NHRC’s day long regional workshop on Elimination of Bonded Labour System begins on 2nd August, 2019 at Aizawl, Mizoram (01.08.2019)
New Delhi, 1st August, 2019
The National Human Rights Commission is organizing a day long Workshop on Elimination of Bonded Labour System including Child Labour, Inter-State Migrant Workers and Human Trafficking in collaboration with Govt. of Mizoram at Administrative Training Institute Auditorium, Aizawl, Mizoram on 02/08/2019. The Workshop, being chaired by Mr. Justice P.C. Pant, Hon’ble Member, NHRC, will start at 09:30 a.m. and conclude by 02:30 p.m.
The participants of the Workshop will be Senior Officers of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Senior Officers from Government of Mizoram, NGOs, representatives of brick kilns, stone crushing and other related industries, Academicians and Students/Research Scholars from Mizoram University, Govt. Mizoram Law College and Govt. Aizawl College, Mizoram
The objective of the Workshop is to familiarize and sensitize the District Magistrates, Sub Divisional Magistrates, State Labour Officers and Members of Vigilance Committees, brick kilns, stone crushing and other related industries etc. in the process of identification, release and rehabilitation of bonded labourers and with the provisions of Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976 and other related legislations.
The National Human Rights Commission was asked by the Supreme Court of India in 1997 to get involved in the monitoring of the implementation of the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976. The Court's directions came while hearing a Writ Petition (No. 3922/1985) - People's Union for Civil Liberties Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others. Since then, the NHRC has been overseeing the implementation of the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976 in different parts of the country.
Therefore, the Commission, in its endeavor to raise concerns on the continuance of bonded labour has been organising workshops to sensitize official machinery to work for its abolition in different parts of the country. It has organised 49 workshops on elimination of bonded labour system so far.