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Complain about Corporal Punishment through an Email or SMS

Corporal Punishment

(The Telegraph) Students and parents can soon complain about corporal punishment directly to the state government through SMS and email under a separate set of rules meant to ensure that teachers spare the rod.

“We are determined to stop the menace of corporal punishment at any cost. No teacher will be allowed to inflict physical and mental torture on students,” declared school education minister Partha De following a series of meetings through the day to finalise the draft of the proposed rules.

The rules, including “direct government intervention” based on complaints filed by guardians and students with the authorities, will be binding on all schools affiliated to the state board.

The government intends writing to the central boards to introduce the same set of rules in ICSE and CBSE schools, including La Martiniere for Boys where Class VIII student Rouvanjit Rawla was administered corporal punishment four days before his suicide on February 12.

“If they are unwilling to accept our rules, then they will be asked to frame their own set of regulations, to be implemented by the state machinery in coordination with the boards,” said minister De.

The state government has set August as the deadline to formalise the rules, which states that no reason cited for corporal punishment would be considered.

“There can be no excuse for beating up a student. When a teacher is appointed, he/she needs to make a declaration not to impose any kind of physical or mental torture on students. The new set of rules aims to ensure that under no circumstance can a teacher break that oath,” said De.

Earlier, parents and students needed to lodge a complaint with the school authorities before approaching the government for redress. Under the new rules, the government would be able to initiate a suo motu inquiry and appropriate action even on the basis of a media report.

The implementation of the rules is to be monitored by a state advisory council, which will also look into complaints. District-level committees comprising eminent citizens and school committees with representatives of students, teachers and guardians will help the council come to a decision.

Private schools said the government should “use its discretion” while implementing the proposed rules. “It is imperative to ascertain the genuineness of a complaint before pouncing on a school. We agree that students should be heard, but there should also be a body to protect the school,” said Raja McGee, the principal of Calcutta Boys’ School.

  • http:[email protected] Ratna Bhowmik

    To
    The head of cbse
    sub:complain against the registation no.SL-01623-1213
    Respected sir,
    I have the honour to inform you that I have applied for the year 2011-12 but according to the registation the date comes as for 2012-13.
    So I would like to request you to make it correct as earliest as possible.
    Thanking you.

  • sandeep

    iam student of guru amar dass public school in modal town,jalandhar at punjab.im in +2 med stream.i wnt to complain that maths sir name baljeet singh beat physically and gve sm unwanted comments .i want to ask tht would you help us .all students are frustrated from him.if u help then plz make my name secret

  • Drssameena

    In every school in kanyakumari district there is corporal punishment going on..even preschool kids are being hit with neem sticks or with rulers..only after putting my dauhgter in LKG in a school here have i encountered with this disgust of physical abuse going on against students..i heard a teacher slapped a 1st std kid..who will put an end to it..Clearly supreme court’s ban is not being followed..havenmt circulars been sent to schools all over india..please do intervene and put and end to this..

  • DIGVIJAY SINGH

    IN SUMITRA MODERN SCHOOL,
    NEPALAPUR ,SITAPUR.
    UP.
    EACH & EVERY STUDENT IS SUFFERING FROM TUTION TRAP LED BY THE FOLLOWING TEACHERS==============
    1-MR. ALOOK MISHRA AS A POST OF ENGLISH TEACHER IN SCHOOL,
    2-MR. RAHUL GUPTA THE CHEMISTRY TEACHER OF THE SCHOOL

    EVEN THE MANAGEMENT IS NOT PLAYING ANY SIGNIFICANT ROLE IS STOPING SUCH TRAPS AS EACH OF THEM TEACHES ABOUT MORE THAN 50 STUDENTS

  • Anita

    Ref circular dated 20th July 2016 issued by CBSE Board, Delhi not to use Corporal Punishment in Schools. I am writing this about JSM Public school, Fatehgarh, Dist. Farrukhabad U.P., school’s teachers, Principal, Manager and other staff are practicing Corporal Punishment very frequent in front of the students. The eyewitness students are n shock seeing a 6th standard boy beaten by hand & leg, even the boy fell on ground and manager hit him on his private parts. The injured boy was in extreme pain but still that guy was beating him. When enquired by his parents, he asked them to take away his child. Boy’s parents are very poor & not very educated. I met someday to that so called owner cum manager of the school and objected about the Corporal Punishment but he simply refused my concerned and replied that we teach kids this way only. My humble request to take action against that culprit so that these nurturing kids can be saved. Thanks