CBSE issues notice to Ryan, says death could have been averted
The CBSE on Saturday issued a show- cause notice to Ryan International School, Gurgaon, asking why its affiliation should not be withdrawn and said it had failed to observe “basic security measures”.
A two-member fact finding committee set up by CBSE following the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Kumar last week said it appeared from the sequence of events that Ryan’s International was guilty of gross negligence. The death could have been avoided had the school been more cautious, the show-cause notice said.
“The unfortunate death could have been averted had the school authorities discharged their duty with responsibility, care and security. The school failed to observe the basic security measures as stipulated by the board. “From the entire sequence of events it appears that the school is guilty of gross negligence and failed to ensure safety and security of students in its schools,” the notice said.
The school authorities have been asked to respond within 15 days on why its provisional affiliation should not be withdrawn for wilful violation of provisions of CBSE by-laws.
The probe panel said the school had no provision of toilets for drivers, conductors and cleaners and they were using the facilities meant for students and staff.
The CBSE notice also pointed out a safety breach in the school boundary wall (covered with barbed wires) which, the committee observed, is a threat to chil-