Stating corporal punishment continues to plague the education system, the National Commission of Protection of Child's Rights (NCPCR) issued guidelines to the education departments across all states and to the various chief secretaries, calling for a ban on corporal punishment.

According to the latest NCPCR report, 68 complaints of corporal punishment were made in 2010-11 against 61 in 2009-10 respectively and 42 in 2008-09.