Gurugram: Putting emphasis on safety of students inside the school premises and school buses, the Deputy Commissioner Amit Khatri addressed a gathering at a district-level school safety committee meeting on Tuesday.
He categorically stated that the safety of students is of paramount importance and action will be initiated against erring schools to improve the situation.
While addressing the gathering, Khatri asserted that the casual attitude towards the safety of student would not be tolerated. He said that the district administration is adopting the Gaming Model, under which, schools with good security arrangement will be appreciated, whereas the the schools, which do not implement security standards, would be ‘named and shamed’.
He asked the representatives of private schools to refrain from adopting casual approach and apply the standards set for the safety of children at their school premises and school buses.
As many as 200 school principals and the representatives of the management attended the meeting at DPS School in sector 45.
In the meeting, members of audit team of the safety committee shared their observation on the several anomalies found in the school buses and premises. Divya Vaishnav, who works as a consultant with the Gurugram Police, explained the various aspects of POCSO Act and sexual offences during the meeting.
The committee was formed in 2017 following the murder of a school student to address the issue of security in private schools. The committee was assigned to check several measures taken by private school for safe transportation, safety within the premises, awareness among parents among other parameters.
District Education Officer Captain Indu Boken said that several aspects related to the security of the students were discussed in the meeting. “The purpose of this meeting was to ensure that every student feel safe within the school premises and school buses,” she said.