03-13-2015, 07:33 PM
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) labeled bullying as a serious problem. It has issued a circular to all affiliated schools asking them to set up bullying committees.
In a circular dated March 9 Board has asked schools to appoint monitors, peer educators and counselors who will be trained to handle situations and report cases of bullying to the committee or the school head. "Responsibility to prevent any undesirable aspects of bullying and ragging rests on all stakeholders, including the leader of the institution, teachers, non-teachers, students, parents and communities," reads circular needle.
In a report sent to the Human Resource Development Ministry, the Board recommends measures that withholding or cancellation of results, suspension from attending classes or from school, imposition of fine and expulsion in rarest of rare cases, if a student is guilty of bullying classmates. It also recommended that a graduated system built up for taking such bullying cases.
As per the given instructions, bullying committee shall include a vice principal, counselor, parent-teacher association (PTA) representative, school Management Representative, a senior teacher, school physician, legal representative and peer educators. The Board has also asked the schools to act on comprehensive guidelines for school management, including measures that can be taken by school authorities in the level of abuse.