Rajnath Singh unveils ‘PENCIL’ Portal on Child Labour Elimination

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PENCIL PortalNew Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched  a web portal called ‘PENCIL’ for effective implementation of the National Child Labour Project, (NCLP) in the National Conference on Child Labour organized by Ministry of Labour & Employment here on Tuesday.

PENCIL (Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour) — an electronic platform for no child labour in the country is being developed by the Labour Ministry.

Speaking on the occasion, the Home Minister said, “Child labour is unacceptable in civilised society. People should take pledge to fight against child labour. ” Children are the future of country, so it high time we save every child, he added.

PENCIL portal has five components — Child Tracking System, Complaint Corner, State Government, National Child Labour Project and Convergence.

Labour Ministry has also appealed the people to eliminate the child labour . “Let us all come together & say #NoToChildLabour”, it wrote on Twitter.


The ministry, in a release said that it was felt that an online portal which connects the Centre to the state government, district and to all project societies would provide a mechanism for implementation.

Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar , Labour Ministers from different States, and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi , were also present on the occasion.

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