AMN / New Delhi
The Union Cabinet Friday gave its nod for ratification of the two fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) namely, Minimum Age Convention (No. 138) concerning minimum age for admission to employment and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No 182).
These convents concern the prohibition and immediate action for elimination of the worst forms of Child Labour.
The cabinet meet was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is a founder member of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which came into existence in 1919.
At present, the ILO has 187 members.
The principal means of action in the ILO is the setting up of International standards in the form of Conventions, Recommendations and Protocol.
India has so far ratified 45 Conventions, out of which 42 are in force. Out of these 4 are Fundamental or Core Conventions.