The Ministry of Labour and Employment will take action against those who will recruit any child for transporting, storing and processing of rawhide after Eid-ul-Azha.
For the first time, the ministry has sent a letter to the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments to take necessary steps in this regard.
The ministry will monitor the entire matter.
KM Abdus Salam, secretary of the ministry, said, "The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments has been directed to take necessary steps as per the instructions of State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian. In 2013, the government identified 38 jobs in the tannery and leather industry, including rawhide processing, as risky. According to the labour law, no child before the age of 18 can be employed in any risky job."
Shibnath Roy, inspector general of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments, said, "The tannery and leather industry has been made child labour free. However, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, all people concerned in the industry have been requested not to employ any child in hazardous activities like transportation, storage and processing of rawhide. The inspectors of the department have been directed to monitor the matter strictly. Measures will be taken as per the labour law if the law is violated."