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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 04:57:47 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 06:24:44 PM »
Ki corporal punishment sirf eighth class tak hi ban hai ya 12th class tak? Kujh bachhe study lai kadi motivate nahi hunde and baki students di study vi disturb karde han bar bar kehn te vi nahi mande  bechara Teacher ki kare?


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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 04:54:41 PM »

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Re: News related to Punishment in schools
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 05:23:06 PM »
Kya news hai????????????

Media v time pass karda hai.

Bass issue chahida enu.


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Re: News related to Punishment in schools
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 03:25:24 PM »
Spare the rod, please
It's time to evolve new strategies to discipline the child

The issue of corporal punishment in schools has taken a new turn in the fast changing educational scenario in our country. The topic is being debated and discussed at length by the educationists and psychologists. But it is a universally recognised fact that punishment in any form in schools restricts the harmonious growth and development of children. It is believed that corporal punishment leads to adverse physical, mental, psychological and educational implications that emotionally scar the child for life. Researches on the potential effects of corporal punishment indicate that it could lead to the development of violent attitudes and actions in childhood and adult life. It could also result in low self-esteem, depression, delinquency '     all traits that no parent wants for their children.

In March, 2012, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued '  "guidelines for eliminating corporal punishment in schools'   , which appear to be comprehensive enough to understand the concept and meaning of punishment in a school system. It refers many preventive measures and strategies which the schoolteachers, school managements, state education departments and school boards of education, etc., can initiate as precautionary measures in schools to create conducive and joyful learning atmosphere. All these details have been vividly elaborated in this document. The commission has thus made a remarkable contribution in preparing the guidelines. The stakeholders are expected to go through these guidelines in order to protect child rights and create positive learning environment in schools.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child defines corporal punishment as physical force which is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light. Most involves hitting (smacking, slapping, spanking) children, with the hand or with an implement'    a whip, stick, belt, shoe, wooden spoon, etc. But it can also involve, for example, kicking, shaking or throwing children, scratching, pinching, biting, pulling hair or boxing ears, forcing children to stay in uncomfortable positions, burning, scalding or forced ingestion (for example, washing children's mouths out with soap or forcing them to swallow hot spices). In the view of the committee, corporal punishment is invariably degrading. In addition, there are other non-physical forms of punishment that are also cruel and degrading and thus incompatible with the convention. These include, for example, punishment which belittles, humiliates, denigrates, scapegoats, threatens, scares or ridicules the child.

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which has come into force with effect from April 1, 2010, prohibits '   ..."physical punishment' and '   ..."mental harassment' under Section 17(1) and makes it a punishable offence under Section 17(2). The provisions read as follows: (1) No child shall be subjected to physical punishment or mental harassment. (2) Whoever contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be liable to disciplinary action under the service rules applicable to such person. Sections 8 and 9 of the RTE Act place a duty on the appropriate government and the local authority to '   ..."ensure that the child belonging to weaker section and the child belonging to disadvantaged group are not discriminated against and prevented from pursuing and completing elementary education on any grounds'. The RTE Act does not preclude the application of other legislation that relates to the violations of the rights of the child, for example, booking the offenses under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989.

The first and the foremost step, which the state governments need to take, is to reduce the existing large size of classes. The ideal teacher-student ratio needs to be strictly followed as per the provisions of the RTE. It will enable the teachers not only to control the class effectively but also to help them in making teaching more joyful, lively and effective. It should be made mandatory for schools to have at least one regular, experienced and well-trained counsellor to solve the problems of a student. The parents need to be more responsive and should co-operate teachers in creating better teaching-learning environment in schools. They should also attend parent-teacher meetings held by the school.

State education departments should also organise seminars, orientation programmes and workshops in order to update the knowledge of teachers with preventive strategies that they need to follow to improve the teacher-student relationship and create a child-friendly environment in schools. Apart from teaching, teachers and parents are also expected to inculcate moral and ethical values in children. They should also help them to channelise their energies in creative and innovative pursuits. Above all, the teachers should not be overburdened with non-teaching assignments such as collection of student fee, maintenance of school funds and other similar assignments. Their main focus should be on teaching and solving the problems of students.


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Re: News related to Punishment in schools
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 07:01:55 AM »
Teacher torture: Punishment most foul
July 09, 2012

In an incident that sent shock waves across the nation, a hostel warden at Visva Bharati University in West Bengal forced a fifth-class student to drink her own urine as a punishment for bed-wetting. Uma
Poddar, the warden of Karabi Girls' Hostel at the University in Santiniketan, was
 arrested by the police
on Monday, after the 10-year-old victim's parent filed a case against her for the heinous act.

The warden was later granted bail but the university authorities wasted no time in suspending her. Describing the incident as 'deplorable', Visva Bharati university vice-chancellor Sushanta Dasgupta said the warden has been suspended.

The University sources however claimed the warden had made the girl lick the bedsheet she had wetted and had not forced her to drink her urine.


We conducted a poll and asked our readers is punishing a student in such a horrible manner right? An emphatic 97.67 %  readers said no agreeing with the fact that bed-wetting is a medical condition and punishing a child for this is unjustified.

Netizens on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook expressed shock and horror at the unfortunate incident, that has left the 10-year-old traumatised.

A reader, Nishchal P commented, the warden needs some psychiatric help, adding that kids sometimes suffer from different mental disorders like fear from unknown, attention deficit disorder, etc that can make kids pee in their bed. But this kind of punishment harms more than helps them.

Another reader, Salila was of the opinion that the warden...must be severely punished. "There must be several such cases, but may never come to light. Any parent would want to collect their daughter immediately upon hearing such a thing," she commented.

To the question - Should physical punishments in the name of discipline be banned in schools? - 79.75% people responded positively.

The warden told the girl's mother what she did was a 'treatment to stop a bad habit'. However, her defence did not find any buyers.

Reader Mohan Jain on Facebook commented, "Uncivilized, disgusting, shameful, unbelievable act. This country is going backwards."

Edward Gura commented, "Really inhuman, especially on an innocent blemish less young soul. What a shame for progressive society."

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) immediately got into action and slapped a notice on the West Bengal government asking it to probe the matter and submit a report in the next 10 days. Prime Minister's Office too sought a report on the incident.


Sickening! :/ 'Girl penalized to drink her urine in India''  
'     Rida Imran (@Rida_Imran) July 9, 2012

Unbelievable. Student forced to drink her own urine by warden at Tagore's Shantiniketan:
'     Jahnabi Barooah (@jbarooah) July 9, 2012

Amongst the most horrific stories I have ever seen, a ten year old child being forced to drink urine after wetting her bed
'     bhupendra chaubey (@bhupendrachaube) July 9, 2012

Tagore built Shantiniketan to humanise education. A warden there makes a 10-year-old drink own urine for peeing in bed. What can be more sad
'     Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) July 9, 2012

Idealists turned psychopaths --> Student forced to drink her urine in Visva-Bharati
'     Shruti Sharma (@sacredeastwind) July 9, 2012

Visva Bharati incidence. Condemnable indeed. But we should watch if this is not a media hype.
'     Arun Chakraborty (


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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 07:06:09 AM »
Ministry sits on child justice bill
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 10, 2012
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Had the proposed amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act been in place, the hostel warden who forced a 10-yr-old residential student of Santiniketan's Patha Bhavan to drink her own urine last week could have found herself behind bars for five years.  The Women & Child Development ministry, which has proposed the changes to the Juvenile Justice Act, being renamed as the Child Justice (Care, Protection and Rehabilitation of Children) Act, has not been able to finalise the changes so far.   

For corporal punishment involving simple injury and emotional distress to the child, a jail term of up to a year is being proposed under the amended law. For subsequent offences, it would be three years. A second conviction would mean dismissal from service.

To protect children in educational institutions, the government has for the first time defined corporal punishment and ragging in the proposed changes to the Act. A five-year imprisonment has been proposed if a child is grievously hurt or subjected to severe mental trauma. A repeat of such an offence would invite a seven-year jail term. Tough measures have also been proposed to check severe ragging '     up to two years' imprisonment, a fine of Rs. 10,000 or both. Ragging by an institution's staff would put them at the risk of dismissal and a ban on working with children.

A ministry official said, "We are in the process of finalising the changes. After that we will go to the cabinet for approval." Sources said given the tardy speed in finalising the changes, the amended bill is not likely to be tabled during the monsoon session of Parliament.


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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 12:27:39 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 12:53:13 PM »
ki lodh hai BLO duty/CCE/36 Period/Chowkidari/Thekedari/cook/clerk/daak/sewadar di duty ton baad niyane kuttan di. Inha padhna hai taan padhan nahi padhna na padhan. Jaker madi mota Bacha BImar ho gaya taan Panchayat te Mehkame ne usse waqt karwai karke badli ya suspension kar deni hai.



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