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A month after panel formed, 15 Gurgaon schools picked for safety check

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The district education officer (DEO) finally organised a draw of lots on Wednesday and selected 15 schools where the school safety committee will carry out checks from January 23. The committee members, however, told TOI that the DEO held the draw without informing them about it. The district administration had formed a school safety committee to check security arrangements in schools in December. On December 5, the committee came up with safety guidelines for schools and planned random inspections. The schools to be inspected were to be selected by a...
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Install CCTV cameras, conduct random checks, DIOS tells schools in Lucknow

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In the wake of the incident at Bright Land Inter College, where a class I student was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged object by a senior girl inside the toilet on Tuesday, district inspector of schools (DIOS) Mukesh Kumar Singh on Wednesday issued a circular asking schools for police verification of school staff and private school van drivers and conductors, and keep them safely in the school. In a fresh set of directives, Singh has asked all schools, including government, government-aided and private, affiliated to UP, CBSE and CISCE board...
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CBSE cancels giving out permanent affiliations, asks schools to apply afresh

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The move is aimed to bring in greater accountability since all school administrations will now face regular scrutiny that is part of the affiliation renewal process. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a circular Wednesday announcing that it had cancelled the practice of giving out permanent affiliations and asked schools that had such an association to apply afresh for the academic session that will begin next year. CBSE has 20,253 schools, of which 92 have permanent affiliation, according to its website. But these include some of Delhi’s most...
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Will install CCTV cameras in classrooms, parents can watch live: Arvind Kejriwal

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"Each parent will be given access to see his child studying in class on real-time basis on his/her phone. This will make the whole system transparent and accountable and would ensure safety of kids," Arvind Kejriwal said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that each parent will be given access to see their children in class on a real-time basis through CCTV cameras being installed in all Delhi government schools within three months. “Each parent will be given access to see his child studying in class on real-time...
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Govt rules for safe schools

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The state government has issued safety guidelines for schools following recent incidents of student harassments, which includes accusations of molestation. "In the last one year, a number of cases of immoral behaviour were reported against school employees and teachers. The district collectors have been asked to report the cases and keep track of them," said education department official Mahendra Mallick. A girl student of Madanpur Rampur Panchayat College in Kalahandi had also levelled harassment charges against a geography lecturer of the college. The headmaster of a government-run school was arrested...
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Supreme Court seeks states’ response over guidelines for school children’s safety

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The Supreme Court on Monday asked all states and union territories to file a response by January 19 on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking guidelines to ensure safety and security of school children across the country. The Apex Court has fixed January 23 to be the next date of hearing. Till now, three states -- Haryana, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh -- have filed their responses in the case. The top court is hearing a plea filed by two lawyers seeking proper implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety of...
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President of school committee booked for fraud

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President of a Bhandewadi-based school committee has been booked for misusing scholarship money worth Rs 40,000 between May 8, 2017, and January 4 this year. The Lakadganj police had received an application from the headmaster of the school to investigate an illegal account running on school's name about six months ago. During investigation, the cops came to know that the account has been opened by the school committee president, who also withdrew money from it. The cops then approached the education department and come to know that only the headmaster...
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School headmistress arrested by vigilance on graft charge in Odisha

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She had allegedly taken ₹8,200 bribe from a tailor to expedite payment towards making school uniform Headmistress of a government school in Odisha’s Bhadrak district was arrested by anti-graft vigilance wing for allegedly taking ₹8,200 bribe from a tailor to expedite payment towards making school uniform. Acting on a complaint, vigilance personnel laid a trap and caught Anita Pradhan, headmistress of Charigharia Project UP School in Bhadrak district red handed while accepting illegal gratification of ₹8,200 on Thursday, a vigilance release said. Ms. Pradhan had demanded the amount from Meerarani...
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School principal booked for molesting woman teacher in Surat

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A 50-year-old principal of a school was booked in Kapodra police station on Sunday for allegedly molesting a 25-year-old married woman teacher from his school. The accused forcibly molested her on Saturday in his office. Police booked Dhansukh Kikani, principal of Nachiketa School, following complaint of the woman. The complaint was lodged after the family and known people of the woman had rushed to the school and heraod the accused inside the school. Police detained the accused from school to prevent any attack on him. The woman alleged in her...
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5 Complaints Of Student Safety Breach In 2017

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The government received five complaints of student safety breach in schools across the country last year, including the infamous Ryan case. According to the Human Resource Development Ministry data, 5 complaints were received by the government including two from Haryana and one each from Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttarakhand. "No complaint of any breach of student safety was received against any Delhi school," a senior HRD Ministry official said. While all the complaints were received against CBSE schools, no complaints were received regarding not meeting the norms related to the safety...
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