National Child Labour Project (NCLP)
Recognizing that child labour is the outcome of multiple cause and has multiple dimensions, Govt. of India enacted legislation (1986) and prepared the National policy on child labour (1987) to tackle the problem with a multi-pronged approach. Implementation of project based plan of action in the areas of high concentration of child labour is one of important pillars of the national policy on the elimination of child labour.
Based on the above the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) was implemented in Dharmapuri District since 28.11.1995 under a registered society. This scheme is functioning under the chairmanship of the District Collector with 100 % funding of Ministry of Labour & Employment and under the monitoring of State Labour & Employment department.
- To eliminate all forms of child labour.
- To contribute to the withdrawal of all adolescent workers from Hazardous Occupations / Processes and their skilling and integration in appropriate occupations.
- Raising awareness amongst stakeholders and target communities, and orientation of NCLP and other functionaries on the issues of child labour and employment of adolescent workers in hazardous occupations / processes.
- Creation of a Child Labour Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting System.
Target Groups :
- All child workers below the age of 14 years in the identified target area.
- Adolescent workers below the age of 18 years in the target area engaged in hazardous occupations / processes. Families of child workers in the identified target area.
Services of the project :
At present, 22 Special Training Centers (STCs) are functioning with 441 children. The child labour belongs to 9 – 14 age groups are being given 6 to 24 months age appropriate training in this STCs from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. in all Govt. working days.
Stories of Success :
- So far, 11767 NCLP children have been mainstreamed into regular school.
- 129 former NCLP children are doing higher studies like MBBS, B.Tech, B.E, M.Sc., B.Ed., PG / UG course, D.T.Ed., ITI and Diploma.
- During 2010-11, Former NCLP student M.Moorthi scored 1123/1200 marks in HSC Exam and during 2014-15, former NCLP student V.Karthik scored 1156/1200 marks in HSC Exam and they are doing MBBS. During 2015-16, former NCLP student P.Siva scored 1148/1200 marks in HSC Exam. During 2016-17, C.Mohanraj scored 1157 marks in HSC. All these students are state topper among NCLP students.
Appreciation and Award :
- Malcolm S. Adiseshiah Award : received by then Dharmapuri district Collector Shri. M.A. Siddique, IAS in the year 2002 for the effective implementation of NCLP.
- The best Collector award and the best Project Director award received by Mrs. P.Amudha IAS and Mr. N. Saravanan respectively in the year 2009 for the effective implementation of NCLP.
- The best Collector award and the best field officer award received by R.Lilly IAS and Mr. M.S.Saravanan respectively in the year 2010 for the effective implementation of NCLP in the district .
- The best Collector award and the best field officer award received by Thiru.K.Vivekanandan,IAS and Mr.D.Saravanan respectively in the year 2012 for the effective implementation of NCLP in the district.
- The best Project Director and best Field Officer Award received by Mr.N.Saravanan and Mr. D.Saravanan respectively in the year 2016 for the effective implementation of NCLP.
- No child below 14 years shall be employed or permitted to work in any of the occupation or processes.
- No adolescent (15-18 yrs) shall be employed or permitted to work in any hazardous occupation or processes.
- If violated above, 6 months to 2 years imprisonment with or without fine of Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 50,000/-
For more information and complaint visit : http://www.pencil.gov.in.
Child help line : 1098 – Toll free Number
Project Office :
National Child Labour Project,
Dharmapuri – 636705.