Employers Responsibility towards Child Artists

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

When child artists are being employed for work, there is an obligation on the employer to fill out Form C as given in the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. The employer by filling the Form C, has to promise to take responsibility in the following manner:

  • Child’s education should not be affected.
  • Child artists who are hired should be protected, given care and protection and full care of their physical and mental health should be looked into.
  • The employer should not violate the legal provisions of the child labour law.
  • The employer should take care of the child’s well being so that no sexual offences are committed.

Application for Permission

The District Magistrate (in the district where the activity is taking places) should give you an undertaking allowing the child to work. The parents or the guardian should also give approval for the work being done by the child. The undertaking will state and ensure:

  • Facilities for the physical and mental health of the child.
  • A nutritional diet of the child.
  • Clean and safe shelter for the child.
  • Compliance with all laws for the protection of children, right to education and protection against sexual offences.

Working Hours

The employer has to take note of the following points:

  • A child cannot be allowed to work for more than five hours in a day.
  • A child cannot be made to work for more than three hours without rest.
  • A child should not be made to work consecutively for more than 27 days.

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