Vagisha Kaushik|Dec 4, 2023
- Delhi: Ensure compliance of NCPCR guidelines on eliminating corporal punishment, says government to schools
Delhi: Ensure compliance of NCPCR guidelines on eliminating corporal punishment, says government to schools
The order comes after several cases of corporal punishment used by teachers were reported in schools in the last month alone.
NEW DELHI: Schools in Delhi have been directed to abide by the guidelines formulated by the NCPCR in regard to eliminating corporal punishment, a circular from the Directorate of Education said.
"All heads of government, government-aided and recognised unaided private schools under the Directorate of Education are hereby directed to familiarise themselves with the guidelines formulated by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights regarding eliminating corporal punishment in schools and ensure the compliance of the guidelines in their respective schools," it said.
The directive comes after several such cases were reported in schools in the last one month. In Bhopal, a five-year-old girl suffered a fracture after a private teacher allegedly twisted her hand for not properly spelling the word 'parrot', police had said.
Two weeks back, a Class 5 student in a Delhi school was allegedly hit with a pair of scissors by her teacher who then chopped her hair and flung her off the building's first floor, fracturing her facial bone.
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