TAMIL NADU

Teams to monitor rescued child workers

Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: Public Support Committees are planned in the district to monitor children who were rescued from work places and enrolled in regular schools.

A meeting of the National Child Labour Programme was held here recently. Speaking at the meeting, District Collector P. Umanath said that rescued child workers were enrolled in the special schools run under the programme. They were then helped to join the regular schools.

Committees

In order to ensure that these children continued education at the schools, public support committees should be formed involving the elected representatives, Village Administrative Officer, Parents Teachers’ Association heads, and NSS students.

The Collector also said that employers could give details of the children of their migrant workers to the National programme coordinators.

This would help provide education to the children.

He also urged to the public to inform the District Administration or the childline (1098) if they came across children aged below 14 employed as domestic help. The Collector has directed the officials of the programme to identify children found seeking alms on roadsides and rehabilitate them.