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Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2012 passed in Rajya Sabha

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 22:12 IST

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2012.

Replying to debate on the Bill, Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said that the bill is aligned with the statutes of the International Labour Organisation, ILO convention.

He said that punishments for violations have been made stricter in the amended bill.

Explaining the Family Enterprises clause in the bill, the minister in a family enterprise, there will be no employer-employee relationship.

Talking to reporters outside the Parliament, he also expressed hope that now the Lok Sabha would pass the bill. (ANI)