NCPCR has issued new guidelines regarding the work of children in the entertainment industry
In the name of entertainment, it will be difficult to get children to do lewd scenes or engage them in dangerous and ludicrous work.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued guidelines for children in the entertainment world on Friday. In the name of entertainment, it will be difficult to get children to do lewd scenes or engage them in dangerous and ludicrous work.
Chief Priyank Kanungo on Friday prepared and released a new draft guideline related to the functioning of children in the entertainment industry. Now soon it will get legal form. In the draft of this guideline, titled 'Child Protection in the Entertainment Industry' GUIDELINES FOR CHILD PARTICIPATION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, completely clarifying the rights of child artists, a provision of punishment has been made for the violation.
As per the guidelines, participation in film, TV, Reality show, OTT platforms, news, and any other social media websites will be ensured. Violation of the rules will attract penal provisions including imprisonment of up to three years.
Children below the age of three months will not be allowed to participate
As per the guidelines, children below the age of three months will not be allowed to participate in any show other than promotional programs for breastfeeding and immunization. Also, child actors will not be allowed to be a part of shows that ridicule, embarrass or harass them. Their no children shall be contracted under the Bonded Labor System (Abolition) Act, 1976, on the basis of which the child is required to do any work. With this, the child is unable to terminate the agreement or enter into any other agreement.
Absolutely no scenes of child pornography
Every child artist shall have the right to act with self-respect and to participate in decisions related there too. His safety will have to be taken care of. He/she will not be made to do any such role due to which they have to bear embarrassment or cause emotional injury to him. These days, judges in reality shows often treat the participants in a very rude manner. Such behavior is clearly forbidden in the new guideline. It says that children cannot be made to do scenes of any kind of nudity or obscenity.
One of the parents or his legal guardian should be present
It has been said in the guidelines of the commission that if the artist is less than 6 years of age, then one of the parents or his legal guardian should be present with him at all times. Similarly, with children above 6 years of age, the presence of the guardian or any of his acquaintances will be necessary. Child artists can be made to work only one shift a day. Also, they will have to give a break after every three hours.
Must give fitness certificate
Minors especially children below the age of six years should not be exposed to harmful cosmetics and lighting. Along with this, people shooting with him will have to give a fitness certificate before shooting that he does not have any infectious disease. At the same time, police verification of these employees will also be done. Under Section 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015, children shall not be shown to be consuming alcohol, smoking or any other substance. At the same time, children will have to register their names with the District Magistrate.
20 percent of the fees have to be deposited in a bank as a fixed deposit
At least 20 percent of the fees received by child artists will have to be deposited in a nationalized bank as a fixed deposit. This will be available to him when he becomes an adult. However, if his role is only extra or background artist then this rule will not apply.
TV, film, and social media will be applicable to all
This guideline will be applicable to all such work in films, advertisements, TV, reality shows, OTT platforms, news and content creation for social media, etc. It states that this will apply to all types of commercial entertainment. It has been reported in several recent studies that child artists are made to work for more than 12 hours.
No child shall work for more than six hours
The manufacturer will be responsible for the food and drink arrangements for the children. Also, the dressing room of the children should also be separate, they will not share the room with an elder. The creator will be responsible for arranging the child's education and no assignment can be extended beyond 27 days. Children shall be given breaks every three hours and no child shall work for more than six hours or between 7 pm and 8 am. Children should not be ridiculed or made to feel inferior in any advertisement.