Kerala Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2022
The Labour and Skills (E) Department vide notification dated 18th November, 2022 has issued the Kerala Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2022. They shall come into force at once. 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, shall. Arrange public awareness campaigns using folk and traditional media and mass media including television, radio, internet based application and the print media to make the general public, including the employers and the children and adolescents who may be employed in contravention to the provisions of the Act, aware about the provisions of the Act, and thereby discourage employers or other persons from engaging children and adolescents in any occupation or process in contravention of the provisions of the Act; Promote reporting of enterprises or instances of employment of children or adolescents in contravention to the provisions of the Act, by developing and advertising easily accessible means of communication to authorities specified by the State Government; Display to the possible extent the provisions of the Act, these rules and any other information relating thereto in railway coaches, at railway stations, major bus stations, toll plazas, ports and port authorities, airports and other public places including shopping centers, markets, cinema halls, hotels, hospital, Panchayat offices, police stations, resident welfare association offices, industrial areas, schools, educational institutions, court complex and offices of all authorities authorized under the Act; Promote through appropriate method the inclusion of the provisions of the Act in learning material and syllabus in school education; and Promote inclusion of training and sensitization material on the provisions of the Act and the responsibilities of various stakeholders thereto, in State Labor Department, police, judicial and civil service academies, teachers training and refresher courses and arrange sensitization programmes for other relevant stakeholders including, Panchayat members, doctors and concerned officials of the Government.