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"Engaging child labour should be included in poll affidavit"

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

To check the menace of child labour, today suggested in the Assembly that affidavits of candidates in elections should mention whether he or she had employed any

Das also announced that his and Employment Department will make it mandatory for contractors to furnish an undertaking before any work in the department that no child labour would be engaged.

"Can we give an undertaking in our poll affidavits that there is no in our homes? I think we all can give that. If we make it a provision that all officials, contractors, give such undertakings, the problem of can be minimised," Das said.

He said most of child labour are engaged in educated and affluent families as domestic help.

All the MLAs and the officials can declare that there is no child labour at their homes and that way the practice of child labour could be ended, the said.

He also appealed to various residential societies to declare that no child labour is engaged in their flats.

Raising the issue in the House, BJP MLA Gurujyoti Das claimed that 99,511 child labours were there in the state as per 2011 census.

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First Published: Wed, April 04 2018. 19:45 IST