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The Central Government has enacted a new law - the Child Labor Amendment Act, 2016 - banning employment of children below ______ years in all occupations and procedures.
1. 18 
2. 17 
3. 14 
4. 12 

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 14 

The correct answer is 14.

  • Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act was enacted by the Ministry of Law and Justice on 30th July 2016.
  • This Act amended the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
  • According to this Act:
    • No child shall be employed or permitted to work in any occupation or process.
    • Criteria of a child - A person below the age of 14 yrs.

  •  Nothing in Act shall apply where the child:
    • Helps his family or family enterprise, which is other than any hazardous occupations or processes set forth in the Schedule, after his school hours or during vacations.
    • Works as an artist in the audio-visual entertainment industry, including advertisement, films, television serials or any such other entertainment or sports activities except the circus.

  •  Article 24 - Prohibition of child labour.

 

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