":{"color":"black"},"connectorColor":"silver"}},{"type":"line","name":"Girls","data":[41,33,24,18,15],"colors":[{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#434348"],[1,"rgb(0,0,0)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#90ed7d"],[1,"rgb(68,161,49)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#f7a35c"],[1,"rgb(171,87,16)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#8085e9"],[1,"rgb(52,57,157)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#f15c80"],[1,"rgb(165,16,52)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#e4d354"],[1,"rgb(152,135,8)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#2b908f"],[1,"rgb(0,68,67)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#f45b5b"],[1,"rgb(168,15,15)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#91e8e1"],[1,"rgb(69,156,149)"]]},{"linearGradient":{"x1":0,"y1":0,"x2":1,"y2":0},"stops":[[0,"#7cb5ec"],[1,"rgb(48,105,160)"]]}],"dataLabels":{"enabled":true,"style":{"color":"black"},"connectorColor":"silver"}}]}
Created with Highcharts 6.0. 2YearPer 1, 000 PersonsWorking Children5656494937372626232341413333242418181515BoysGirls200420062008201020121020304050602010Girls: 18
  • For overall development of children, the employment of children under the age of 14 years is not allowed under the law for any occupation and for the children between 14 - 18 years, the employment is not allowed in occupations that are harmful to their physical and mental health.

  • India ratified the two Core Conventions of International Labour Organization (ILO), Convention 138 regarding admission of age to employment and Convention 182 regarding worst forms of Child Labour in June 2017, which shows our commitment to a child labour free nation.

  • Due to short-term economic and social constraints, the income from child labour may appeal to be good, but in the long run, it is not so as children do not reach their full potential.

National Child Labour Project (NCLP).

  • Central sector scheme launched in in 1988 for rehabilitation of child labour.

  • Calls for special schools and rehabilitation centers for rehabilitation of child laborers into mainstream formal schooling system.

  • Centers also provide non-formal education, vocational training, supplementary nutrition, and stipend to children withdrawn from employment.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 2, 2017

Schemes & Proj.

Monthy-updated, fully-solved, large current affairs-2018 question bank(more than 2000 problems): Quickly cover most-important current-affairs questions with pointwise explanations especially designed for IAS, CBSE-NET, Bank-PO and other competetive exams.