Directorate of Education instructs schools to ban use of correction fluids, thinners

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August 26, 2017 4:43 PM

According to a recent circular sent to schools by the Directorate of Education (DoE), the use of correction fluids, whiteners and other substances have been banned.

Directorate of Education, circular, objection circular, use of thinner,  Juvenile Justice Board, DoEThe circular was sent to schools on August 17 by DoE, which instructed them to ban the use of vulcanised solutions, bottled correction fluids, thinners, whiteners, and diluters. (IE)

According to a recent circular sent to schools by the Directorate of Education (DoE), the use of correction fluids, whiteners and other substances have been banned. The circular was sent to schools on August 17 by DoE, which instructed them to ban the use of vulcanised solutions, bottled correction fluids, thinners, whiteners, and diluters. According to Indian Express report, the circular was a follow up of an order from the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in April in 2017 which had asked the government to ban the sale of such substances to anyone under the age of 18 years.

JJB further mentioned that such substances will only be provided to the children if they are being accompanied by parents or they have a letter from the school authority instructing them to buy it. The Family and Health Department of the government had also banned the use of fluids, whiteners, thinners in July this year. The then government had issued similar orders in 2012. After receiving the circular, the school principals said that after learning about it the parents have been intimated about it.

One of the principals said that the shopkeepers too need to be aware of this so that they do not sell the products to children. “Shopkeepers too need to be made aware that they should not sell these products to children,” said the principal of a South Delhi school. some people were of the opinion that implementing the order would be challenging in government schools since the number of students is larger.

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