The Rajasthan government has decided to introduce a chapter in the school books of Class 10 and 12 students to raise awareness on incidents of crime against women.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, briefing the Assembly on July 16 , said, “The condition of women is in grave danger in our country and in six months, there have been cases of 24,000 rape incidents reported. Taking cognizance of this, the government will introduce chapters in classes 10 and 12 to raise awareness among school children regarding the incidents of crime against women.”
Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra said it is likely that the chapters would be included as soon as the 2020-21 academic year. “The board will introduce chapters on this topic soon. We are trying to introduce the chapters from the next academic year 2020-21,” he said.
Meanwhile, the government has also informed the Assembly that 1,000 vacant teacher posts in government schools will soon be filled. Higher Education Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati said there are 6,500 sanctioned posts for teachers in government colleges of which 4,500 are already filled and 2,000 are vacant.
The minister also mentioned that the number of seats in government colleges across the state have been increased by 37,000.