Steps to Check Corporal Punishment in Schools
The Affiliation Byelaws of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) empower the School Managing Committee to place an employee under suspension if charged with cruelty with any student or employee of the school. CBSE has also issued guidelines to schools for ensuring an atmosphere free from fear in each affiliated school.
Since majority of the schools are within the purview of the State Governments, no centralized data on corporal punishment is maintained by this Ministry. However, CBSE does receive sporadic complaints of corporal punishment against independent schools affiliated with it. CBSE received 10 such complaints during the year 2015, which included 4 from Madhya Pradesh and 1 each from Assam, Rajasthan, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Chhattisgarh. In the year 2016, there were 7 complaints, including 2 from Madhya Pradesh and 1 each from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. CBSE takes up such complaints with the concerned School Management Committee for appropriate action.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Sh.Prakash Javadekar today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.