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B’NGIR STUDENT HARASSMENT: NHRC SEEKS ATR Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

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B’NGIR STUDENT HARASSMENT: NHRC SEEKS ATR
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the State School and Mass Education (SME) Secretary to submit an action-taken report (ATR) on the issue of demand of `5,000 by a teacher from a school student for damaging her vehicle in Balangir district.
According to reports, on September 17, a women teacher of Pandrapita School in Balangir Sadar Block asked a Class VIII student Somnath Pasayat to take out her scooter from the school veranda. While taking out the scooter, Somnath lost his balance and damaged the vehicle.
Upon this, the teacher got infuriated and asked the boy to pay `5,000 towards the repairment. Unable to pay the money, the student did not come to school. After the puja vacation when Somnath came to school, the teacher again demanded the money for repair. Again due to unable to pay the amount, the student stopped coming to school.
Acting on a complaint lodged by Dr SubashMohaptra, the NHRC issued a notice to the State Government to submit ATR within four weeks.
Meanwhile in a related development, SME Additional Secretary J Mohanty issued a notice to the District Magistrate of Balangir, the District Education Officer and the Director, Secondary Education to submit an ATR within seven days.
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