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Amendment of Plantation Labour Act sought

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GUWAHATI, June 4 - The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought amendment to the Plantation Labour Act 1951 to ensure the implementation of the provisions of the Right to Education Act 2009 and also the Juvenile Justice (JJ)Act, 2015.

The Commission will soon survey all the tea gardens of the North East and North Bengal on the compliance of the Right to Education Act.

Addressing the media here, Priyank Kanoongo, Member (Education), NCPCR today said that with North East as a major focus area of the Union Government, steps are being taken by the Commission to address the issues related to child welfare.

�There are several new legislations related to children like the RTE Act or the JJ Act and it must be ensured that the provisions of these Acts must not clash with old laws. The Plantation Labour Act has provision for free education for tea garden children up to 12 years of age, whereas free and compulsory education is a must up to 14 years now,� he stated.

The Commission will also come up with a report on the condition of schools in 600 tea gardens of Assam.

Further, in order to channelise the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding towards the Northeastern States, the NCPCR along with the State Social Welfare Department and the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights is organising a multi-stakeholder regional convention of the NE States on June 5 to focus on CSR participation for strengthening the child welfare and child education mechanism in the region.

�The role of CSR activity of top 250 corporate groups was negligible in the NE States, as per a study by NGO Box in 2015. Similarly, as per a CII study of 2016, only 11 per cent of the CSR fund spent by top 1,200 corporate houses was diverted towards the North East. Through this convention, we want to make the corporate houses aware about the possibilities and ways of taking up CSR activities in the field of child welfare, education, etc. With the participation of the government departments concerned of all the Northeastern States, State Commission for protection of Child Rights and leading PSUs and corporate houses, we are sure about channelising some good CSR projects for children in the region,� he added.

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Amendment of Plantation Labour Act sought

GUWAHATI, June 4 - The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought amendment to the Plantation Labour Act 1951 to ensure the implementation of the provisions of the Right to Education Act 2009 and also the Juvenile Justice (JJ)Act, 2015.

The Commission will soon survey all the tea gardens of the North East and North Bengal on the compliance of the Right to Education Act.

Addressing the media here, Priyank Kanoongo, Member (Education), NCPCR today said that with North East as a major focus area of the Union Government, steps are being taken by the Commission to address the issues related to child welfare.

�There are several new legislations related to children like the RTE Act or the JJ Act and it must be ensured that the provisions of these Acts must not clash with old laws. The Plantation Labour Act has provision for free education for tea garden children up to 12 years of age, whereas free and compulsory education is a must up to 14 years now,� he stated.

The Commission will also come up with a report on the condition of schools in 600 tea gardens of Assam.

Further, in order to channelise the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding towards the Northeastern States, the NCPCR along with the State Social Welfare Department and the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights is organising a multi-stakeholder regional convention of the NE States on June 5 to focus on CSR participation for strengthening the child welfare and child education mechanism in the region.

�The role of CSR activity of top 250 corporate groups was negligible in the NE States, as per a study by NGO Box in 2015. Similarly, as per a CII study of 2016, only 11 per cent of the CSR fund spent by top 1,200 corporate houses was diverted towards the North East. Through this convention, we want to make the corporate houses aware about the possibilities and ways of taking up CSR activities in the field of child welfare, education, etc. With the participation of the government departments concerned of all the Northeastern States, State Commission for protection of Child Rights and leading PSUs and corporate houses, we are sure about channelising some good CSR projects for children in the region,� he added.