“A BJP activist from Chhattisgarh has filed a complaint with NCPCR, who in return asked us about the steps we have taken to ensure children’s safety. After we have answered each and every question of theirs, NCPCR has stated that no police verification is being done of the mentees,” he stated throughout a press convention.
“NCPCR has further said that there is a probability of child trafficking via phone calls and asked whether there is any mechanism to prevent the origin of cybercrime and child trafficking,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister stated, sharing that on the above-talked about grounds the fee has requested to “immediately suspend the concerned scheme initiative”.
“It means, if an IIT and IIM graduate student wishes to mentor a government school student to help him or her succeed in life, then the BJP will blame them for committing cybercrime,” he stated, including that this step exhibits “how the BJP does not wish to see the youth of this country progressing”.
Launched in October 2021, the programme goals to supply voluntary mentors to college students from Class 9 to 12. Those aged between 18 and 35 can signal as much as change into mentors by means of an app developed by Delhi Technological University.
The Commission acknowledged that it acquired a illustration from one Lalit Wadher final 12 months, who alleged that the programme permits youngsters to get in touch with “unknown persons”, and exposes them to hazard.
To which, Sisodia stated: “Those who volunteered to be mentors are made to undergo a psychometric test, their educational background is taken care of and they are trained accordingly, only after which they are assigned a mentee. We have also ensured that mentees are only assigned mentors of the same gender.”
On Thursday, AAP MLA Atishi held a press convention over the suspension of the mentorship programme and stated that this newest transfer of the BJP confirmed the self-love of the occasion and its authorities equipment.
So far, 1,74,000 mentees have been mentored by 44,000 mentors beneath the programme, Sisodia instructed the media.