Police Verification of Delhi School Non-Teaching Staff in 3 Weeks
A decision to install CCTVs in all classrooms, stairways, galleries, washrooms, etc in schools was also taken.
In the wake of a 7-year-old boy's murder in a Gurugram school bathroom, and the rape of a minor girl in a school in Delhi, the Delhi government on Monday announced police verification of non-teaching staff of all government/private schools in three weeks.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said all schools would furnish details of such staff within a week to the police , which in turn will complete the verification in 15 days.
Sisodia said the decision was taken in an emergency meeting on Monday.
A decision to install closed-circuit television (CCTVs) in all classrooms, stairways, galleries, washrooms, and other open spaces in the schools was also taken.
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Though no deadline was given for this, Sisodia said monthly reports on whether the CCTVs were functional or not should be submitted by all schools to the Delhi government.
He said a committee comprising principals of schools of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi government, New Delhi Municipal Council, the private ones, and officials of transport and education departments would be set up to suggest steps ensuring student safety in schools.
Regarding these measures, Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner of police (Eastern Range), said:
The Delhi police gave points to the deputy CM on verification of school employees, enhancing CCTV coverage and ensuring apt strength of security guards from recognised agencies. These were given to the concerned departments for implementation.Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police
(With inputs from IANS)
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