In view of the brutal murder on the premises of Ryan International School, Bhondsi, Haryana government will now conduct safety and security audits through third parties, and take severe action against schools found violating the norms.
Addressing a press conference in Gurgaon, KK Khandelwal, the additional chief secretary of education, said a new legislation by next year will help the administration to slam stricter penalties on errant schools.
He added, “The sub-divisional magistrates will delegate agencies to perform the audits in their respective areas, and the schools shall be ranked on the basis of those audits. If their ranking is low, they will need to bring down their fees. The district education officer will inspect each school and submit its report.”
Speaking to City Spidey, Ashish Kakkar, a parent, said, “Today’s schools charge a bomb for their infrastructure. At least, they should provide the same. This initiative will, hopefully, keep them in check.”