The cabinet approved amendments to a 1986 child labour law, Under the proposed changes, which must now be approved by Parliament.
Children below the age of 14 may work after school or during vacations to help their “family or family enterprises”.
labour ministry proposed to the entertainment industry and sports except the circus. Children between 14 and 18 years would not be allowed to work in hazardous industries.
In case of parents, the repeat offenders may be penalised with a monetary fine up to Rs 10,000.