28th January, 2017 (MAINS)


Q1. There is an entrepreneur who has opened a factory in the rural areas for the manufacture of sanitary ware. His initiative has helped in providing good employment opportunity to rural people and in the production of affordable sanitary products which are being used in construction of rural toilets. However, there are some cases of under payment of wages and few cases of employment of children below 14 yrs. You are labour enforcement officer of the area and in course of your routine inspection, you noticed these discrepancies. Answer the following.

(a) What are the options available to you?

(b) Discuss the merits/demerits of each option and finally choose the option which you consider best with suitable justifications. [20marks] 250 words.