Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 16:
Concerned over instances of atrocity on students by the teachers in schools in some states including Odisha, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has framed new guidelines to curb such unethical practices.
The Board, while taking note of such incidents which has tarnished the reputation of the schools on which the parents and guardians have begun losing their faith, has formulated guidelines to ensure the safety of the students.
As per the new guidelines, there would be mandatory provision of installation of CCTV cameras in all classrooms to monitor the activities of the teachers.
Besides, the Board has also made it compulsory for all teachers, the management bodies and all staffs to be aware of the section 19(i) and 21 of the Chile Atrocity Act so that if any such incident comes to their notice, they would inform the police at once.
Apart from this, the Board has also framed a 23-point guideline to curb child atrocity and would impart training to the teachers and staffs under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme by incorporating the guideline in the scheme. The training would be on the subject relating to child atrocity, gender equality and social discrimination.
The Board has also decided to ask the school authorities to put up a suggestion box where the students would state their problems and opinions. Later, the school authorities, after going through these opinions, will take necessary measures in this regard.
Welcoming the decisions of the Board, several schools have said this would make the students feel secure. They have also promised to follow the CBSE guidelines in letter and spirit.
“We have already implemented these provisions. Besides, we have employed some staff to keep an eye on each student”, said Bijay Kumar Sahu, principal of Sai International School.