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DCPCR to approach police, civic bodies regarding child labour at spa centres

DCPCR to approach police, civic bodies regarding child labour at spa centres
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New Delhi: To curb child labour, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) will soon be approaching the Deputy Commissioner of Police of 15 districts and civic bodies seeking the details of spa centres running in their respective areas.

The child rights body noticed irregularities in several spa centres in East Delhi during their inspection.

The DCPCR members Roop Sudesh Vimal, Rita Singh and Ranjana Prasad conducted an inspection in more than a dozen spas running in East Delhi area.

"We found many irregularities like staff registers were not maintained, no fire safety measures, no proper verification, the positioning of CCTV," said Roop.

He further stated that they will write to DCPs and Police Commissioner to seek details regarding spas operating in their respective jurisdiction.

"We can conduct surprise check to know whether these spas are employing children," Roop further said adding that they will also write civic bodies regarding the data.

Meanwhile, three girls appeared to be minor rescued from a prominent mall in Shahdara district area.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Joy Tirkey said that in a joint operation of crime branch, local police, DCPCR and Child Line, on March 14, a search operation was carried at the spa centres at the mall.

"Three girls who were appearing to be minor were rescued during the raid. They were handed over to the local police for their age verification and further course of action," said DCP Crime.

The DCPCR had recently launched the initiative where they will reward good samaritans for credible information on child labour. The DCPCR notice said that for the rescue of one child, there is a reward of Rs 1,000 whereas rescue of two-five children Rs 2000 is the reward whereas for six to 10 children, the reward increases to Rs 5,000. "The reward for the rescue of 11 or more children is Rs 10,000," reads the notice.

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