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Investigation by District Child and Adolescent Abolition Task Force found 23 children engaged by Waghodia GIDC unit for labour

Based on the complaint received from Child Line, Vadodara, the District Child and Adolescent Abolition Task Force Team conduct a raid

Investigation by District Child and Adolescent Abolition Task Force found 23 children engaged by Waghodia GIDC unit for labour
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Based on the complaint received from Child Line, Vadodara, the District Child and Adolescent Abolition Task Force Team conduct a raid at BIOINUITRO-10, GIDC Waghodia and found a total of 23 juvenile laborers including 16 girls and seven boys engaged in medical field. Proceedings have been initiated under the relevant law for the packaging of plastic injection molded materials used in the medical field. All of them were between the ages of 18 and 19, said a member of the task force.

This operation does not fall under the category of hazardous process under the Factories Act as well as the Child and Adolescent Regulation and Abolition Act. The factory has been given a notice of regulation under the Child and Juvenile Regulation and Abolition Act and an investigation note under the applicable labor law as well as an investigation note under the Factories Act.

After receiving the response from the organization, appropriate action will be taken as per the need, said Assistant Labor Commissioner Sangeeta Mackwan. The report of the preliminary investigation has been sent to the District Collector as well as the State Labor Commissioner.

The Act provides for the employment of juvenile workers in non-hazardous work such as working hours, recess facility, minimum wage. Statement of No adolescent laborers in terms of compliance by its unit has been taken by Kamlesh Rajgor of the Task Force.

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