Despite of banned, Corporal Punishment is being practiced in some CBSE Affiliated Schools across the nation. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has again reminded the schools affiliated to it, to completely eliminate such practices and actions, strictly. In writing, the board further laid stress on the strong rules framed by Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act as well, against such practices.
The letter was send to all CBSE schools, intended to sensitize the faculty and school staff, elaborated in writing that RTE Act defines Corporal Punishment as physical or mental harassment, which is illegal and is liable to punishable under sections 17(1) and 17(2). The Act was brought after seeing the consequences of Physical Punishment suffered by child leading to an unhealthy mental condition, including symptoms of - increased aggressive attitude, behavior resembling vandalism, decreased self-esteem, reduced confidence and concentration strength and other serious defects.
On the issue, Dr Pawan Adatia, Psychiatrist told that even mild form of punishment can affect child’s mental condition adversely, especially when performed in from of other peers. The self-respect of a child may be jeopardized and child can sulk into trauma, in worst cases it can lead to suicides as well. He further advised teachers to find the reason behind the problem of child by talking it out with him and his parents.
Principal of Suyash Convent, Anurag Pandey said that a child must get often receive positive appreciation and recognition for the things he do, this helps in a long run to boost his morale.