# Ministry of Labour And Employment has launched an online web portal named PENCIL ( Platform For Effective Enforcement Of Child Labour) in 2017 .
#It is an electronic platform for effective enforcement for no Child Labour.
# One can file a complaint in PENCIL web portal about any identification of child labour (age below 14) or any child labour related issues.
PENCIL portal has the following components.
1.Child Tracking System.
3.State Government involvement.
4.Implementation of National Child Labour Project.
5.Convergence of all child labour related issues.
What is the purpose and use PENCIL Portal ????
#In 1988 , National Child Labour Project was launched to eliminate all forms of child labour and also to rehabilitate all working children.It also envisage legislative changes to eliminate all forms of child labour below 14 years.
# PENCIL portal is very important to track the child labour as child labour (prohibition and regulation ) amendment act 2016 completely prohibit the employment of a child below 14 years.
# Child labour (prohibition and regulation ) amendment act 2016 along with PENCIL platform will help in the enforcement of Right of children to free and compulsory education act 2009.
# The amendment act 2016 also included the definition of “Adolescent ” as age in the group of 14-18.The amendment act 2016 prohibits the employment of adolescent in hazardous occupation and process.
# Even though child labour is in decline as per census 2011,the PENCIL platform will enforce the objective of no child labour according to Child labour (prohibition and regulation ) amendment act 2016.