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Chandigarh: School directed to give a month’s salary of teacher to student

Seventeen days after a complaint was lodged alleging flogging of a Class 4 student in Adarsh Public School in Sector 20, a child rights panel on Friday directed the school authorities to give one month’s salary of the accused teacher to the victim and take disciplinary action against her.

punjab Updated: Feb 18, 2017 13:57 IST
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Seventeen days after a complaint was lodged alleging flogging of a Class 4 student in Adarsh Public School in Sector 20, a child rights panel on Friday directed the school authorities to give one month’s salary of the accused teacher to the victim and take disciplinary action against her.

Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) also asked the school to send action taken report along with the copy of the cheque given to the parents of the 9-year-old child. The principal of the school also has to sensitise teachers and children of the school against corporal punishment.

CCPCR member Pramod Sharma said canning needs to be taken seriously and only after taking such stern actions, lesson will be learnt.

After pursuing the statements of the accused teacher Reena Guleria and the parents of the student, it was established that Guleria gave the corporal punishment to the child, which was in violation of the RTE Act.

Victim’s father Ravi Kant, who lodged the complaint with the commission on January 31, had alleged that in spite of being a topper, his son was beaten with iron scale on his hands. However when Kant took up the issue with the principal, the teacher admitted that she had beaten the kid twice with iron scale assuming that he had got zero marks in a test where as it was some other student who had got zero marks.

However, the teacher in her statement had mentioned that by mistake she gave the punishment to Class 4 student with iron scale.

Father had even filed a complaint with the local police. However, the two sides reached a compromise following which Kant approached CCPCR.