National Child Labour Project (NCLP)

Ministry : Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • It is central sector scheme launched in 1988 for rehabilitation of child labour.
  • Under it, special schools/rehabilitation centres for rehabilitation of child labourers are opened so that they can be mainstreamed into formal schooling system.
  • These centres provide non formal education, vocational training, supplementary nutrition and stipend to children withdrawn from employment.
  • Why in news?
    • Government has launched a Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) Portal
    • The PENCIL portal is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil society and general public in achieving the target of child labour free society.

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