Topic: Section 17. Appointment of Inspectors

The appropriate Government may appoint inspectors for the purposes of securing compliance with the provisions of this Act and any inspector so appointed shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

The Inspectors appointed under section 17 would see that for each child employed in violation of the provisions of the Act, the concerned employer pays Rs. 20,000 which sum could be deposited in a fund to be known as Child Labour Rehabilitation-cum-Welfare Fund; M.C. Mehta v. State of Tamil Nadu , AIR 1997 SC 699.