Government Committed to Eliminate Child Labour: Dattatraya

Published: 12th June 2015 10:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2015 10:56 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: India is committed to eliminate child labour as well as to usher in a governance of transparency and accountability, Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatraya said today.

"Government of India is committed to usher in a governance of transparency and accountability...We are committed on the issue of elimination of child labour and are bringing a Bill in the Parliament for a complete prohibition of employment of children below 14 years," an official statement said quoting Dattatraya.

He was addressing the plenary session of the 104th session of ILO 2015 at the assembly hall of the United Nations office held at Geneva.

According to the official statement, Dattatraya further said the Indian government is committed to protect and safeguard the interests of workers and upholding the dignity of labour.

Noting that the government has embarked on a massive mission of skillig India particularly youth to correct and match the demand of skill sets, the minister said,"We look at Make in India as a unique opportunity for job creation for our youth."

He further said that the Indian government has initiated a process of providing an umbrella card to the unorganised sector workers. This move will bring social security coverage for one billion people.

"India believes that poverty eradication and job creation are primary objectives to achieve inclusive growth under the ambit of Sustainable Development Goals in United Nations Framework," Dattatraya said.


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