The Prohibition of Child Labour as a concept and also as a solemn objective has not only national dimensions, but finds a place in international conventions as well. In India, the grundnorm, the Constitution of India recognizes and incorporates in Part III and Part IV therein the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy, respectively. There have also been some major initiatives taken on the legislative front, the latest being the enactment of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016. However, we as a nation are still far from realizing this objective as there is a need to vigorously implement the law. This book analyses and highlights, both from the national as well as international perspective, different aspects related to the problem of Child Labour, inter alia including, a background and the gravity of the problem, the emerging issues as well as the initiatives already taken as also those in pipeline along with the achievements therewith. In the final chapter of the book, the conclusions and recommendations from the author to deal with this problem have been included. This book shall be of great help to students, academicians, researchers, judges, law practitioners, activists and organisations working for child welfare.
"Professor SC Srivastava obtained his LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) from the Calcutta University, and incidentally, the first LL.D. in Labour Law in India. Starting his Career as Lecturer in Law School, Banaras Hindu University, he served Jammu University as Associate Professor (Reader) and Kurukshetra University, as Professor of Law, Chairman, Department of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law. Earlier during 1986-88, he served the University of Calabar (Nigeria) as Professor; Head of the Department of Public and International Law and Dean, Faculty of Law. He also served the Law Commission of India during 1992-97, Research Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi from 1999-2004 and Director, Institute of Industrial Relations and Personal Management, New Delhi from 2004-2008. He was awarded rare distinction of Nation Fellow/National Professor from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Prof Srivastava is presently serving as an Advocate and Legal Consultant. He is also the Secretary General, National Labour Law Association, New Delhi. He is also Visiting Professor in the Indian Law Institute, Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi) and IIM (Rohtak). He was also the Member of the Sectoral Innovation Council appointed by the Prime Minister of India to review Labour Laws and Member, Advisory Board on Child Labour,National Labour Institute, NOIDA. Prof. Srivastava has published several books and more than ninety research papers in India and abroad."