In a bid to completely eradicate the social evil of child labour from the State, the Punjab Government launched a dedicate campaign to nab the offenders who are still engaging the children below 14 years of age in hazardous activities.
Under child and adolescent labour (prohibition and regulation) Act 1986 the State Government has constituted district level task force. This task force will comprise of the members from labour department and Health Department, Social Security Department, Women and Child Development Department, Education Department and Police Department. This team will jointly conduct surprise checks over the suspicious business units in a particular district. This task force is also mandated to immediately act upon the complaints received from different corners and to act as per the surveys conducted by NGO’s on child labour.
Punjab State Government is providing given basic education and skill development training to the rescued children. The department has opened 97 schools for these rescued children in 3 districts under national child labour project.