Saturday, August 22, 2009

DESME reveals 214 child labourers in Sikkim

GANGTOK, August 21: The Directorate of Evaluation, Statistics, Monitoring and Enumeration (DESME) has in a recent survey revealed 214 child labourers in the State.

DESME Director SD Tshering said the survey was conducted on being asked by the Labour Department. “Following the order form the Labour Department, we conducted the survey thrice with the coordination of 400 educated youths who were imparted formal training by the department itself,” the director said.

Reacting over the report of DESME, the additional secretary of Labour Department, SW Rinzing said the collected data is yet to reach the department. “Once we receive the data, we will submit proposal to the Government to rehabilitate these children,” he said.