Producers should seek permission of DM to employ child artist in Karnataka

Mar22,2024


Queue up to audition for a reality show on television.  Following the increase in the number of children-based films, dance, drama, singing and other reality shows on television, the government examined the legal aspects of the Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Control) Act, 1986.

Queue up to audition for a reality show on television. Following the increase in the number of children-based films, dance, drama, singing and other reality shows on television, the government examined the legal aspects of the Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Control) Act, 1986. Photo Courtesy: Shashi Ashiwal

Keeping in view the provision of the Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, the Government of Karnataka has decided to make it mandatory for producers to obtain prior permission from the local District Magistrate (Deputy Commissioner) to employ child artistes.

Adequate facilities should be provided for continuous progress in education so that the child does not miss school lessons and lectures.

The Commissioner of Labor Department has issued a circular to the Managing Director of Sri Kanteerava Studios Limited, Karnataka Chalanchitra Academy, Karnataka Media Academy and Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and others.

Following the recent increase in the number of children-based films, dance, drama, singing and other reality shows on television, the government examined the legal aspects of the Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Control) Act, 1986.

Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Control) Act, 1986 and Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act 2016 without affecting the employment of children below 14 years of age in all employment processes, except working as child artistes Prohibits. Child's right to education.

Rule 2C of the Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Control) Act, 1986 states that a child who is required to work as an artiste may be allowed to work as an artiste subject to certain conditions. Can. According to these rules, no child will be assigned more than 5 hours of acting work in a day and will not be allowed to work for more than 3 hours without rest.

If a child participates in any pro-business program produced by a producer of audio and visual media, prior permission must be obtained from the local District Magistrate where the activities are taking place. Additionally, the manufacturer will have to give an affidavit to the District Magistrate.

The list of children participating in the program and permission letter from their parents will have to be submitted.

Manufacturers should provide necessary facilities for the physical and mental well-being of the child. The child should be given nutritious food on time. Other laws including protection of right to education, protection from sexual crimes must be followed.

According to the order, “At least 20% of the total income of the child from the production or program should be kept in a fixed deposit in a nationalized bank in the name of the child.”

Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce objects

Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) has objected to some provisions. KFCC president N.M.Suresh said, “We are not against rules and regulations, but some rules are difficult to follow and should be amended.”

Labor Commissioner HN Gopalkrishna told hindu“Instead of suddenly implementing these rules, we will consider the issue holistically. We have decided to create awareness among the stakeholders at the district level through workshops and then we will take action to implement it effectively. Acting full-time would ruin his education. Giving them formal education is our concern,” he said.

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