Commission for Protection of Child Rights: NCERT is banged for reprinting content and overlooked Juvenile Justice Act

Paridhi Arya

Published on: April 5, 2022 at 15:31 IST

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights wrote a letter to National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) after getting a complaint.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights slammed NCERT for ignoring the present conditions and environment and reprinting the content from last five years without paying heads to Juvenile Justice Act 2015.

In the Letter one story by Harsh Mander was discussed which named as “Weathering the storm in Ersama” in the Class IX book “Moments” it also included the story by other authors such as Mulk Raj Anand, Ruskin Bond etc.

The objection was story shows that the non-governmental organization performs all functions related to rescue and welfare this is wrong story building in the mind as the children should know about Disaster Management Agencies and other government agencies and their mechanism of work.

After the examination by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights the contents of the story are not as per the rule of Juvenile Justice Act 2015.

There are even two other stories also pointed out by the Commission they are “ A Home on the Street” and “Paying for his tea” which are also needed to be examined as they also represent similar situations.

“I don’t have much idea about the issue as I was not part of  NCERT then. I have asked the experts to look into it and take these matters into the considerations during rationalisation of the syllabus” replied by D.P. Saklani . D.P. Saklani had joined as the director of NCERT in February.

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