New Delhi: Soon around one lakh teachers will be sensitized about maintaining a safe and secure environment for the students inside the school. In a first of its kind, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will be holding video conference with the teachers of both government and private schools in Delhi and other states for raising awareness.
According to child rights body, they are here to protect children lives and in next few months, they will hold the conference with the teachers where they will be briefed about their responsibility towards child safety.
"Earlier we held meetings with stakeholders and decided to use the digital mode to reach the teachers," said Priyank Kanoongo, a key member of NCPCR.
The commission further claimed that in India there are around 80 lakh teachers. It will target the school teachers of every single district. State commissions will also be roped in for the initiative.
An official from the commission stated that apart from safety, the teachers will also be told about the ways through which students can develop to their full potential. Fee-harassment will be another important topic which will be discussed in the conference.
Child rights body wants that the children should not be harassed for non-payment of fees and there should be no discriminative behavior of the school authorities, for which they had written to chief secretaries of all states.
Recently, the commission had found that 13.5 per cent of principals are not in favour of admissions of the children from Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Sections (DG).
The commission also investigated the average shortfall from the target of 25 per cent EWS category admissions as per RTE across various regions of Delhi for 2016-17 at entry level class only.
As per the analysis, South Delhi has the lowest shortfall with average 3 per cent while North East Delhi has an alarming shortfall of 14 per cent.