CBSE sets 2-month deadline for schools to install CCTV camera
Gurugram : In a latest CBSE circular released days after the death of Pradyuman at Ryan International School in Gurugram, the schools have been given a deadline of two months to install CCTV cameras and file a report of psychometric test of all the school staff including the supporting staff.
"Verification and evaluation for non-teaching staff such as bus drivers, conductors, peon and other support staff may be done very carefully and in a detailed manner," the circular read.
The CBSE circular 'Safety of Children in Schools' has mentioned stringent measures for the schools to ensure safety of kids inside the premises.
“Owing to increasing incidents involving safety and well-being of school children. The onus for safety and security of children in school campus shall solely lie upon the school authorities. It is a fundamental right of a child to engage and study in an environment where he/she feels safe and is free from any form of physical or emotional abuse or harassment,” the circular read.
The circular also involves: (1) Install CCTV Cameras at all vulnerable areas/point in the School premises and ensure they are functional at all times (2) Ensure that supporting staff is employed only from authorized agencies and proper records are maintained (3) The access to school building by outsiders should be controlled and visitors monitored, among others.