As per the information
received from District Project Societies 12 Lakh 15 Thousand 755
Children have been rescued/withdrawn from work and rehabilitated and
mainstreamed under the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme from
its inception in 1988 to December 2016. The Scheme is sanctioned in 270
Districts of 21 States, out of which Special Training Centres (STCs)
are, at present, operational in 104 Districts.
Under NCLP Scheme, funds are released to the District Project Societies
headed by District Magistrates/Collectors who in turn allocate the funds
for the Special Training Centres run by NGOs/ Government agencies/local
bodies etc. The volunteers for the special schools are engaged by the
NGOs etc., for which they are paid a consolidated amount of honorarium.
This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of
State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in
Rajya Sabha today.