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Code of conduct for teachers in schools
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO- 1477 SHRI KANWAR DEEP SINGH & N.K. SINGH
(a) whether Government has finalized new guidelines on the code of conduct for teachers;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether there has been an increase in student deaths over the past year due to psychological damage; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWERED ON-24.08.2012 by MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (DR. D. PURANDESWARI)
(a) to (c): The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has developed a “Code of Professional Ethics of Teacher” (2009). The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also issued Guidelines regarding Code of Conduct of teachers in schools affiliated to it. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has in 2009 developed Code of Conduct for teachers in higher educational institutes.
(d) & (e): According to the Report of the “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India” (2011) of the National Crime Records Bureau, the total number of suicides due to failure the examination in 2010 and 2011 was 2,479 and 2,381 respectively.
It is difficult to attribute reasons; there can be various social, economic or personal issues which can lead to stress and anxiety amongst children resulting in such incidents.