New Delhi: The city government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan's suggestions for eliminating child child labour from the national capital are "acceptable and workable".
In view of the statement made by the Additional Labour Commissioner of Delhi government, a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw disposed of the NGO's application seeking rescue and rehabilitation of child workers in the city.
The bench said it would be passing a detailed order soon by also taking into consideration the suggestions which include that when a complaint of child labour is filed, immediate action be taken in 24 hours and maximum within three days if the number of workers is large, i.E above 100.
"Currently, complaints are pending for weeks and months, giving ample opportunity to the employers to move the child labour, making the chances of their rescue even more remote," the NGO said in its suggestions.
The NGO, represented by advocate Prabhsahay Kaur, also suggested that investigation should be completed within 45 days from rescue of a child so that necessary formalities for rehabilitation and compensation can be complied with within 45 days of rescue of victim.
It also suggested that an "intensive investigation be conducted by the investigating officer (IO) throughout the chain of trafficking as the data submitted by the labour department suggests that 99 per cent of child labour in Delhi is brought from other states".
The other suggestions include, formulation of schemes "for providing incentives/ scholarships, etc. To children from Delhi who are unable to continue with their education" as well as "for identification, rescue and withdrawal of all child labourers engaged or employed in begging or selling various items at traffic junctions, etc".