Resorting to corporal punishment in class or forcing students to purchase books, uniforms and other stationery from a particular shop could land one up to three years in jail, according to a draft Bill.
A key government body on Monday
unveiled guidelines to eliminate physical punishment and
discipline schools after a survey came up with shocking
findings on students being subjected to corporal punishment.
Days after a court ordered trial of the principal of La Martiniere School for alleged abetment to suicide of a student, WB government informed Calcutta HC that it had issued guidelines to prohibit corporal punishment in schools.
The Assam government Monday introduced a tough legislation banning corporal punishment in schools with provision for prosecuting errant teachers, including suspension and even termination from service.