According to the Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE) on Tuesday, the Delhi government’s ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program now includes enhanced safety and security measures. Desh Ke Mentor program now requires that all mentors be verified by the police.
A few of the loopholes in the programme, which involves eminent citizens providing career guidance, have been alleged to expose students to dangers, and the commission requested the Delhi government to suspend it until these are addressed. As part of the NCPCR’s request for clarification, the NCPCR wrote to the chief secretary of the Delhi government.
According to the government, the Desh Ke Mentor initiative seeks to bring together children and strangers to assist children with their education and careers. This exposes children to threats to their safety and security. NCPCR notified the chief secretary of the Delhi government of the situation and asked for safety precautions. The Commission did not find the explanation sufficient when the Department of Education presented the mentor selection process and its remarks.
The NCPCR reviewed the answer and advised the Secretary of Education to halt the project until safety issues have been addressed.
The statement read.
New features of the programme introduced by the Department of Education include:
- Desh Ke Mentor program now requires that all mentors be verified by the police.
- A recording of all conversations between Mentors and Mentees.
- The masking of children’s and mentees’ contact information.
As part of the DoE’s efforts, all parent-student relationships are encouraged.
Members of the family can attend conversations between mentors and mentees on Desh Ke Mentor.
Desh Ke Mentor is updated by the Delhi government , Mentors must now be police verified.