ITANAGAR, Jun 27: In response to recent revelations of a minor sex racket uncovered by the Capital police, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has directed the Arunachal Pradesh government to take stringent measures.

The NCPCR has instructed the state government to obtain undertakings from all government employees, ensuring they do not employ or facilitate child labour.

This directive aligns with the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, which prohibits children from engaging in hazardous occupations or processes, including domestic work.

The NCPCR emphasized the prohibition of employing children in roadside eateries, hotels, spas, and other recreational centers, citing Rule 22-A of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

Additionally, the commission called for the establishment of comprehensive guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for parlours, hotels, and other establishments with regular occupancy.

In a letter addressed to Chief Secretary Dharmendra, the NCPCR urged immediate actions, including blacklisting and canceling licenses of hotels involved in incidents of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and cracking down on unauthorized beauty parlours.

The commission also emphasized the regulation of CCTV installation and footage records in hotels and related establishments by the Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC).

Further directives included conducting awareness campaigns and regular training workshops for government employees statewide on child rights and relevant Acts.

This directive aims to strengthen safeguards against child labour and ensure a protective environment for minors across Arunachal Pradesh, reflecting the NCPCR's commitment to upholding child rights.