Case to be filed in the court of Deputy Commissioner of Labour
They were offered huge amount but paid less
217 girls were rescued by the administration
SANGAREDDY: Seventeen-year-old Janabai from Sangareddypalli in the district is in a fix on whether she would get the wages promised by Priyadarshini Spinning mill located at Sadasivapet in Medak district, where she worked till yesterday.
Nagamma, her mother claims that while the girl was promised Rs. 30,000 after three years work, she had received only Rs. 28,000.
Same is the case of Kanchera, a 15-year-old from Hanwada village. She is one among the five children in the family and ready to extend a helping hand to the family struggling to lead. As some of her relatives told that there are chances of getting a permanent job in the mill after working for three years, she joined the mill.
Janabai and Kanchera are among 217 children working in the mill who were rescued in a joint operation conducted on Saturday by different departments including labour, industries, revenue and the police.
According to G. Buchhi Raju, project director of National Child Labour Project, 217 children working in the mill were rescued in the joint operation conducted on Saturday by different departments including labour, industries, revenue and police.
“It seems that the children were offered huge amount after working for three years but paid less. They are ready to come out of the mill as their freedom was curtailed. They came out of the mill the movement we entered,” he said. The administration is contemplating to file cases against the management on two counts – one is recruiting child labour and second is not paying even minimum wages to the child labour. The case would be filed in the court of Deputy Commissioner of Labour.