Government releases guidelines on corporal punishment

Apr 28 ,2012 10:01 AM
Government releases guidelines on corporal punishment

The draft was considered by the Commission and finalized thereafter. The document ‘Eliminating Corporal Punishment in Schools’, was released by the Minister for Women and Child Development on the occasion of the Foundation Day of NCPCR at New Delhi after consulting and obtaining concurrence of Department of School Education and Literacy.

Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishna Tirath said that the ministry has released guidelines on corporal punishment in schools. These have been drafted by a committee constituted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The committee held several consultations for drafting the guidelines. The draft was considered by the Commission and finalized thereafter. The document ‘Eliminating Corporal Punishment in Schools’, was released by the Minister for Women and Child Development on the occasion of the Foundation Day of NCPCR at New Delhi after consulting and obtaining concurrence of Department of School Education and Literacy. The document covers perceptions about corporal punishment, long term consequences of corporal punishment, and guidelines for affirmative action in schools for the positive development of children.  (SSNS)

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