The district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar, BN Singh, yesterday issued notices to all CBSE schools in the district to submit in the next 15 days a memorandum on the safety measures adopted by them.
The notice comes after the failure of schools to comply with two earlier deadlines issued in September and October.
“We have been working hard for the security of the students and gaining the confidence of parents, following the recent tragic incidents in schools. We had already served two notices to all private schools in the district. This time, the compliance report will be submitted to the CBSE board,” confirmed Singh.
In the wake of the gruesome murder of Pradyuman Thakur of Ryan International School, Bhondsi, in September, parents from across the NCR have been demanding better security measures on school premises and in school buses.
In prompt response, the district administration formed two teams to inspect school buses and school premises randomly. The teams included the city magistrate, the assistant regional transport officers (ARTOs), police personnel and fire-safety officials.
Schools, too, adopted a slew of measures to improve security within their premises. Some issued unique identification cards, installed more CCTV cameras, started background checks of teaching and non-teaching staff, and initiated regular counselling of children, parents and teachers.
However, a few loopholes persisted, and hence the district administration stepped in with legal directives.
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