Ultimatum set for schools to implement new safety rules
Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh has directed the management and representatives of all private schools in the city to ensure adequate safety and security, including transportation services, as per Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) guidelines.
The Deputy Commissioner also directed the school representatives to obtain fire safety certificates within a month and conduct a safety and security audit.
Meanwhile, District authorities have directed schools in Noida to implement the safety guidelines issued by the CBSE by September 30.
Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate said that a verification drive would be launched after that date and action would be taken against the schools if the guidelines were found to have been improperly implemented.
The directions came after the killing of a seven-year-old boy at a Gurugram school and the rape of a five-year-old girl at a school in Delhi, both the incidents sparked a national outrage.
Following the incidents, the CBSE had issued new security-related guidelines to schools while putting the onus on them for the safety of students on their premises.