Chandigarh, June 19 – Under a campaign being conducted by Labour Department, Haryana to eradicate child labour from the State, 150 commercial establishments or their owners have been served challans for violating Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act-1986 and 160 children of below 14 years of age have been rescued.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Labour Department would continue to carry out the campaign till June 20. Under this campaign, 13 different commercial establishments in district Sirsa had sofar been served challans and 21 children have been rescued. He said that 15 children from Sirsa, five from Dabwali and one from Ellenabad have been rescued from child labour. He said that two teams have been constituted for conducting surprise raids in the state.He said that teams have also been constituted at district and sub divisional level comprising concerned Sub Divisional Officer, Executive Magistrate, Tehsildar and officers of Social Justice and Empowerment Department. Apart from organizing awareness camps, every day surprise checks were also being conducted by these teams in their respective areas. Information about Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act was being given to representatives of brick kiln owners, industries, hotels, dhabas and other commercial establishments.