Trafficking of children for work is a criminal offence

Penalties for employment of children in violation of the Child Labour Act: up to two years of imprisonment and and/or fine up to Rs. 20,000.

Fight indifference

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Report child’s rights violation


  • Pratham PCVC National helpline :79000 89151
  • Childline (24 hours) : 1098
  • Police Department for women and children : 103

Be proactive

  • Don’t buy anything from children
  • Don’t employ children
  • Don’t give alms to children
  • Boycott places (shops, restaurants, dhabas…) where children are working

Employing children as servants in households, eateries, stalls, restaurants and as labourers in hazardous industries is prohibited under the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986.