Sunday, December 4, 2016

Constitutional Commitments To The Children

Constitutional Commitments To The Children
Art. 24 prohibits the employment of children in any factory or mine or in any other hazardous occupation.
Art. 39 (e) & (f) in Directive Principles of State Policies( DPSP) lay down that the state shall direct its policy in such a manner that the tender age of the children is not abused and children are given opportunities and facilities to develop in a healthy manner and the childhood is protected against exploitation and against moral and material abandonment.
• Recently inserted Art. 21 A (vide 86th Amendment) provide the fundamental right to primary education to the children in the age group of 6–14 years.
Art. 45 in the DPSP provides for the early childhood care and education of children.