After the murder of class II student in Ryan International School’s Bhondsi branch, CBSE has taken a strict stand to ensure the safety of children in schools. CBSE and the Haryana School Education Act has given an ultimatum of “15 to 20 days” to schools to abide by the safety and security conditions which has been laid down by them. The schools will have to submit self-certified documents confirming about it to the Deputy Commissioner’s office as well as the District Education Officer (DEO), Indian Express reported. Following this, an audit will be conducted to analyse the same. Most parents would be now wondering whether the school their child attends fullfills these criteria.
The directions were given by Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh in a meeting with school representative on Saturday where he also asked the school to meet the required criteria as per the Haryana School Education Act. Amongst the conditions laid down by the authorities, much emphasis has been given on installing good quality CCTV cameras, ensuring police verification of teaching and non-teaching staff, covering water tanks and putting up signage warning of their presence, installing emergency alarms in the school, having a medical check-up room as well as separate bathrooms for drivers and conductors.
Vinay Pratap Singh has also asked the school representatives to form a committee under the Juvenile Justice Act, POCSO Act, and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act. He has also asked them to follow the Surakshit Vahan Policy and wanted them to ensure few outsiders are let in the school campuses and whosoever enters should be monitored carefully. After the meeting was over, Singh talking to the reporters said, Ryan International, Bhondsi will once again be operative from Monday after its closure following the unfortunate incident.