The state government has decided to file cases against producers of six television serials, who hired child actors for their soap operas. Cases will also be filed against entertainment channels airing these serials. In December, the labour department had sent showcause notices to these producers under the Child Labour Act, seeking to know how many hours the child artistes worked and under what conditions. None of them responded to the notices. That is why the department decided to prosecute them.
December 2, 2016
April 18, 2010