Filing a Complaint against Child Labour

Last updated on Jun 22, 2022

You can complain about any instances of child labour in the following manner:

Telephone Helpline – Call 1098

1098 is a toll-free number and it operates across India. It is operated by Childline India Foundation which works for child rights and child protection. Anyone, including children themselves, can call and give information on this number. You should educate children at schools or children who are working, about this helpline number so that illegal acts of child labour can be prevented.

When you call 1098: Your call will be received by a person who you can give the following information to:

  • Name of the child (if you know).
  • Age (You can give an estimate).
  • Description of the Child.
  • Address ( You have to specifically give the exact location and any landmarks if you know).


After you call 1098: The person attending your call will give your information to the ground staff at the district where the child is. The ground staff comprises of a social welfare organization and members of the ChildLine India Foundation. They might call you back to find out more details or ask more doubts about the child. They will then make an inquiry and with the combined efforts of the following departments, they will take action:

  • Labour Department.
  • Police.
  • Department of Anti-Human Trafficking.
  • NGO’s and partner organizations.

Call the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights

You can also call the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Refer here and file a complaint with your particular State’s Commission.

Online Complaint

You can file an online complaint under the Child Labour Section, with the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The most important things that you should fill out are:

  • Description of the child employed.
  • State and district where the child is being employed.
  • Your details- Name, Mobile Number and E-mail ID.

Police Station

When you go to the police station to complain about a case of child labour that you have seen or heard about, they will ask you to file an FIR. You should make sure you give all the information you know about the child labour incident that you have witnessed.


You can make the complaint to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in any language and there are no fees that will be charged on you. You can write to the following address:

Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, 5th Floor, Chanderlok Building, 36, Janpath, New Delhi – 110 001

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July 16, 2022

Child attacked cruely and quietly by an youngster at a study centre .video evidence available.


August 8, 2022

You may refer to the steps in the explainer above to file a report.


October 4, 2023

One child is begged in Chennai central railway station. That child age is under 10.

Shweta Bhatia

July 19, 2022

In Kalyani Heights building Dayal Bagh hundred feet Road Agra, two minor girl work in fourth floor in Shelly Mata house, work child labour. 1st one is 13 years old and she kelisu and 17 years old.


August 8, 2022

You may file a complaint by referring to our explainer above.

Citizen of Nabha city

August 14, 2022

Dear Sir
There is a photocopier cum computer work / service provider, who has deployed two minor child approx. Age below 14 years as a servant at his shop and taking work from them. Few days back i gone for some service at his shop and I saw him to cry on minor children. I think taking work from minor is a criminal offence. So, you are requested to please investigate it and save children future and support children to join at any school for their future.

Shop address
Aman Computer
Inside Patiala Gate
Near municipal committee
Nabha 147201
Dist Patiala (Punjab)

Thanks and regards
A responsible citizen


August 18, 2022

You may refer to the steps in the explainer above to file a complaint.


October 7, 2022

rainbow enterprises sector 35 Faridabad Haryana child labour working


October 25, 2022

plot no 28 Line B & C Road no 3 Near hari masjid Shivaji nagar Govandi Mumbai Maharashtra 400043

Child work age around 8 to 10 years child work from cap manufacturing work please Immediately action and stop child labour I hope Take action immediately


November 11, 2022

Thank You for your comment, Sir. Nyaaya however cannot file a complaint on your behalf. You may file a complaint by following the procedure given in the explainer.


November 5, 2022

I found a boy working in a hotel his age is 11… A immediate action will we taken the


November 11, 2022

Thank you for writing to us. Please remember that Nyaaya cannot file a complaint or take legal action on your behalf. If you like, you may follow the steps given in the explainer above, to file a complaint.

Ajit Nair

July 30, 2023

Why you guys need name and contact No. of the person reporting?
Don’t you think that this will discourage people to report such cases as no body wants to get in trouble.

Anirudh Mishra

September 16, 2023

Does child/children working as full-time domestic help also counts as Child labor? The consent of the parent of the child might be there to deploy the child at the home I am talking about. Is it still illegal?

Sunita mishra

November 7, 2023

Dear sir
I am complain against child labour to Sanjay Mishra jairam pur thana chaubeypur Varanasi his mobile number is 7398431542 he does always beet his child and use abusing word again him and his wife he is working hard by his child and not give proper food please he lived at home and do nothing all work done by his wife and son please I request you do action against him his son’s age is 11 -12 years

Deepak Ranjan

November 26, 2023

So many children are working in many shops in Mahagunpuram Arcade, NH 24 Mahagunpuram Ghaziabad 201002 and no authorities are looking at all in this. This is affecting their lives and education. I saw few children working on Lavam Dairy, Amul Parlour and many other shops.

Atul Das

May 31, 2024

In JD Apartment one 14 yrs child work in the Apartment, Forest School, Jalukbari, Guwahati, Assam -781014
Complain raised in local complain no several time but not get any result till date

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