CBSE board exam 2020-21: NCPCR urges Kejriwal govt to act on complaint of malpractices in Delhi schools

NCPCR has received a complaint against former education director of Delhi for using malpractices in CBSE exam held in February this year.

CBSE board exam 2020-21: NCPCR urges Kejriwal govt to act on complaint of malpractices in Delhi schools CBSE board exam 2020-21
Vagisha Kaushik | Dec 4, 2021 - 5:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Delhi government under chief minister Arvind Kerjiwal to take action on a complaint of malpractices followed in conduction of CBSE exams in Delhi Schools.

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The Commission has received a new complaint from Shri Alok Bhatt forwarding a video on twitter wherein seemingly students are sitting to appear in CBSE board exam 2020-21 held in February this year and an official from education department is saying that they have spoken to CBSE and teachers to award marks to students as long as they write anything in the answer sheet and told children to not leave any blank space in the answer sheet.

The official is Delhi Jal Board’s chairman who was the education director of Delhi last year. Following his statement, the video went viral on social media with several people including teachers and BJP leaders criticizing him for making such remarks.

“In this regard, you are requested to undertake and view the matter without delay. Kindly provide your comments along with action taken/initiated in the matter to the Commission within 05 days of receipt of this letter,” the body told the government in an official letter.

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Recently, asserting that NCERT's gender-neutral teacher training manual will deny equal rights to children of diverse biological needs, the NCPCR sought rectification of "anomalies" in the document.

In a letter to the NCERT director, the commission said it received a complaint regarding the content of the teacher training manual titled 'Inclusion of Transgender Children in School Education: Concerns and Road Map' published by the Department of Gender Studies at NCERT.

Following this, a letter written by 43 LGBTQIA+ groups from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, and Kharagpur and 700 other people condemned the NCPCR for being transmisic and transphobic and demanded it to redact its notice to NCERT and tender a public apology for actively participating in transmisia.

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