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J-K govt calls for establishing Child Protection Committees in schools

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The government has called for

setting up of Child Protection Committees in all schools and other educational centres to safeguard children's rights.

Jammu at a meeting directed school heads and representatives to take onus of protecting children.

"For that there is need to take appropriate measures," he said.

A meeting was convened to discuss the framework, necessity for establishing, promoting and strengthening child protection mechanism that recognises, promotes and protects child rights at the grassroots level.

It was attended by Additional Arun Manhas, Child Welfare Committee Jammu Shalini Sharma, JK Sudan, ZEOs, principals of various schools, private school association and JK private school coordination committee besides others officers of the Department.

Kumar called for formation of an internal complaint redress cell in every school and asked for monitoring the behaviour of teachers, staff and students.

"Report child rights violation incidents and follow the Vishaka Guidelines stipulated by the regarding sexual harassment at workplace.If required, refer such incidents to the appropriate authorities," the DC told principals.

He further asked them to ensure the barring of punishment in their respective schools.

Emphasising on imparting moral to the students, the DC instructed the principals to conduct workshops and parent-teacher meetings especially in government-run schools.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 18:25 IST