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Government Employees Engaging Underage Children As Domestic Help Under Scanner

Chandigarh, August 12, 2015:  the Punjab Government has decided to take action against the government employees found guilty of engaging underage children as domestic helps in their houses on the recommendation of Protection of Child Rights Commission.
This was disclosed here today by the Chairman Protection of Child Rights Commission, Mr. Sukesh Kalia. Mr. Kalia said that the government employees defying the Child Labour Laws and engaging domestic help below the age of 14 years would face action under Rule 5 of Punjab Civil Services Rules 1970. He said that the Commission was taking appropriate care of the children so that they cannot be exploited in any way.
Taking suo-motto notice of the news items published in a section of press regarding the sad demise of a child Amritpal Singh at National Public School Jalalabad in district Muktsar during school hours, the Commission asked the Administration to register case under section 299 of IPC against the Hindi teacher Rajni and the Principal/Administrator of the school. The Chairman has asked them to send the compliance report to the Commission within a week. According to the Commissionís findings the teacher along with the Principal was held directly responsible for inflicting corporal punishment, which was completely banned, to the child leading to his unfortunate death.