KV campuses ramp up security
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN HAS MADE DEPUTIES OF THE AREA RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF NEW STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES
NEW DELHI: Days after the central board of secondary education (CBSE) issued safety guidelines for affiliated schools following the murder of a 8-year-old boy in aG ur ga on School, Kendriya-Vidya ly as( K Vs) has also issued a similar directive to schools.
The Ken dri ya Vi dy a lay a Sang a than( K VS ), under the ministry of human resource development (H RD ), has made deputy commissioner soft he area responsible for any violations of these standard safety procedures.
School authorities have been asked to monitor the work of watch and ward services while also maintaining a CCTV surveillance system on campus. Up keep oftheschool building,police veri- fication of all staff engaged on contract or outsourced staff are some of the other responsibilities.
“Safety and security of students is a paramount concern for the KVs hence any lapses and dereliction of duty at any level will be viewed seriously. It is the responsibility of deputy commissioners to ensure and monitor the implementation of the required safety measures effectively in all KVs in their respective jurisdic- ti on ,” reads the circular issued by the Sangathan.
It further states that the recent mishaps as reported in various schools of the country are quite alarming. There are more than 1,100-odd KVs in the country, where more than 1.2 million students study.
“These incidents reflectlapses of student safety norms and under line the need to strengthen our existing system to make K Vs safe places for students,” it further points out.
According to a senior KV official, several embarrasing incidents have recently been circulated in the media.
“It is pertinent to mention that on receipt of reports ... the KVS has already initiated disciplinary action against erring officials,” he said.