GB Nagar administration issues strict warning to schools to ramp up security

Photo: Avishek Dubey
Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Nearly a week after the Ryan International murder in Gurgaon, the district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar on Wednesday held a comprehensive meeting with principals of various private and government schools in Noida to make it clear that the guidelines and directions of the Supreme Court, the CBSE and the state government would have to be complied with for student safety.

BN Singh, district magistrate, who chaired the meeting attended by hundreds of representatives of schools across Noida, laid emphasis on the submission of building-plan layouts, CCTV coverage, and the verification of school staff and security agencies operating on the premises.

Luv Kumar, SSP of Gautam Budh Nagar, said CCTV cameras had to be installed outside the washroom, the canteen, the corridors, the playground, the entry and exit points of the school and even the bus stand. “Iron wire fencing over the boundary wall is also necessary,” Kumar added.

“The school must also set up a surveillance room to monitor the CCTV cameras and appoint a man specifically for the job,” Kumar said to schools.

BN Singh told City Spidey that he had given the schools three days to submit a report of the school staff, except the principal and the teachers. “We have also given the schools 15 days to fulfil the security requirements. The district administration will then conduct an inspection of all the schools, and if found wanting in any way, tough action will be taken,” Singh added.

"We also told schools to follow the transport guidelines and CBSE rules. Each school bus will have to have CCTV cameras and a GPS; the schoolbus should not be exceeding 40 km per hour at any point; and the driver should have at least five years of experience and have a valid driver’s licence. Every school bus should have the name of the school clearly written on it,” Singh said.

The district administration will also soon conduct an eye check-up camp for all schoolbus drivers at the district hospital in Sector 30. This Sunday, it will organise a workshop for all school staff at Mahamaya School in Sector 44, Noida, where they will be taught how to react in case of a disaster or mishap.

"ID cards should be issued to both parents and the peripheral staff,” Singh added.

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