What is PENCIL Portal?
Union Minister for Labour & Employment informed Lok Sabha that 361 Complaints of Child Labour have been resolved via PENCIL (Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour) Portal (pencil.gov.in).
About PENCIL Portal
It is a separate online portal Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) launched on 26 September 2017 to ensure effective enforcement of provisions of Child Labour Act and smooth implementation of National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme.
Components of PENCIL Portal: include Child Tracking System, Complaint Corner, State Government, National Child Labour Project and Convergence.
Portal connects: Central Government to State Government(s), District(s), all Project Societies and the General public.
Online complaints in regard to child labour can also be filed by anybody on Pencil Portal. Once received the complaint gets assigned to concerned Nodal Officer automatically by system for further necessary action.
Complaints Resolved: Of the 1010 complaints of child labour received on PENCIL portal, District Nodal Officers have updated status in respect of 361 complaints as resolved.
About NCLP Scheme
It is a Central Sector Scheme (CSS) under which funds are provided directly to District Project Societies headed by District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner who in turn allocates funds to Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs)/Voluntary Agencies or others for running of Special Training Centres.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs