Workshop on child labour held
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 11: The Department of Labour and Employment today kicked off an orientation training workshop on Child Labour at a local hotel here. The workshop shall conclude on October 14.
The workshop is being organised in consultation with V V Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), government of India. The workshop is aimed to address the problems of child labour particularly migrant child labour from different parts of the country towards their rehabilitation through National Child Labour Projects and other development measures to ensure the rights of the children.
Inaugurating the four-day training-workshop, Shahid Inayatullah, Labour Commissioner, said the prevention of the practice of employing children and rehabilitation of child labour has attained priority with Government of Jammu and Kashmir, through the Labour Department. He said that steps are underway to eradicate child labour primarily emanating from slum-dwelling migrant populace.
He stated that in order to ensure the welfare of Building and Construction Workers, Government of J&K, constituted J & K Construction Workers Welfare Board, in 2007. Welfare Schemes have been framed, which include relief in cases of injuries, death and disability, providing for education and marriage of construction workers’ children etc. He expressed gratitude to VVGNLI for initiating such training programmes which would go a long way in strengthening the efforts of the J & K Government.
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