Govt asks schools to allow random police checking around premises

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national Capital to allow random checking by police personnel around their premises during the period of change of shift or closing of the school. The schools have also been asked to submit a report in this regard regarding the presence of police personnel or police van.The Task Force on Women Safety in Delhi has been holding meetings to ensure that actionable measures for women safety are taken. In one of the meetings, it was decided that Delhi Police should intensify random checking around schools, especially at the time of change of shift or closing of the school. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIn a meeting held recently to review the progress on various action points relating to the recommendations of the Task Force, it was decided that all schools under the Directorate of Education (DoE) must ascertain as to whether these checkings are taking place or not, a senior DoE official said. It has accordingly been decided that all principals of government and private schools shall ascertain the presence of police personnel or mobile police van around school premises during the period of change of shift or closing of the school. Schools are also required to submit a report in this regard, the official added. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe DoE has also directed that in case of schools running in a double shift, principals of both the shifts of the school in consultation and coordination with each other shall depute two to three teachers for 15 minutes at the gate of school before the change of the shift and 15 minutes after closing. Similarly, in case of schools running in a single shift, heads of schools concerned shall depute two to three teachers for 15 minutes before the closing of the school and 15 minutes after closing. In June, the Dialogue and Development Commission constituted the Task Force for Women Safety in public transport in Delhi. The commission advises the Delhi government on key policy issues to ensure safety and improve the quality of commuting for women travellers on public transport in the national Capital. “The task force will conduct both off and on-ground reviews and monitor all existing schemes for women’s safety in Delhi, and will propose new plans for strengthening women’s safety in the Capital,” Jasmine Shah, Vice-Chairperson of the DDC, said.last_img

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