New Delhi, Nov 13 (UNI) Twenty-three child labourers were today rescued from 15 different zari and embroidery units in North East Delhi by the Labour department.
Out of 23 children, 19 are from Bihar, two from Delhi, one from Uttar Pradesh, one from West Bengal.
Such raids are being regularly conducted all over Delhi against the employment of Child Labour, said a Government statement.
It is further told that so far hundreds of child labourers have been rescued by the Labour Department, Delhi, and many of the defaulter owners are prosecuted under the provision of Child Labour.
The defaulter employers shall be prosecuted under the provisions of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986.
Under this Act, there was provision of fine upto Rs. 20,000 or imprisonment for one year or both against the defaulter employers.
After the completion of the legal formalities in the local police station and medical examination, the children were sent to the Child Home, Narela being run and maintained by the Social Welfare Department of Government.