Guidelines to States issued on safety of kids: Centre to SC
THE Centre on Wednesday apprised the Supreme Court that it has issued guidelines and advisories to all states on safety and security of school children after brutal killing of seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School at Gurugram.
The Human Resource Development Ministry, in an affidavit, assured the top court that it was willing to take further measures “in view of emergent requirements” to ensure safety of children in schools across the nation. Responding to the PILs including one filed by Barun Chandra Thakur, father of the deceased child, the Centre, however, said it had a limited role as its guidelines. “It is pertinent to mention that this department has taken cognisance to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools. Guidelines and advisories on safety and security of children have been issued as and when needed,” the Centre said.
The apex court had on October 9 asked all the state Governments to ensure that the Centre’s guidelines on safety of children.