Court On Its Own Motion vs the Govt of National Capital Territory (NCT), Delhi
Published By : Indian Kanoon | Publish Date : 15 Jul, 2009
To eliminate the menace of child labour and to effectuate the mandate of Articles 23, 24, 39, 45 and 47 of the Constitution, Supreme Court had given a large number of mandatory directions in "M.C. Mehta v. State of Tamil Nadu reported in AIR 1997 SC 699.
As the constitutional mandate and statutory provisions with regard to children were not being vigorously implemented and there was lack of coordination between different agencies of the Government of NCT of Delhi and other authorities, this Court, vide a detailed order dated 24th September, 2008 directed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to formulate a detailed Action Plan for strict enforcement and implementation of Child Labour (Prevention and Regulation)Act,1986.
The National Commission was also directed to suggest measures for timely recovery and proper utilization of funds collected under the Supreme Court‟s direction in the aforesaid M.C. Mehta's case.
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