Jaipur, May 31 () The Rajasthan High Court has asked the Attorney General (AG), amicus curiae and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to suggest measures to prevent suicides by students in coaching institutes in the state, especially in Kota and Sikar districts. .
The court on Tuesday asked them to look into the matter and suggest how to develop an effective psychological counseling system to deal with the situation.
Along with this, the court has told senior advocate Sudhir Gupta that he can also give his suggestions for developing an effective mechanism based on the report of an expert.
The court has fixed July 20 as the date for hearing the matter.
The court has given this direction in the matter of taking suo motu cognizance of the incidents of suicide by the students of Kota’s coaching institutes.
During the hearing, the AG said that the counselors have been appointed on institutional basis and the information received from them is available with the monitoring committee. On this, the court said that it can be made more effective by taking the services of an organization like the Mental Health Foundation.
The court said that the report of Tata Institute of Science has already been presented in this matter. At the same time, the court has also given several guidelines from time to time and the state government has also established a regulatory mechanism, which is being monitored by the committee.
NCPCR’s advocate said that it is necessary to pay attention to the psychological counseling of the children. In such a situation, AG, Nyaya Mitra and NCPCR should give their suggestions on developing an effective psychological counseling system.