New Delhi: Taking serious note of the extensive network of child labour in the country, the National Human Rights Commission has planned to make some amendments to the existing laws that prohibit child labour.

In this regard the NHRC has formed a core group that will propose the changes to be made.

The core committee will include Non Government Oragnisations (NGOs), retired bureaucrats and legal experts.

According to the NHRC, despite several assurances, the state governments fail to curb illegal activity of employing children below the age group of 14 years in small-scale industries. More so, the Supreme Court had many times warned to prohibit child labour.

Meanwhile, taking cognizance of the 40 missing labourers in Damoha village of Madhya Pradesh, the commission sent notice to Chief Secretary demanding explanation on the tragedy within six months.

JPN/Bureau