Delhi Govt. Launched ‘DESH KE MENTOR’ Programme, Raises Serious Concerns-Know More About It

The Desh ke Mentor programme was launched by the regime of Delhi. This programme was launched with the objective of connecting students who are studying in classes 9 to 11 with voluntary mentors.
People that are aged between 18 to 35 can sign on to be mentors under this programme through an app.

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A team from the Delhi Technological University developed the app.
This app will connect students who supported their mutual interests.
Under this mentorship programme regular phone calls are administrated for a minimum of two months period and they are often further extended for an additional four months.

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The idea of this programme was that young mentors are ready to guide students regarding matters associated with career options, educational activity, teaching entrance exams preparation, and addressing pressure.
44,000 people have signed au fait this platform as mentors and are working with 1.76 lakh children from the state.

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NCPCR raised certain concerns regarding this programme like assigning children a mentor of the identical gender doesn’t assure their safety from any quite abuse. Also, there’s an absence of police verification of the mentors who have signed up. A mental testing conducted on the mentors doesn’t provide a full proof assessment of the potential threat to any child from a mentor. Crimes can even be conducted via phone, thus limiting interactions under this programme only to phone calls also doesn’t make sure the child’s safety.

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The Department of Education should protect the kids from any such situations and that they should be held in control of any happenings. The parent’s consent also can’t be used as a variety of cushions by the department if there’s any case of untoward incident.

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A Code of conduct for mentors regarding this programme has been issued by the DoE that states that the mentors aren’t to encourage sexual relations or physical contact with a child; ban of sharing of pornographic materials; no contacting the kids after 8 pm by the mentors; mentors can’t ask the kid to fulfill them alone; personal details can not be asked; interacting under the influence of intoxicating substances is prohibited; photos, stories, and videos can’t be collected and complete prohibition of uploading such materials to blogs or social networking sites.

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A complaint redressal mechanism has also been shared by the department associated with POCSO cases.