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This Act may be called the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986


Contents News/Article Date: 20th April 2023

Relating to which Act: The Child Labour & Adolescent Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) 1986 (Central Act No. 61 of 1986)

Penalty under the Act: 10. Persons who may file complaint. – Any person who may file a complaint under the Act for commission of any offence include school teachers and representatives from school management committee, child protection committee, Panchayat or Municipality, who shall be sensitized to file complaint, in the event that any of students in their respective schools is employed in contravention to the provisions of the Act.

  1. Manner of compounding offences. – (1) An accused person, –

       (i) who commits an offence for the first time under sub-section (3) of section 14; or

       (ii) who being parent or a guardian, commits an offence under the said section, may file an      application to the District Magistrate having jurisdiction for compounding the offence under sub-section (1) of section 14D.

Applicable to which State: All the States covered by the Child Labour Act 

Type: Statutory register under section 11 of the Act

Pertains to: The State Government, to ensure that the children and adolescents are not employed or permitted to work in any occupation or process in contravention to the provisions of the Act, through appropriate measures,

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And in this instance: Prohibition of Employment of Children in Certain Occupations and Processes

Prohibition 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 set forth in Part B of the Schedule is carried on: Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to any workshop wherein any process is carried on by the occupier with the aid of his family or to any school established by, or receiving assistance or recognition from, Government.

Maintenance 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 inspection by an Inspector at all times during work hours or when work is being carried on in any such establishment showing:

(a)    the name and date of birth of every child so employed or permitted Lo work; (b) hours and periods of work of any such child

(b)    hours and periods of work of any such child

(c)     the nature of work of any such child

(d)    such other particulars as may be prescribed


Subject: (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, other than Part IJI, shall came into force at once, and Part Ill shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different States and for different classes of establishments.


Attached is the format of the statutory register to be maintained


Child Labour Maintenance of Register FORM-A

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