ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Corporal Punishment in Schools

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RtE) Act, 2009 prohibits physical punishment and mental harassment. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has called for elimination of corporal punishment in schools by detailing its varied expressions. However, this tends to address the problem from a legal-constitutional framework but is unlikely to address the tensions which spring from a debilitating and difficult work environment for teachers. It also does not make school managements accountable, choosing to focus only on teachers.

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